Kentucky Revised Statutes
Includes enactments through the 2023 Regular Session
The KRS database was last updated on 06/08/2023
.003 Codes of ethics for city, county, charter county, urban-county government, and consolidated local government officials and employees -- Codes of ethics for boards, officers, and employees of special purpose governmental entities -- Interlocal agreements -- Delegation of council's subpoena power to investigate code of ethics violations.
.005 Notice to county clerk of establishment of political subdivision -- Application of provisions only before July 1, 2014 -- Transition to reporting requirements of KRS 65A.010 to 65A.090 -- Duties of clerk -- Fee -- Notice by existing districts.
.007 Removal of appointed member of special district governing body -- Hearing -- Appeal.
.008 Expiration of term of appointed member of governing body of authority.
.009 Ex officio member of district governing body -- Designation by fiscal court.
.010 Repealed, 1980.
.012 Requirements for referendum petitions.
.013 Tax dollars not to be used to advocate for or against public question on ballot.
.014 Required use of public funds for election administration.
.015 Legislative intention to occupy field regarding provisions of KRS 336.130.
.016 Prohibition against requiring any employer to pay employee a certain wage or fringe benefit.
.020 Repealed, 1978.
.025 Prohibitions relating to employment of entities providing architectural services and construction management services on capital construction projects -- Effect of violation -- Best value procurement criteria -- Exception.
.027 Reciprocal preference to be given to resident bidders by local governments.
.028 Public-private partnership delivery method of awarding contracts for capital construction projects -- Kentucky Local Government Public-Private Partnership Board. (Effective until June 29, 2023)
.028 Public-private partnership delivery method of awarding contracts for capital construction projects -- Kentucky Local Government Public-Private Partnership Board. (Effective June 29, 2023)
.029 Appropriation to West End Opportunity Partnership conditioned upon partnership's receipt of private and consolidated local government funding.
.030 Record-keeping by computer or other rapid-access data collection system.
.032 Online portal for electronic filing of recorded instruments -- Timeline. (Effective until June 29, 2023)
.032 Online portal for electronic filing of recorded instruments -- Timeline. (Effective June 29, 2023)
.037 Definitions -- Affidavit in lieu of lost, damaged, or destroyed local government record -- Good-faith attempt at replacement or re-creation -- Contents of affidavit -- Exception.
.040 Renumbered as KRS 65.160.
.041 Disposition of firearms or ammunition owned by unit of local government -- Disposition of proceeds upon sale.
.045 Civil action against firearms or ammunition manufacturer, trade association, or dealer.
.050 Renumbered as KRS 65.162.
.055 Duty of county judge/executives and mayors to distribute information to local officials and board members -- Electronic distribution permitted.
.060 Definition of district.
.065 Budgets -- Application only to fiscal periods ending before July 1, 2014 -- Transition to requirements of KRS 65A.010 to 65A.090 -- Filing -- Financial statements -- Audits -- Enforcement.
.067 Bond required of persons handling public funds -- Compliance by elected officials and their employees.
.068 Fees for fingerprint impressions or photograph requested for professional, trade, or commercial purposes or personal use.
.070 Filing with county clerk and fiscal court -- Application of provisions only to fiscal periods ending before July 1, 2014 -- Transition to requirements of KRS 65A.010 to 65A.090 -- Publication of descriptive information on the district -- Submission of audit to fiscal court -- Department for Local Government to furnish standard reporting forms to county clerks -- Enforcement.
.110 Public improvement assessment bills.
.112 Compensation for sewage treatment utility property -- Eminent domain -- Surcharge to customers.
.113 Consumer use of specified utility services and liquefied petroleum gas not to be restricted -- Authority of Public Service Commission and local government.
.114 Investment in securitized bonds -- Limitations -- Determination of connection by commission -- Limitation on adverse governmental actions affecting rights in securitized property. (Effective June 29, 2023)
.115 Repealed, 2004.
.117 Notice to state local debt officer required before any financial obligation entered into -- Administrative regulations.
.120 Revenues from fees, fines and forfeitures related to parking.
.125 Enactment and administration of special ad valorem tax.
