Councilman Hollander Encourages District 9 Residents To Appeal Reassessments by May 18 Deadline and Announces Assistance at Crescent Hill Library

May 8, 2015

Louisville – Metro Councilman Bill Hollander is encouraging District 9 residents who feel their recent property reassessment is incorrect to file appeals before a May 18 deadline. 

“Periodic reassessments are important to maintain fairness in the property tax system, as buyer’s preferences and needs lead different properties and property types to change in market values at different rates over time,” Hollander said.  “But because properties are not reassessed every year, and changes were deferred in some areas during the financial crisis, many D9 residents saw very substantial increases this year and many feel the reassessments are incorrect.”

The Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) is an elected officeholder and state official, whose office is independent of city government.  Under state law, property owners who wish to appeal their assessment must first hold a conference with the PVA Office during the annual Open Inspection Period (OIP). This year’s OIP ends on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. EDT, so it is very important that residents act quickly if they believe their assessment is incorrect.

In a special eNews to District 9 residents this afternoon,  Hollander noted that, following a Metro Council committee meeting this week,  the PVA decided to have personnel on-site in District 9 at the Crescent Hill Library,  2762 Frankfort Avenue, on every weekday, starting Monday, May 11 through Monday, May 18, to assist with the appeal process.   The schedule is:

  • Monday May 11 – 10 am-2 pm  and 3 pm–5 pm
  • Tuesday, May 12 – 10 am–2 pm
  • Wednesday, May 13 – 10 am–2 pm and 3 pm–5 pm
  • Thursday, May 14 – 10 am-2 pm
  • Friday, May 15 – 10 am–2 pm and 3 pm–5 pm
  • Monday, May 18 – 10 am–4 pm

 PVA personnel will also be available at various times at the Highlands Library in Mid-City Mall.

An online conference appeal service can be accessed at the PVA website:  https://jeffersonpva.ky.gov.  Property owners may choose to complete their online conference appeal from any computer, downtown at the PVA office in the Fiscal Court Building, 531 Court Place, or at any branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. 

Documentation that supports an opinion of value must be submitted.  More information was provided in the Special District 9 eNews and is available at the PVA’s website: https://jeffersonpva.ky.gov/faq-topics/appeals/. 

 “As I work with my colleagues on the Metro Council to encourage the PVA to improve its operations, District 9 residents who feel their assessment is wrong should take steps now to appeal,” Hollander said.