How can I lower my taxes?
Properties can be revalued with the following information provided to us:
1. Recent appraisals
2. Insurance policies
3. Sales of similar properties in your area
The PVA will evaluate the information you provide and compare with sales information
available within our office to assist in reducing the assessed amount, if possible. On Automobile
taxes, we can lower them based on high mileage or with a repair estimate from an automobile
shop stating the vehicle is inoperable. This will assist us in lowering the assessed amount in the
states AVIS system.
How do I apply for an exemption?
An exemption may be granted for homestead (for persons over 65 years of age), disability (if you can provide the PVA Office with the required documentation).
Please see the homestead/disability page for specific information.
What Documentation do I need to apply for an exemption?
The Property Valuation Office requires documentation verifying age. Appropriate documentation might include Medicare cards issued by Social Security, birth certificates, and driver’s license. When applying for the disability exemption, the same form will apply. However, documentation verifying total disability and that payments have been issued throughout the entire year must follow. Because of this, a taxpayer needs to provide proof of his or her disability status every year.
Why is the PVA in my neighborhood?
The PVA is responsible for reviewing all properties in the county every four years. Any area of the county may be reviewed at any time.
Why do I need documentation on a junked, wrecked, or stolen vehicle?
The Kentucky Department of Revenue requires PVAs to have documentation on any motor vehicle or boat that is taken off the tax roll. A bill of sale, receipt from a junk or salvage yard, or an accident report is acceptable proof.
Where do I pay my taxes?
The PVA Office cannot accept payment for taxes. All property taxes are paid to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
Grant County Sheriff
212 Barnes Rd STE A
Williamstown, KY 41097