Taxes & Licensing

Business License Information

Occupational License

Any individual or enterprise operating for profit within the city limits of Maysville is required to obtain an Occupational License. A license must be obtained prior to the start of a new business, when a change of ownership occurs, and at renewal annually. New and change of ownership applicants are requested to complete an Occupational License and Payroll Tax Application Form to be submitted with the initial fee of $75. An Gross Receipts License Fee Tax Return must be submitted with all business license renewals in compliance with Occupational Tax Ordinance 08-07. For more information regarding fees and regulations, contact Asst. Comptroller Karen Cracraft at 606-564-9419, ext. 312 or kcracraft@maysvilleky.net or Melissa Wood at ext. 310 or melissawood@maysvilleky.net

Please visit the Forms page to download the appropriate forms. Taxes and licensing fees may be paid with credit or debit cards.

Payroll Taxes

Any individual working as an employee within the city limits of Maysville is assessed a local payroll tax of 1.95% of gross wages. Payroll taxes are to be withheld from the employee by the employer and remitted to the City of Maysville on a quarterly basis. Tax payments are due 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter. For more information regarding fees and regulations, contact Asst. Comptroller Karen Cracraft at 606-564-9419, ext.312 or kcracraft@maysvilleky.net or Melissa Wood at ext. 310 or melissawood@maysvilleky.net.

Please visit the Forms page to download the Quarterly Payroll Withholding form.

Alcoholic Beverage License

Any business operating within the city limits of Maysville, which sells alcoholic beverages, must obtain an Alcoholic Beverage License from the Commonwealth of Kentucky as well as from the City of Maysville. Application to the city must be submitted to City Clerk Lisa R. Dunbar along with appropriate payment and a copy of the business’s Kentucky ABC License for the year for which application is being made.

Maysville Ordinance 13-31 set new categories and fees for alcoholic beverage licenses. Learn more about Maysville Ordinance 13-31.

Please visit the Forms page to download the ABC application.

Mayor David Cartmell is the ABC Administrator for the city. To contact the mayor, call 606-564-9419 or 606-584-5371.