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Phone: (859) 392-1750
Fax:     (859) 392-1770
303 Court Street, Room 210
Covington, Kentucky 41011
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Kenton County

Property Valuation Administrator

Homestead Exemption

According to Kentucky’s Constitution, property owners who are 65 or older are eligible to receive a homestead exemption. If you are eligible, the amount of the exemption is subtracted from your property’s assessed value — so you will pay less property tax.

According to Kentucky statutes, the exemption amount is reviewed every two years to reflect the increase in the cost of living index used by the United States Department of Labor. For 2011-2012, the exemption amount is $34,000.

Only one exemption is allowed per household. When an application is approved, it is valid for subsequent years as long as the original applicant owns and lives on the property. If the property is sold, the seller should contact the PVA office to advise of the address change. The exemption will be taken off the old property and placed on the new property. In other words, the exemption is tied to the owner, not to the property. Those who currently receive the exemption need not reapply.

Application Procedure — It is easy to apply! Simply bring the completed application, along with a copy of your valid driver’s license or proof of age, to the Kenton County PVA Office at the following address:

Kenton County PVA
Attn: Homestead
303 Court Street room 210
Covington, KY 41011

Visit the Explanation and Application page

Property is assessed per KRS 132.20 on January 1st of each year. The information listed on the Kenton County PVA website reflects the most current data available to the PVA office. If you believe any data provided is inaccurate, or if you have any comments about this site, please contact our office.

While the Office of the Property Valuation Administrator has attempted to ensure that the data contained on our website is accurate and reflects the property’s characteristics, the PVA makes no warranties, expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of this data. The Kenton County PVA does not assume any liability associated with the use or misuse of this data.

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Reach our office

Covington Office Hours
Monday through Friday:
 8:30 A.M - 4:30 P.M.

Office of the Kenton County PVA
Mailing Address
303 Court Street, Room 210
Covington, KY 41011
Driving Directions

Phone: (859) 392-1750
Fax:     (859) 392-1770

Independence Office Hours
Mon,Tue,Thur,Fri: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday:        10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Independence Court House
5272 Madison Pk.
Independence, KY 41051

Phone: (859) 392-1678
Fax:     (859) 392-1681

We continuously strive to anticipate the information our customers may need on our website, however, if you find we are missing information that might be of benefit to you, please contact us via email at info.kentonpva@kentoncounty.org