2020 Appeal Deadlines
The 2020 assessment notices are being mailed. We recommend anyone who disagrees with their assessment to begin their appeal immediately. The revised deadlines below are the official statewide deadlines:
|Official Inspection Period|
|July 6 – 10||8:30am to 4:30pm|
|July 11||8:30am to 12:00pm|
|July 13 – 17||8:30am to 4:30pm|
|July 18||8:30am to 12:00pm|
|July 20||8:30am to 4:30pm|
|July 20 – Last day to appeal to PVA|
|July 21 – Last day to file appeal to County Board of Assessment Appeals|
|August 19 – Board of Assessment Appeals Hearing|
About the PVA Office
The PVA office is a Kentucky State office with county jurisdiction. The PVA (Property Valuation Administrator) is a locally elected official charged with assessing all property, both real and personal, that lies within McCracken County. Exceptions to this include public service companies, bank shares, and omitted tangible properties which are valued by the state Revenue Cabinet in Frankfort.
In a nutshell… we are a third party agency that assesses property for which taxing entities base their tax rates.
What We Do
We determine and maintain fair cash value for real estate, vehicles, boats, campers, trailers, etc. in McCracken County. These values are called assessments. We also maintain taxpayer filed tangible property reports. These assessments are used by taxing entities to determine tax rates. Taxing entities are city, county & state governments as well as the library, school boards and fire districts.
The Kentucky Constitution requires equality and uniformity through fair cash value assessments. Fair Cash Value (FCV) is defined as the price that a property will bring in a fair voluntary sale between a willing seller and a willing buyer.
We Do Not Bill or Collect
Our office is often visited by tax payers wanting to pay their tax bills. Hence the phrase “We do not bill or collect.” This phrase means we do not send tax bills and we do not take tax payments.
- The city finance department and county bills taxpayers for real estate and tangible property taxes.
- The state bills for vehicles, boats, trailers, campers, etc.
- The Sheriff’s office and city finance department collect tax payments.
All property is taxable unless specifically exempted by the Kentucky Constitution. The Constitution expressly prohibits exemption of any property or persons except those allowed by the Constitution itself. Thus, taxation is the rule and exemption is the exception. Currently, examples of such exceptions are the Homestead Exemption for age 65 and older, Disability for 100% totally disabled individuals, some religious, educational, and governmental properties, etc.. Formal application must be made with the PVA office before any exemption can be granted.