.130 Local governments authorized to display historic religious and nonreligious artifacts, monuments, symbols, and texts in public buildings and on public property owned by the local governments.
.133 Responsibility for enforcement of sex offender registration laws.
.135 Legislative intention to occupy field regarding violations of KRS 439.3401 and KRS 17.500.
.140 Local governments required to pay for purchases within 30 days -- Interest penalty.
.150 Expenditure of funds for liability or property insurance.
.154 "Employer", "employee" defined -- Spouse to acknowledge action in writing if not named as beneficiary by employee.
.155 Pick up of employee contributions.
.156 Actuarial valuation requirement for local government pension systems -- Exemptions -- Copy to Legislative Research Commission -- Contributions by cities, municipal agencies, urban-county governments, or consolidated local governments -- Payment of lawful expenses -- Prohibition against creation or maintenance of defined benefit retirement system susceptible of unfunded liability -- Exceptions.
.157 County may appropriate funds to a city within a county or city may appropriate funds to county in which it is located -- Specification of uses -- Accounting on expenditures.
.1575 Charitable community foundations -- Relationship with local governments.
.158 Procedure for city, consolidated local government, or urban-county employee nontax payroll deductions.
.159 Incentive programs for emergency services personnel achieving health and fitness goals.
.1591 Peer support counseling.
.160 Special districts may be formed by two or more counties.
.162 Special districts may be expanded to include additional counties.
.166 Fiscal court procedure for alteration or dissolution of district.
.170 Dissolution by referendum.
.172 Dissolution on majority vote -- When dissolution opposed, restriction on further attempt.
.174 Dissolution of multicounty districts.
.176 Withdrawal of membership.
.180 Definition of "taxing district."
.181 Compliance with KRS 65A.010 to 65A.090.
.182 Procedures for creating taxing district.
.184 Petition -- Contents -- Signatures.
.186 Appeal from decision of fiscal court to form a taxing district.
.188 Two or more counties included in one district.
.190 Effect of amendment or repeal of section of KRS by 1984 Acts Chapter 100.
.192 Alternate method of creating a taxing district in counties containing a consolidated local government or a city of the first class.
.200 Definitions for KRS 65.2001 to 65.2006.
.2001 Application and construction of KRS 65.2002 to 65.2006.
.2002 Amount of damages recoverable against local governments.
.2003 Claims disallowed.
.2004 Periodic payment of damages.
.2005 Defense of employee by local government -- Liability of employee.
.2006 Judgments affected.
.205 Definitions for KRS 65.205 to 65.209.
.206 Establishment of program to advance conservation and efficient use of energy and water resources.
.207 Assessments on EPAD real property to repay energy project financing and associated costs -- Conditions -- Notice -- Collection.
.208 Assessment imposed only at request of owner of EPAD real property to repay project financing.
.209 Issuance of bonds or notes to finance energy projects -- Security -- Lien.
.210 Short title of KRS 65.210 to 65.300.
.220 Purpose of KRS 65.210 to 65.300.
.230 Definitions for KRS 65.210 to 65.300.
.240 Joint exercise of power by state agencies with other public agencies -- Permissible agreements among private institutions of higher education, county school districts, and independent school districts.
.241 Public agency must notify establishing local governments of its intent to enter into interlocal agreement -- Response or nonresponse of local governments.
.242 Change in parties to interlocal agreement.
.243 Status and authorities of interlocal agency created by interlocal agreement -- Interlocal agreement controls if more restrictive than KRS 65.210 to 65.300 -- Status and authorities are cumulative -- No statutory power to tax granted to interlocal agency -- Interlocal agency deemed a public agency.
.245 Repealed, 2020.
.250 Contents of agreements authorized by KRS 65.240.
.255 Powers of peace officers operating under cooperative interlocal agreement.
.260 Limitations upon agreements -- Approval by Attorney General or Department for Local Government -- Exemptions.
.270 Revenue bonds.
.280 Effect of civil service laws and regulations upon transferred employees.
.290 Copies of agreement must be filed -- Status of public agencies in case or controversy involving agreement between or among agencies of other state or United States.
.300 Approval of agreement by officer or agency required.
