We are proud to announce that we have launched the capability to pay your taxes via credit card this year. This is a secure site that implements encryption to ensure that your payment is safe.

Please note that if paying by credit card you will be assessed a 2.49% processing fee for Visa, MasterCard, and Discover payments.  For American Express payments there is a 3.5% processing fee. The processing fee is collected by the credit card company to offset our cost for providing this service. The City of Fort Wright does not receive any portion of the processing fee.

Please download our Convenience Fee Calculator if you would like to see a projection of the processing fee before you submit your credit card payment.

City of Fort Wright 2017 Property Taxes were due by December 31, 2017. If you have an outstanding tax bill please contact the city building at 859-331-1700 to make payment arrangements. You can pay in person at the City Building, 409 Kyles Lane, Monday -Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please note that per city ordinance (see below) penalty and interest payments are required on 2017 tax bills paid after January 1, 2018.

The tax levied by the City Council of the City of Fort Wright, Kentucky for the year 2017 shall be due and payable to City Tax Collector from and after passage of this Ordinance. Anyone failing to pay the tax by December 31, 2017, shall be deemed delinquent, and said bill shall have added thereto a penalty of twenty (20%) percent of the amount thereof, and shall bear interest at the rate of twelve (12%) percent per annum from January 1, 2018, until paid. Said tax shall constitute a lien upon the property and be collectable as such.


Welcome to Fort Wright, Kentucky

Welcome to the City of Fort Wright's website! 

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Named after Civil War hero Horatio Gouverneur Wright and situated on a hillside in Northern Kentucky with scenic views of Cincinnati, Ohio, Fort Wright has ready access to urban amenities while retaining suburban charm and warmth. Please consider this my personal invitation to visit our City any time to experience all that we have to offer, I'm certain that you'll find that Fort Wright is a wonderful place to live, work and play!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to contact any of our staff, or you can reach me by leaving a message at the City Offices at 859-331-1700 or by e-mailing me at

Thank you for visiting our web site and stop back regularly for all the latest news about our fine community.

Dave Hatter, Mayor


Vision Statement

Fort Wright is a community where people want to live, raise their families; and where citizens can live their lives with access to the services they need and want; where businesses want to locate; where people want to work.

Fort Wright is a community that provides professionally trained police, fire and emergency medical services.

Fort Wright is a community that provides and professionally maintains a sound and comprehensive public infrastructure which includes streets, storm sewers, curbs, gutters and sidewalks; and promotes the same of other public utility providers to enhance residents' quality of life.

Fort Wright is a community that actively pursues the appropriate use of land within its boundaries.

Fort Wright is a community that encourages and promotes input and active participation of its citizenry, both residential and business.

Fort Wright is a community that recognizes its history and tradition and works to cultivate and promote it regionally.

Fort Wright is a community that is professionally managed and fiscally responsible in providing this quality of life.


Guardian Angel

"Guardian Angel" by Greg Wyatt


Kenton County Twin Towers Memorial

Kenton County - Twin Towers - 9/11 Memorial

Calendar Of Events
City Council Meetings
City Council Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M.
Caucus Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM
Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Audit
The annual audit has been completed. Click the link below to view a complete copy.
The City of Fort Wright Tranparency Portal
In an effort to provide financial information that is more timely, clear and transparent, The City of Fort Wright is very pleased to present our Financial Transparency Portal. We have partnered with OpenGov, a leader in this space, to provide a new web-based financial transparency and analysis tool that dynamically presents the city's revenues and expenses from historical trends to line item level details. Click below to learn more about OpenGov!

409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, KY 41011
Tel: 859-331-1700
Fax: 859-331-0454

Monday, February 19, 2018
President's Day
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Caucus Meeting
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Council Meeting