The assessment of your residential property is based on the market value as of January 1st of each year. The PVA gathers characteristics about each property, researches local sales, and utilizes valuation models to determine your property assessment.
A team of PVA Field Assessors locate new and existing properties, measure the structures using American National Standard Institute standards, gather property characteristics, as well as sketch and photograph the improvements. All Field Assessors carry signed identification badges and have the legal right to measure the exterior dimensions of a structure in the absence of the owner. Assisting them will eliminate the need to estimate characteristics of improvements that lead to inaccurate assessments. If you have a question about a Field Assessor, please call the PVA office at 859-392-1750.
The PVA must prepare value estimates for a large number of properties. The Assessors utilize a combination of approaches including the sales/ market approach and the cost approach, which are then adjusted for each PVA neighborhood using data from valid arm's-length transactions (valid sales). The Residential Department is staffed with well trained deputies that review thousands of transfers of residential properties each year to search for valid sales. In other words, sales in Kenton County determine the value based upon characteristics such as age, location, garages, bedrooms and bathrooms of similar properties nearby. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, the staff makes adjustments based on things such as quality, depreciation, and location adjustments.
A performance analysis determines whether values are equitable and consistent with the market. Local PVA assessments are subject to review by the Department of Revenue and must meet certain standards of conformity and equity.
The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) is a professional organization with which several of our staff members are associated. IAAO helps establish the best practices and standards for performing tax assessments, including statistical measures for evaluating the quality of assessment work.
If this is not the information you are looking for or if you have questions about the assessment of your property, please review our Frequently Asked Questions section. You may also contact Customer Support at 859-392-1750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
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.