.310 Definitions for KRS 65.310 to 65.314.
.312 Applicability of Open Records Act and Open Meetings Act to governing bodies of public entity and affiliated organizations -- Exceptions -- Financial data to be posted on Web -- Annual audit.
.314 Adoption of procurement, personnel, and compensation policies and code of ethics.
.320 Local Government Training Advisory Council.
.323 Duties of council.
.327 Use of existing training providers.
.330 Members not to be compensated.
.337 Quorum -- Vote requirement.
.350 Definitions for KRS 65.350 to 65.375.
.352 Compliance with KRS 65A.010 to 65A.090.
.355 Creation of authority.
.360 Board of authority.
.365 List of electronic mail addresses of interested housing authorities.
.370 Acquisition and disposal of property -- Publication of information -- Taxes extinguished -- Proceeds of sale or disposal -- Remittance of property taxes.
.375 Conditions under which authority to take title to tax-delinquent properties.
.420 Acquisition of easements, purposes.
.430 Local legislative bodies may acquire interest in real property.
.440 Local legislative bodies, additional powers.
.450 Valuation and taxation of legislative body's interest in real property.
.460 Local legislative bodies denied power of eminent domain.
.462 Acceptance of instrument constitutes dedication -- Term of easement and covenant.
.464 Covenant against cutting of trees.
.466 Requirements for acceptance.
.468 Planning commission to issue advisory report on acquisition.
.470 Construction in violation of easement prohibited -- Injunctive relief.
.472 Recording of easement.
.474 Extension of term of easement.
.476 Termination of easement.
.478 Consent of owner of subsurface rights to easement.
.480 Construction of certain improvements not prohibited.
.490 Definitions for KRS 65.490 to 65.499.
.491 Legislative findings regarding tax increment financing.
.493 Development areas for tax increment financing -- Qualifications.
.4931 Extension of pilot program period for not more than 25 years -- Conditions -- Reports.
.494 KRS 65.490 to 65.499 limited to development areas established by county containing city of the first class or a city of the first class before March 23, 2007.
.495 State and local development contracts for release of tax increments or grant awards -- Limitations.
.497 State and local development contracts for benefits derived by taxing authority -- Annual renewal.
.499 Notice of contract of release to tax collector -- Distribution of tax revenues.
.500 Legislative findings -- Purposes of KRS 65.500 to 65.506 and 141.398.
.501 Definitions for KRS 65.500 to 65.506.
.502 West End Opportunity Partnership -- Powers and duties -- Purposes.
.503 Governing board of West End Opportunity Partnership -- Membership -- Meetings -- Training. (Effective until June 29, 2023)
.503 Governing board of West End Opportunity Partnership -- Membership -- Substitutions -- Meetings -- Training. (Effective June 29, 2023)
.504 Local participation agreement to pledge percentage of incremental revenues to West End Opportunity Partnership.
.505 Documentation, records, and release of incremental revenues -- Bonds -- Biennial report. (Effective until June 29, 2023)
.505 Documentation, records, and release of incremental revenues -- Bonds -- Biennial report. (Effective June 29, 2023)
.506 West End Louisville Advisory Council -- Membership -- Duties.
.510 Definitions for KRS 65.510 to 65.650.
.520 Establishment -- General powers -- Cabinet's oversight responsibilities.
.530 Purpose, duties, and powers of riverport authority.
.540 Members of authority -- Appointment, terms -- Removal -- Effect of compact.
.550 Withdrawal of city or county -- Successors -- Agreed dissolution.
.560 Meetings of authority -- Quorum -- Effect of tie vote.
.570 Compensation of members -- Employees -- Duties of secretary-treasurer -- Effect of compact.
.580 City or county may appropriate funds or levy tax for use of riverport authority.
.590 Riverport authority may borrow money, how secured.
.600 Revenue bonds issued, when.
.610 Contracts for use of facilities -- Maintenance costs, how paid.
.620 Title to property -- Tax exemptions.
.630 Exercise of powers declared public function -- Property held for public purpose.
.640 Authority may indemnify the United States for damages resulting from improvements.
.650 Commitments of authority to the United States to improve navigability.
