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Darlene M. Plummer

Kenton County
Property Valuation Administrator

Appeal Process

The PVA's Notices of Real Estate Assessment are typically mailed during the month of April to allow appropriate time for property owners to review the information pertaining to their property. All property owners have the right to appeal the assessed value of their property; however, certain steps must be followed.

  1. In accordance with state law, property owners who wish to appeal their assessment must first hold a conference with the PVA office. The conference must be held before or during the open inspection period. Each year, the inspection period typically begins on the first Monday in May and is open for thirteen days following, including Saturdays. The dates are published in the appropriate newspaper and are also noted on the assessment notice. Conferences are held in person at the PVA office or by telephone. It is an informal process and it is not necessary for property owners to be represented by an attorney. Property owners are encouraged to bring documentation to the conference that supports their opinion of the property's value. For example, a recent appraisal, photos, insurance policies, current real estate listings, or any other sales information from their neighborhood are helpful. Please refer to the Supporting Documentation list for examples of what documentation is acceptable. The following form has been provided to assist property owners with the appeal of their assessed value based on comparable sales. To schedule a conference, please call (859) 392-1750.
  2. If an agreement is not reached as a result of the PVA conference, property owners may appeal to the Kenton County Board of Assessment Appeals. The Board of Assessment Appeals is a locally appointed three member panel that hears appeals property owners bring against the assessment placed on their property. Members of the Board take an oath to “fix at fair cash value all property assessments” under appeal (KRS 132.470). Appeal forms, including a Conference Record, will be provided by the PVA office, upon your request, should you decide to appeal your assessed value. The completed forms must be submitted to the Kenton County Clerk's Office no later than one work day following the conclusion of the open inspection period. (For 2020, appeals must be filed by 4:00 p.m. on July 21, 2020.)

    The County Clerk will notify property owners of the date and time of their appeal. Local Board of Appeal hearings for 2020 will be held in June. For a list of current appeals, please contact the County Clerk.
  3. An additional appeal to the Kentucky Claims Commission (KCC) is available to anyone who remains dissatisfied with their assessment. The Kentucky Claims Commission (KCC) consists of three members appointed by the Governor. The Kentucky Claims Commission (KCC) will notify property owners of the date and time of their appeal.

Again, this process must begin with a conference with the PVA Office.

While the Kenton County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) strives to make the information on this website as timely and accurate as possible, the PVA office makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site.

No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including, but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its links to other Internet resources.

Reference in this site to any specific governmental/commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or governmental/corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Kenton County Property Valuation Administrator.

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1840 Simon Kenton Way, Suite 3300
Covington, Kentucky 41011-2999
(859) 392-1750
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