Kentucky Assessor

Find Kentucky assessor, assessment, auditor's, and appraiser's office, revenue commissions, GIS, and tax equalization departments. Assessors provide information on property and land tax assessment, property listings, values, valuations, property search, and records.


Assessors by County

Adair County Allen County Anderson County Ballard County Barren County Bath County Bell County Boone County Bourbon County Boyd County Boyle County Bracken County Breathitt County Breckinridge County Bullitt County Butler County Caldwell County Calloway County Campbell County Carlisle County Carroll County Carter County Casey County Christian County Clark County Clay County Clinton County Crittenden County Cumberland County Daviess County Edmonson County Elliott County Estill County Fayette County Floyd County Franklin County Fulton County Gallatin County Garrard County Grant County Graves County Grayson County Green County Greenup County Hancock County Hardin County Harlan County Harrison County Hart County Henderson County Henry County Hickman County Hopkins County Jackson County Jefferson County Jessamine County Johnson County Kenton County Knott County Knox County Larue County Laurel County Lawrence County Lee County Leslie County Letcher County Lewis County Lincoln County Livingston County Logan County Lyon County Madison County Magoffin County Marion County Marshall County Martin County Mason County McCracken County McCreary County McLean County Meade County Menifee County Mercer County Metcalfe County Monroe County Montgomery County Morgan County Muhlenberg County Nelson County Nicholas County Ohio County Oldham County Owen County Owsley County Pendleton County Perry County Pike County Powell County Pulaski County Robertson County Rockcastle County Rowan County Russell County Scott County Shelby County Simpson County Spencer County Taylor County Todd County Trigg County Trimble County Union County Warren County Washington County Wayne County Webster County Whitley County Wolfe County Woodford County

What does an Assessor do?

An assessor is tasked with establishing the taxable value of real estate. On an annual basis, an assessor will provide the value of properties and parcels within a given area. Another responsibility is to maintain property records that the general public can access. Assessors often visit newly-built homes so they can accurately assess their values. These assessments help local governments project their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. Assessors set taxable values, but they do not collect taxes themselves.

Because assessors work with the public and with taxes, it's important that they have transparency in their reporting. They work diligently to answer taxpayers' questions related to properties. Assessors are expected to maintain accurate records and have rules that establish a cycle when properties are to be physically inspected. Most assessors' offices maintain maps, inventories, and descriptions of real property; most of that information is accessible to citizens through government websites. They also provide tax exemptions for qualified properties.

Commonly asked questions about Assessors

How often are properties reassessed?

The answer depends on the community. In some communities, properties receive annual statements. But, in many communities, the properties aren't assessed every year. When homes are bought and sold, assessors make an assessment. Otherwise, the physical assessment occurs only periodically.

What if I disagree with an assessment?

Taxable values are established based on local rules and regulations. Every community has different rules for appealing an assessment, and there are assessment-appeal boards. The assessor proposes a value, and the property owner is given time to appeal. It's best to visit your local government assessor's website to view the procedures for appealing an assessment.

What types of property are assessed?

All real property and some types of personal property are assessed. Real property includes land, permanent improvements, buildings, and homes. Personal property includes property may include farm equipment, vehicles, and business assets.