.660 Creation of single-county emergency services board -- Replacement of existing fire, ambulance, and rescue squad boards -- Boundaries -- Taxing powers -- Dissolution or alteration of boundaries.
.661 Compliance with KRS 65A.010 to 65A.090.
.662 Creation of multicounty emergency services board -- Replacement of existing fire, ambulance, and rescue squad boards -- Boundaries -- Taxing powers -- Dissolution or alteration of boundaries.
.664 Powers of emergency services boards.
.666 Management of single-county emergency services board -- Board appointments -- Terms of board members -- Residency requirement -- Removal.
.668 Management of multicounty emergency services board -- Board appointments -- Terms of board members -- Residency requirement -- Removal -- Vacancies.
.670 Levy of ad valorem tax -- License fee -- Purpose.
.672 Contracts for fire, ambulance, and emergency squad services.
.674 Provision of emergency services through agency of county government -- Dedicated county ad valorem tax -- Exception to tax levy recall provisions.
.676 Emergency services tax supplemental to existing tax of fire, ambulance, and emergency squad districts -- Aggregate tax limits.
.679 KRS 65.660 to 65.679 supersede structure and taxing privileges of fire, ambulance, and emergency squad districts -- Other provisions not affected.
.680 Definitions for KRS 65.680 to 65.699.
.682 Legislative finding.
.683 KRS 65.680 to 65.699 limited to development areas established under KRS 65.686 by a city or county before March 23, 2007.
.684 Powers of city or county for economic development.
.6851 Option to impose assessment fee on certain newly created jobs -- Limitation on amount -- Tax credit for assessed employees -- Restriction on multiple assessments -- Termination -- Requirements to exercise option -- Transition provisions.
.6853 Relationship to other job development assessment fees -- Maximum on total tax credits.
.6855 Application of assessments -- Employer's duties.
.686 Establishment or modification of development area -- Procedure -- Termination.
.687 Extension of termination date for development area -- Conditions.
.688 Special fund for outstanding increment bonds.
.690 Ordinances governing increment bonds -- Required provisions.
.692 Permitted purposes for bond issuance.
.694 Pledge of increments for bond payment -- Precedence of pledges.
.696 Development area grant contract -- Required provisions.
.6971 Development area for infrastructure development -- Application -- Approval -- Ordinance creating area -- Increment amounts -- Grant contracts -- Portion of increment due from each taxing district -- Financing account -- Reports -- Operating procedures -- Obligation of Department of Revenue and agency.
.6972 Development area and related project -- Application -- Approval -- Requirements for project -- Independent consultant -- Approval by authority -- Ordinance -- Grant contracts -- Portion of increment due from each taxing district -- Financing account -- Reports -- Operating procedures -- Obligation of Department of Revenue and agency.
.698 Authority of KRS 65.680 to 65.699 supplemental to other legal authority.
.699 Short title for KRS 65.680 to 65.699.
.700 Repealed, 2002.
.703 Repealed, 2002.
.7041 Findings of General Assembly relative to KRS 65.7041 to 65.7083.
.7043 Purposes of KRS 65.7041 to 65.7083.
.7044 Oversight and responsibility for Commonwealth's participation in tax increment financing.
.7045 Definitions for KRS 65.7041 to 65.7083.
.7047 Establishment of local development areas -- Conditions for establishment -- Steps for establishment or modification -- Funding -- Execution of agreement -- Pledge of revenues -- Reporting requirements -- Administrative regulations.
.7049 Establishment of development area for investment, reinvestment, development, use, and reuse pursuant to this section and KRS 65.7051 and 65.7053 -- Conditions for establishment -- Findings required.
.7051 Establishment of development plan for a development area -- Public hearing.
.7053 Contents of ordinance establishing a development area -- Agency to oversee and administer implementation of ordinance -- Termination date.
.7055 Amendment, change, or revision to development plan or development area -- Adoption -- Hearing and notice -- Ordinance.
.7056 Occupational license fee -- Assessment -- Credit against other license fee -- Collection and remittance -- Job development assessment fee -- Fee maximums.
.7057 Permitted sources for local funding for redevelopment assistance or projects -- Special assessments -- Local participation agreement required.
