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Darlene M. Plummer

Kenton County
Property Valuation Administrator

Mapping History

  • 1914 - Kenton County Fiscal court contracts with the O'Niell map and construction company to produce what is titled the “Official Map of Kenton County”
  • 1949 - Kentucky Revenue Cabinet Mandates through KRS:132.670 that the Department of Revenue shall prepare detailed maps identifying every parcel of real property within each county of the state.
  • 1980 - Kentucky Revenue Cabinet flew the county and produced 400 scale orthographic Blueline paper Aerial Maps. The PVA office collected data and mapped on the blueline paper maps. When a map was completed it was sent back to the Revenue Cabinet to be "Inked" (the process of converting the pencil drawn lines into an ink copy). The maps were then sent back to the PVA office for updating.
  • 1985 - Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission contracted with the GRW company to fly the county and capture orthographic photography and planimetric data. The data included roads, buildings and topographic data. The planimetric data was then transferred to Mylar Sepia film format. The sepias were sent to the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet where 30% of the county (southern portion) that was mapped on the Blue line Aerial paper maps was transferred to the Sepia/ Mylar format.
  • 1986 - Property Valuation office partnered with The Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission.
  • 1989 - Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission printed Mylar maps for the PVA office. There were 179 map sheets that made up Kenton County. The sepia/ Mylar maps represented a rectangle piece of ground 5000 x 7000 feet or 3,500,000 sq. ft..
  • 1990 - Property Valuation office with a Grant from the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet hired a staff of 4 persons to finish mapping Kenton County.
  • 1996 - Property Valuation office created its own in house GIS network of computers to capture data into the GIS system. The data was then available for immediate use within the office. The Assessment personnel are able to use the data to aid in the assessment of property.
  • 2000 - Property Valuation mapping department starts to remap the county using Coordinate Geometry to increase the accuracy of the data and to capture bearings and distances for annotation purposes.
  • 2008 - Property Valuation office contracts with Pictometry to purchase their Orthographic and Oblique imagery. This imagery is captured at 4" pixels enabling much more accurate placement of parcel lines in the GIS.
  • 2012 - To date our mapping department has re-mapped (using Coordinate Geometry) the entire county.

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.

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What's new in the PVA GIS department?

New 2020 digital aerial photography will be arriving this spring!

Geo-referenced subdivision plats!

FutureHome Digital Ortho Image   Geo-referenced subdivision plat

Aerial “ortho” photograph (left) new site of the Kenton County Administration Building. 2018

 Aerial imagery provided by Pictometry

“Geo-referenced” subdivision plat and parcel lines (right) Click image to open

The PVA's GIS department has Geo-referenced all available subdivision plats for use in its GIS system. The geo-referenced plat is an additional tool in enabling the department to verify and answer questions relating to parcel history.

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Covington Office
1840 Simon Kenton Way, Suite 3300
Covington, Kentucky 41011-2999
(859) 392-1750
(859) 392-1770  (Fax)
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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)
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1840 Simon Kenton Way, Suite 3300
Covington, Kentucky 41011-2999


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