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Darlene M. Plummer

Kenton County
Property Valuation Administrator

Residential Property

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 Assessors locates new and existing properties, measure the improvements using American National Standard Institute standards, gathers property characteristics, as well as sketchs and photographs new and existing 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 info.kentonpva@kentoncounty.org with your questions.

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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2020 digital aerial photographs
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Aerial “oblique” of the new site of the PVA Office (left).
Aerial “ortho” photograph (right)location of the new site of the Kenton County Building.
2018 Aerial imagery provided by Pictometry

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Covington Office
1840 Simon Kenton Way, Suite 3300
Covington, Kentucky 41011-2999
(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

Monday through Friday:
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Mailing Address/Email Address
1840 Simon Kenton Way, Suite 3300
Covington, Kentucky 41011-2999


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