Duties of the PVA


Christian County Courthouse The Christian County PVA is a locally elected official charged with assessing all property, both real and personal that lies within Christian County. There are some exceptions, such as public service companies, bank shares, omitted tangible properties and vehicles, all values, which the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet assigns in Frankfort. The PVA has the right to change vehicle values according to the January 1 NADA guidelines, for high mileage, or with estimates of repair from two licensed automobile body shops. Please remember that the vehicle is assessed to the owner as of January 1st of each year and it is the condition of the vehicle and mileage that determines the value.

All property, unless specifically exempted by the Constitution, is taxable. The Constitution expressly prohibits exemption of any property or persons except those allowed by the Constitution itself. Therefore, taxation is the rule and exemption the exception. Currently, examples of such exceptions are the Homestead Exemption for age 65 and older and the Disability Exemption for 100% totally disabled persons, some religious, educational, and governmental properties, etc. Please tap on the link below for formal application that must be made with the PVA office before the exemptions are granted.

Your Property Valuation Administrator's office DOES NOT determine how much tax you pay. We only assess the "fair market value" of the property to be taxed. There are two components that determine your property bill, ASSESSED VALUE and TAX RATE. The TAX RATE is determined by elected officials such as County Governments, City Governments, School Boards, and taxing entities such as the extension office, and the health department. The PVA office does not set property tax rates, nor do they collect property taxes.

Please click on the links below for applications for the homestead age and disability exemptions or click on astrader@hesenergy.net for answers to questions that you may have. Submit homestead applications to Angie Strader, P.V.A., 501 South Main Street, P.O. Box 96, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

Homestead Exemption
Property Exemption
Religious Exemption