Why is my fee (x) amount of dollars?
The new fee structure is based on the land use the PVA has on record for your property. The PVA has over 150 different Land Use codes that were grouped together into seven different land use density categories. Each category pays a different fee:
|Fee Grouping||Description||911 Standardized Fee 2018|
|Commercial Large Retail||Retail over 25k SF||$2,630.00|
|Commercial Small Retail||Retail under 25k SF||$435.00|
|Commercial Non-Retail||All other Non-Exempt||$530.00|
|Low Density Residential and Agricultural||1-3 Units||$75.00|
|Medium Density Residential||4-39 Units||$75.00 per unit (max $500)|
|High Density Residential||40+ Units||$75.00 per unit (max $6,765.00)|
|Public Use||Emergency Service Government Offices & Churches||$75|
Why has my fee changed from last year?
If you live in the City of Erlanger, Elsmere, or Crescent Springs, your 911 dispatch services are now provided by the Kenton County Emergency Communications Center. Your property will be assessed the appropriate 911 Fee depending on your land use.
If you do not live in one of these cities, your property may have been reassessed and its land use updated, resulting in a different land use fee for 2018.
Other nearby counties are charging a per unit 911 fee. How is the Kenton County fee different?
Kenton County’s 911 fee is based on the land use of each property instead of a direct unit count. Property types that were exempt from the fee previously will remain exempt. For residential land uses, this fee is capped at $75 per unit. Retail properties are charged a different fee if the building is larger than 25,000 square feet, and other non-retail properties have a separate fee.
How did the county determine the fee amount?
The fees for each land use density grouping were determined by analyzing all 911 calls from previous years across different land uses in the county. The total percent of calls that went to each land use grouping was used to determine what percentage of revenue each land use grouping was responsible for.
What land uses fall into each category?
When do I have to pay this fee?
County Property Taxes are discounted if paid by the end of October/November but must be paid by December 31st in order to avoid penalty. Appeal process for 911 Fee will begin the month of October.
How do I appeal my 911 Fee?
If you believe you have been charged a 911 fee by mistake, or that the information used to determine your property’s fee amount is incorrect, you can file a Kenton County 911 Fee Appeal Application. Your appeal will be reviewed by the 911 Fee Appeals board, and a determination letter will be mailed to you following the board’s judgment.
What if I win my appeal?
If you win your appeal, you will be refunded the appropriate amount.
When will I get my refund?
After the appeal has been upheld by the appeals board, the refund will be processed and mailed as soon as possible
Why did my parcel not get charged a fee?
Certain types of land uses are considered exempt from the 911 fee, including abandoned or vacant land.
I believe the Kenton County PVA has the wrong Land Use code or unit count on file for my property. How do I request this be changed and my 911 Fee adjusted?
Please fill out a 911 Appeal Form from the website. After the 911 Appeals board reviews your form, appeals related to land use or unit count will be forwarded to the Kenton County PVA on the applicant’s behalf for their review prior to the next billing year.
I have a question that is not listed on this FAQ, or I would like to give feedback on the 911 fee.
Please contact us at 911Funding@KentonCounty.org