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Certain types of land uses are considered exempt from the 911 fee, including abandoned or vacant land.
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The new fee structure is based on the land use code the Property Valuation Administrator’s office (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:
No residential land use will owe more than $75 per unit.
Your property may have been reassessed and its land use updated, resulting in a different land use fee for the year.
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 depending on the building size and other non-retail properties have a separate fee.
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 % of calls that went to each land use grouping was used to determine what percentage of revenue each land use grouping was responsible for.
County Property Taxes are discounted if paid by the end of October/November but must be paid by December 31 in order to avoid penalty. Appeal process for 911 Fee will begin the month of October.
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 Form. 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.
If you win your appeal, you will be refunded the appropriate amount.
After the appeal has been upheld by the appeals board, the refund will be processed and mailed as soon as possible.
Please complete a 911 Appeal Form. 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.
Please contact the Kenton County Office of the Treasurer at (859) 392-1420 or in person at:
1840 Simon Kenton WaySuite 5100Covington, KY 41011