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  • Bill Pay

    Nicholasville Utilities online bill pay

    Nicholasville Public Utilities offers pay by phone and online credit card payments for utility bills. There is a small processing fee charged per transaction for this service. Transactions are limited to $450 at this time. If your bill is over $450 you can make multiple transactions. You can also call 1-888-260-7639 to pay by automated phone system. You will need your account number and CID number to use the web site or phone service. Your CID will be on your late notice and next bill
    Click here to pay your bill.
    Sign up instructions for online bill pay.


    Nicholasville, Kentucky – The City of Nicholasville’s Fire Marshall has businesses on a rotational basis for structural soundness. This year the building located at 213 North Main Street, AKA Coach Light Antiques, was due for review. Following is the timeline and notes from the file that has led us to the condemnation of the building:
    March 18, 2022 An inspection was conducted as a result of a complaint received regarding falling or missing brick from the back of the building. Permission was granted from the occupants. On this date, four (4) specific structural code violations were noted in addition to four (4) electrical code violations.
    March 18, 2022 Contact was attempted with the listed owner of the building. Voicemail was full.
    March 18, 2022 Notice of Violation was mailed to the address listed on file for the owner of the building. The Notice of Violation gave the property owner two (2) weeks to have an evaluation scheduled and/or completed by a structural engineer and formulate a plan for any necessary repairs. Additionally, a copy of the Notice of Violation was mailed to the address of the building occupant as well as given to the cashier on duty this date.
    April 4, 2022 No response had been received from the property owner. The Planning Director contacted the building owner to discuss the Notice of Violation. The owner indicated at that time that he had no intention of having a structural engineer to review the building due to its age. The call ended with the building owner discussing the possibility that he would reconsider and cooperate. An additional two (2) weeks was given to the owner to formulate a response to the Notice of Violation.
    April 20, 2022 No response had been received from the property owner. Building was posted as Condemned and the occupants were given notice to leave the building. It was noted by the Building Inspector that some mortar repairs had been made.
    April 21, 2022 In response to a complaint from occupants that they could not retrieve their items from the store, a letter was mailed that allowed both the business owner and the occupants ten (10) days to remove their belongings, starting on April 23, 2022. Occupants were never told by building officials that they had to remove their items.
    May 2, 2022 The property owner contacted the Planning Director and requested a meeting.
    May 3, 2022 Building officials arrived on site to meet with the property owner; however, due to a miscommunication the owner and building officials would not meet until the next day. It was noted that an electrician was on-site conducting work on the building. A review of electrical permits showed that no permit was pulled for work on the building.
    May 4, 2022 Building officials arrived on site to meet with the property owner. An inspection was conducted. The property owner inquired as to the necessity of the structural engineer letter and if it was still needed. He was informed, it was a requirement, and would still need to be provided. During the inspection it was noted that there had been no repairs to the second-floor portion of the brick. Additionally, the electrical work that had been completed was not up to commercial code and would need to be corrected. At this time, the property owner indicated he would pursue a demolition permit.

    The City of Nicholasville’s primary focus is the safety of our residents. We do not wish to see history repeat itself, as the fire department has dealt with 3 major fire events in downtown Nicholasville. It is not our desire to see a beloved business close it’s doors but it is our responsibility that if it remains open it does so safely.
    For more information, please contact the Public Information Officer for the City of Nicholasville, Doug Blackford, at 859-885-1121.

  • The Kentucky Open Records Act, KRS 61.870 has been amended effective June 29, 2021:

    Citizens may inspect and have copies made of the City public records pursuant to the Kentucky Open Records Act as provided in the Kentucky Revised Statues.

    Click here to read The Kentucky Open Records Act, KRS 61.870

    As a citizen it is my responsibility to...
    Submit your request in writing or complete a Public Records Inspection Application to the appropriate office. Forms may be obtained from the following links.

    Public Records Inspection Application (General)
    Public Records Inspection Application (Attorney General)

    As official custodian pursuant to KRS 61.879-61.884 Open Records Act the Clerk is responsible for accepting the Open Records Request and providing requested information as permitted by law.

    Request and/or completed forms should be filed with the City Clerk.

    It is the responsibilty of the City to...
    Receive and process Open Records Request according to the law. The City must respond within five business days from the receipt of the request. In most cases the records requested will be provided for inspection. Copies will be provided for a fee per page. If the request is for commercial purposes, cost will vary. In other cases, within the five day time frame, the City may indicate a need for additional time or deny some of the request.

