About Beaver Dam

Beaver Dam City HallCity Personnel

  • Larry Carter, City Superintendent
  • Mary Wallace, City Clerk
  • Amy Puckett, Treasurer
  • Alisa Pharis, Executive Secretary

Business and Tax Information

Business License

Any person conducting a business or any type of service within the city limits of Beaver Dam is required to purchase a business license.  Licenses range from $25.00 to $150.00 in cost, depending upon the type of business or service being offered.

Click here to download a business license application.  Use this form for new businesses or to make any necessary changes to a current business license.

For questions concerning a business license, contact Alisa Pharis at 270-274-7106.

Property Taxes

Property taxes are mailed out around the first of October of each year.  Due date is November 15th.  If not paid, a 10% penalty is added to the base amount.  If still not paid by December 15th, an additional 1% will be added monthly thereafter until taxes are paid.  Liens will be placed on property if taxes are not paid.

For property tax questions, contact Amy Puckett at 270-274-7106.

City of Beaver Dam Facts

  • Commission form of Government
  • Largest City in Ohio County
  • Located approx. 2 mi from intersection of WK Parkway & Natcher; approx. 3 mi from Bluegrass Crossings Industrial Park.
  • P & L Railroad runs thru the City of Beaver Dam
  • 133 Businesses within the city limits
  • 6 Industries within corporate city limits (manufacturer of non-woven disposable fabric; industrial hard chrome plating; dishwasher racks; disposal of medical waste; sheltered workshop-assembly of pallets; and a manufacturer of stair treads, door frames & thresholds)
  • Schools
    • Ohio County High School (1,100 students)
    • Ohio County Middle School (650 students)
    • Beaver Dam Elementary (519 students)
  • Downtown area consists primarily of family owned and operated businesses.  Fast becoming an antique area; home of the Beaver Dam Café, which was featured on a KET documentary as one of the most unique diners in the state of Kentucky.
  • Recognized as a Renaissance City in August 2006.
  • Annual Events include the Strawberry Festival held over Memorial Day weekend and Downtown Christmas Celebration, always held on the first Friday night in December.