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Darlene M. Plummer

Kenton County
Property Valuation Administrator

Homestead Exemption Explanation and Application

This application must be submitted to the PVA office during the year in which exemption is sought. No need to wait until your birthday, come in now to apply.

Download the Homestead/Disability Application.

You can download, complete and return this form along with a legible copy of a valid ID to our office via one of the following:

Fax: (859) 392-1770
Email: info.kentonpva@kentoncounty.org
Mail: 303 Court Street, Room 210, Covington, Ky. 41011

What does Homestead Exemption mean?

Under the provisions of the Homestead Amendment, a person or persons must be 65 years of age or older or totally disabled during the year for which application is made, and must own, occupy and maintain a residential unit for such exemption.

The Homestead Exemption amount is determined by the Legislature every 2 years based upon the cost of living index. For 2019 and 2020, the amount of the Exemption is $39,300.

Age Requirement

A person or persons owning, living in and maintaining a residential unit must meet the 65 years of age requirement. If only one spouse is 65, the age requirement is met.

Verification of Age Date of birth of the applicant(s) must be established by a substantiating document, such as:

A. Primary Sources of Proof of Age:

  • Driver's license
  • Red, White and Blue Medicare Card Issued by Social Security
  • Birth certificate or birth registration
  • Confirmation or baptismal records
  • Medical Assistance Card carrying an A or J prefix to Social Security Number

B. Secondary Sources of Proof of Age:

  • Insurance policies
  • Marriage records
  • School records

Fraudulent Misrepresentations

Under the provisions of KRS 132,990(1), “Any person who willfully fails to supply the property valuation administrator or the revenue cabinet with a complete list of his property and such facts with regard thereto as may be required or who violates any of the provisions of KRS 132.570 shall be fined not more that five hundred dollars ($500).”

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.

What's happening in the PVA office?

2018 digital aerial photographs
have arrived!

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Aerial “oblique” of the future home of the PVA Office (left).
Aerial “ortho” photograph (right) location of the future site of the Kenton County Building.
2018 Aerial imagery provided by Pictometry

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Covington Office
303 Court Street, Room 210
Covington, Kentucky 41011-1638
(859) 392-1750
(859) 392-1770  (Fax)
Driving directions

Monday through Friday:
8:15 A.M. - 4:15 P.M.

Independence Office
5272 Madison Pk.
Independence, KY 41051-7944
(859) 392-1678
(859) 392-1681 (Fax)
Driving directions

Mon,Tue,Thur,Fri: 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday:        10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Mailing Address/Email Address
303 Court Street, Room 210
Covington, Kentucky 41011-1638


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