    If I am interested, who do I contact...
    For timely responses please send all requests to the Office of City Clerk at the following:
    Mailing Address:
    City Hall
    517 N Main Street
    Nicholasville, KY 40356


  • Searchable Minutes

    Searchable Documents Online

    Nicholasville Ordinances, Commission meeting minutes, and meeting agendas are now available on the Internet. Most documents are fully text searchable.
    Click here to access the documents.

  • Bike Path

    Jessamine County Middle School Cheerleaders say:

    Whether you are East or West, Keeping storm drains clean is always best!
    In cities, rain and snow fall on streets, sidewalks and parking lots where it can't be absorbed. Storm drains along streets and in parking areas give the runoff a place to flow, which helps prevent flooding. But the water picks up contaminates from trash, motor oil and other debris and carries it into our local streams. That's why it's important to properly dispose of yard waste, trash, oil and grease and why storm drains are just for rain. For more information, Click here.

  • Bike Path

    Bike & Pedestrian Plan

    The Lexington Area MPO is developing a pedestrian and bicycle plan to improve walking and biking conditions in Fayette County and Jessamine County.
    Click here for more information.

  • Award

    Fire Department receives Community Service Award

    Nicholasville Fire Department Conducts Fire Safety Program for local Children and receives 15-year award for service to the Community.
    Click here for more information.

  • City Commissioners

    Your City Commission

    Betty Black, Bethany Davis-Brown, Alex Carter, Patty Teater, and Pete Sutherland (Mayor) meet on most Mondays at 5 p.m. See Schedule

  • Comp Plan

    2017 Joint Comprehensive Plan

    Wilmore-Nicholasville-Jessamine County 2017 Joint Comprehensive Plan
    2017 Comprehensive Plan
    Current Land Use Map
    Future Land Use Map

  • Yellow Dot

    Yellow Dot Program

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has introduced the Yellow Dot Program. This program alerts first responders at crash scenes of critical medical information that could save a life.
    Click here for more information.
    Click here for the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety site.

  • Kiosk

    After hours utility payment options

    Nicholasville Public Utilities already offers easy online credit card payment easy online credit card payment or the Express Drop Box for checks but could not take cash after business hours. Now after hours drive through payments can be made with cash or credit cards as well. Just visit the office at 601 N Main St and use the automated payment kiosk to pay your bill! To use the new kiosk you only need to know your account number and the amount you owe. But remember, the Payment Kiosk only takes bills and cannot give change. This means any money over what you owe that is fed to the kiosk will be credited to your next bill and a receipt will be printed for you.

  • Community Notification

    Interactive Community Notification

    ECN Code Red is the Interactive Community Notification system for Jessamine County. This system is at no cost to subscribers and is very simple to opt in. Residents who wish to opt in to the site simply need to go to the link and create a user account. From there they may enter their Cell phone/ landline or email and physical address. Using the Code Red program E911 or Emergency officials can contact them in the event of an emergency or disaster. They can also opt in to receive severe weather warnings from the National Weather service for Jessamine County. Click here to sign up.

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Mayor Pete SutherlandMessage from the Mayor

As mayor, I have the privilege of being involved in community developments from the time they are just a seed of an idea all the way to the finish line. This has been such an exciting and positive year that it is hard to capture it in words.
Our downtown is really starting to bustle again. New businesses have opened on Main Street and existing ones are seeing increased activity. Events such as the upcoming St. Nich Christmas Fest on Saturday, Dec. 12, and art walks are drawing large crowds. It is a result of a better streetscape, creative thinking and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
I'm really excited about the approved use of state funding to create a performance park...Read More

Mayor Pete Sutherland

About the City of Nicholasville

Positioned in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass region, on the outskirts of Lexington, Nicholasville is Kentucky's seventh fastest growing city. In addition to a great quality of life, the area is known for its rural beauty, music heritage and historical significance. We invite you to explore all Nicholasville has to offer.

Nicholasville Brush Pile

SATURDAY HOURS ONLY from 8am to 12pm ONLY.
Due to the expansion project that is currently in progress at our Wastewater Treatment Plant we do ask any visitors that are hauling brush to please ENTER through Short Shun entrance and EXIT through Bethel Road for everyone's safety. Please be aware of the increase in traffic and heavy machinery that may be present due to the ongoing construction.
If you have any additional questions, please call us at 859-885-1121.

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