Welcome to the Knox County P.V.A. Office Website
This site is operated and maintained by the Knox County Property Valuation Administrators Office. T
he Purpose of the PVA Office is to appraise all property both real and personal. The PVA's assess on 100% fair market value.
The Kentucky Constitution requires equality and uniformity through fair cash value assessments. Fair
cash value is defined as the price that a piece of property will bring in a fair voluntary sale between a willing buyer
and seller. All property, unless specifically exempt by the Constitution, is taxable. 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 exemptions are the homestead exception for age 65 and older. Disability for
100% totally disabled individuals, some religious, educational and government properties. Formal application must be made
with the PVA office before any exemtion can be granted.
The PVA is not responsible for:
Determining Tax Rates