The PVA office is a Kentucky State government 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 Meade 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 estimate fair cash value for real estate, vehicles, boats, campers, trailers, etc. in Meade 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 board, fire districts, health department, extension office, and conservation district.
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 taxpayers 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 county sends bills to taxpayers for real estate and tangible property taxes.
- The state sends bills for vehicles, boats, trailers, campers, etc.
- The Sheriff’s office collects tax payments.