Please observe the the following tax rates and license costs pertaining to Ludlow:

  • Property Tax Rate: $.499/ $100 of assessed value for 2023
  • Tangible Property: $1.667/$100 of assessed value for 2023
  • Fire/EMS Special Assessment of Property: $.175/ $100 per assessed value
  • Business License: $50 per business
  • Rental License: $100 (per parcel) application fee + $25 per rental unit (Ex. $125 for single-family home), annually
  • Short-Term Rental License:  $300.00 per rental unit, annually
  • Payroll: 2%
  • Gross Receipts Tax:  .132%
  • Insurance Premium: 12% 
  • Handicap Parking Permit: $50 for permit, $10 renewal rate
  • Garbage Collection Fee (Annual): $250.56 per unit for 2022-2023; $294.00 per unit for 2023-2024; $308.16 per unit for 2024-2025; $322.92 per unit for 2025-2026

City taxes and garbage collection fees are due annually on October 31st.  Property taxes and Fire/EMS taxes are based on a calendar year; garbage collection fees are based on a fiscal year (July 1st through June 30th).  

Click HERE to view tax information for a specific property.  

Click HERE to view information from the Kenton County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) about the PVA and their role in setting the assessed value for your property.


The City of Ludlow contracts with Rumpke for garbage and recycling collection.  Residents will receive trash collection and recycling collection one time per week. 

Recycling:  If you wish to participate in the weekly curbside recycling program, please contact Rumpke at 1-877-786-7537 and they will provide a 65-gallon, wheeled recycling cart to you at no additional cost.  Recycling is collected on the same day as your trash. 

Trash Amnesty Week: During the first full week of each month, residents may place up to three (3) large items (items too large to fit inside the trash cart) at the curb on for their scheduled collection day.  Please make sure any upholstered items (couch, chair, etc.) and mattresses are completely wrapped in plastic before they are set out at the curb. 

Yard Waste: Yard waste should be placed at the curb inside of trash carts.  If you have more yard waste than what your cart holds, place at the curb during trash amnesty weeks.  Loose shrubbery or tree limbs must be bundled and tied in lengths no larger than 4 feet long and 2 feet wide.  Bundles should not exceed 50 pounds.

For questions regarding the trash and recycling collection schedule in your area, please contact Rumpke at 1-877-786-7537.

A map displaying waste collection and recycling collection schedule may be found here.

A copy of the Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Resource Guide may be found here.