Welcome to the Website for the PVA of Laurel County!
The Laurel County PVA Office is dedicated to promoting a realistic goal to help the
public understand the workings of the PVA office and the steps that are followed to
treat everyone in a fair and equitable manner. We shall maintain the website to
address questions about Kentucky's Property Tax System. New policies and
procedures and current statutes will be posted to keep taxpayers informed. Current
certified Tax Roll (assessments), ownership information and characteristics,
photographs and sketches will be available. Visit the Tax Roll page for complete
Kentucky property tax law establishes the assessment date as of January 1st. All
property is assessed as of that date. Ownership of property for tax purposes is also set
by the January 1st requirement. If a property is purchased after that date, state statute
requires the tax bill be issued in the name of the former owner until the next calendar
year. We attempt to mail the tax bill to the new owner using the information provided to
us by deeds, or the new owner. However, should a property owner not receive a copy of the tax bill, the owner may
contact the Laurel County Sheriff at 606-864-6600 to obtain a copy.
Laurel County is located at the crossroads of I-75 and the Daniel Boone Parkway, with beautiful Laurel Lake lying on
the southwestern side. It is bordered on the North and West by the Rockcastle River. It was established as a county
in 1825 and has an abundant growth of Mountain Laurel bushes, hence the name. The Wilderness Road and the
Boone Trace both cross Laurel County. A large Swiss settlement came to Laurel County in the late 1800's and many
of their descendents remain here today. There has been a tremendous growth in this area in the last few years, with
many new industries locating here. The population is expected to be over 60,000 for the 2000 census. Tourism plays
a large part in the economy with Laurel Lake and Levi Jackson State Park and many other attractions located nearby.
London is located about midway from Lexington and Knoxville and has an abundance of churches, motels,
restaurants and shopping. Laurel County hosts the World Chicken Festival in September. We have several golf
courses in the region, boat docks, hiking trails and of course the Daniel Boone National Forest occupies more than
22 percent of the 435 square mile area. This is a very diverse area with people of many ethnic backgrounds living
and working successfully. Laurel County has one of the best school systems in the state with state of the art facilities.
We have a Community/Civic Center, YMCA and a fine campus with a branch of the Somerset Community College. A
new Federal Courthouse was completed in 2002. We welcome you warmly to Laurel County, one of the fastest
growing counties in the state!
Please contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions concerning the PVA office at
101 S. Main St., Room 127, London, KY | PH: (606) 864-2889