.7059 Issuance of increment bonds by local governments.
.7061 Special fund to be pledged for retirement of increment bonds -- Requirements governing disbursal of funds.
.7063 Requirements for local participation agreements -- Pledge of incremental revenues superior to other pledges of revenues.
.7065 Service payment agreement -- Power of city, county, or issuer to enter into agreement -- Liens, priority, validity, enforceability, and termination.
.7067 Real property in development areas not eligible for assessment moratoriums under KRS 99.600.
.7069 State Tax Increment Financing Commission -- Members -- Powers and duties -- Annual report.
.7071 Repealed, 2008.
.7073 Repealed, 2008.
.7075 Repealed, 2008.
.7077 Repealed, 2008.
.7079 Repealed, 2008.
.7081 Repealed, 2008.
.7083 Payment and release of incremental revenues -- Duties of local taxing districts and Department of Revenue.
.710 Contract requirements.
.720 Construction of contract provisions.
.730 Repealed, 1978.
.750 Definitions for KRS 65.750 to 65.760.
.751 Legislative findings and declarations regarding 911 emergency services.
.752 Requirements for enhanced 911 emergency service -- Privacy of information.
.754 Penalties for violations of KRS 65.752.
.755 Digits reserved for emergency telephone number.
.760 Establishment of 911 emergency telephone service by local government -- Sources and disposition of revenues -- Funding.
.7621 Definitions for KRS 65.7621 to 65.7643.
.7623 Kentucky 911 Services Board -- Members -- Expenses -- Budget -- Advisory council.
.7625 Appointment and duties of state administrator of commercial mobile radio service emergency telecommunications.
.7627 Commercial mobile radio service emergency telecommunications fund.
.7629 Powers and duties of board.
.7630 Gathering and reporting information regarding 911 emergency communications funding and costs -- Annual report to board by agencies and providers -- Administrative regulations -- Information subject to disclosure under Open Records Act and information subject to confidentiality -- Report to Legislative Research Commission.
.7631 Apportionment of money in CMRS fund.
.7633 Promulgation of administrative regulations by board.
.7634 CMRS prepaid service charge.
.7635 Duty of commercial mobile radio service providers to act as collection agents for postpaid service charges for fund -- Procedure for collection of service charges before and after January 1, 2017.
.7636 Lifeline program provider to collect and remit monthly CMRS service charge to board -- Enforcement of service charge collection -- No impact on CMRS fees imposed prior to January 1, 2017 -- Prohibited use of moneys received.
.7637 Limitations of liability for CMRS providers, service suppliers, VoIP service providers, and 911 or next generation 911 system services or equipment providers.
.7639 Information to be given to board by CMRS providers -- Confidentiality of information.
.7640 Mobile telecommunications services -- Adoption of federal provisions -- Notification of service provider about errors -- Correction and refund -- Exhaustion of remedies.
.7641 Illegal use of wireless emergency telephone service -- Penalties.
.7643 Construction of KRS 65.7621 to 65.7643 with respect to Communications Act of 1934.
.7701 Definitions for KRS 65.7703 to 65.7721.
.7703 Authority to borrow money in anticipation of taxes or revenues -- Notes to be payable only by appropriation.
.7705 Note maximums.
.7707 Maturity of notes -- Payment of interest.
.7709 Time of issuance -- Format.
.7711 Notes to be secured by pledge, lien, and charge -- Sinking fund or note retirement fund.
.7713 Enforcement of pledge, lien, and charge -- Payment of notes.
.7715 Estimate of revenues available for securing notes.
.7717 Sale -- Award to be made by legislation.
.7719 Repealed, 2008.
.7721 Short title.
.805 Definition of "district" for KRS 65.810 to 65.830.
.810 Sole method of creating a nontaxing special district.
.815 Petition for creation of nontaxing special district.
.820 Appeal of decision of fiscal court on formation of nontaxing special district.
.825 Creation of joint nontaxing special district.
.830 Effect of KRS 65.805 to 65.830 on special districts created prior to July 13, 1984.
.870 Local firearms control ordinances prohibited -- Exemption from immunity -- Declaratory and injunctive relief.
.871 Local restrictions on sales of metals and products containing metal permitted -- Conditions.
.873 Local restrictions on use of mobile telephone in motor vehicle prohibited.
.875 Prohibition against local rent control on private property.
.877 Local governments' authority to regulate holding of inherently dangerous wildlife -- List of inherently dangerous wildlife.
.879 Prohibition against local ordinances specifically applicable to residential care facilities for persons with a disability -- Information to be provided by Cabinet for Health and Family Services -- Facilities not exempted from general application ordinances.
.8801 Purpose of KRS 65.8801 to 65.8839.
.8805 Definitions for KRS 65.8801 to 65.8839.
.8808 Code enforcement board creation -- Joinder with additional cities or counties -- Powers -- Classification of violation of ordinance as civil offense.
.8811 Membership of board -- Term -- Reappointment -- Vacancy -- Removal -- Compensation.
.8815 Organization of board -- Meetings -- Quorum -- Minutes -- Administrative personnel.
.8818 Alternate board members.
.8821 Powers of board.
.8823 Abatement and decontamination of methamphetamine contamination -- Ordinance.
.8825 Enforcement proceedings -- Procedure.
.8828 Hearing -- Notice -- Failure to appear -- Procedure -- Final order.
.8829 Hearing officer -- Duties -- Procedures -- Ordinance for alternative procedure.
.8831 Appeals -- Final judgment.
.8834 Uncollected liens -- Enforcement -- Inclusion on property tax bill.
.8835 Lien -- Recording -- Responsibility for fines, charges, and fees.
.8836 System for notification of lienholder -- Requirements -- Correction of violation -- Precedence of lien.
.8838 Immediate action to remedy violation of ordinances.
.8839 Short title for KRS 65.8801 to 65.8839.
.8840 Abatement of nuisance -- Exceptions -- Enforcement ordinance -- Lien -- Personal liability of property owner -- Right to farm exception.
.8901 Legislative findings -- Statutory authority for regional wastewater commission.
.8903 Definitions for KRS 65.8901 to 65.8923 and 69.8925.
.8905 Procedure for forming regional wastewater commission.
.8907 Appointment of commissioners -- Terms.
.8909 Procedure for inclusion of entity in existing regional wastewater commission.
.8911 Organization of commission -- Compensation -- Bond -- Applicability of Open Meetings Act and Open Records Act.
.8913 Removal of commissioner for cause -- Notice -- Hearing.
.8915 Withdrawal of member entity from regional wastewater commission -- Payment of obligations -- Vacancies.
.8917 Managing board -- Powers and duties of regional wastewater commission -- Property and income exempt from tax.
.8919 Commission to provide services to member entities and other parties on wholesale contract basis -- Mandatory contract provisions -- Rates and charges -- Contract to manage existing wastewater facility.
.8921 Procedure for establishing or changing rates or charges for service.
.8923 Acquisition of appropriate sites, facilities, and funding.
.8925 Web site to provide public access to expenditure records of regional wastewater commission -- Monthly updates -- Registration with Department for Local Government -- Application of KRS 65A.010 to 65A.090.
.900 Definitions for KRS 65.905 to 65.925.
.905 Local governments required to file uniform financial information report -- Application of provisions only to fiscal periods ending before July 1, 2014 -- Transition to requirements of KRS 65A.010 to 65A.090 -- Use of report by Department for Local Government.
.910 Required contents of uniform financial information report.
.915 Repealed, 2007.
.920 Effects of failure of local government to comply with certain specified statutory provisions.
.925 Copies to be filed with Legislative Research Commission.
.940 Definitions for KRS 65.942 to 65.956.
.942 Terms and conditions of leases -- Leasing for financing property purchases -- Sinking fund -- Time period for challenging validity of ordinance or resolution.
.944 When approval by state local debt officer or chief state school officer is required -- Technical and advisory assistance on leases.
.946 Maximum term for leases.
.948 Leased property exempt from state and local taxation.
.950 Leases as a legal and authorized investment.
.952 Title to property subject to the lease.
.954 Construction of KRS 65.940 to 65.956.
.956 Short title.