I have been employed with the Scott County PVA office for the past ten years and six years of that as the Chief Deputy. Before that I was a realtor for almost 10 years. This makes me very knowledgeable and confident when it comes to property values and the market here in our county.
As your new PVA it will be my honor to continue to serve my community as I have done in the past. I promise to continue with free access to our website for transparency. My team and I at the PVA office will always provide prompt and courteous service to the citizens of Scott County. To inform and educate the public of their taxpayer rights, and assess all property fair and equitably.
My goals moving forward, will be to continue training and education for myself and for the PVA staff to better meet the needs of the community, as well as to stay up to date with technology to run the office efficiently, while meeting all State deadlines.
John A. Burke
PROPERTY TAX QUESTIONS?
To promote better understanding of the Property Tax Process , the Kentucky Department of Revenue has developed a nice property tax website at https://revenue.ky.gov/Property
It explains the property tax process, the tax calendar, assessments, tax rates and the billing process.
Check it out. I think you will find it informative. And remember your PVA staff is available to help with any property tax questions you may have too.
We are here Monday thru Friday 8:30-4:30
DID YOU KNOW?
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF WHEN SELLING/BUYING A VEHICLE TO/WITH ANOTHER PERSON
Have you ever sold a vehicle or boat and the next year you received a notice that you still owe taxes? Well, you wouldn’t be the first and you probably won’t be the last. When this happens and you go to renew your tags for your current vehicle with the clerk’s office, they will tell you that the taxes on the vehicle that you sold and thought was out of your hands, is still owed for the new year.
How did this happen and why doesn’t the person who bought it from you get the notice of taxes due? Well, it could be due to the fact that it never got transferred by the person you sold it to. Maybe they forgot, maybe they think they can get away with it…you’re not out of luck, remember these things to help make sure it gets transferred correctly.
- Always make copies of the paperwork being signed. When signing over the title, it has to be notarized. At that time, make a copy of the front and back of the title to keep for your own records. And make sure to call your insurance company to let them know you have sold it and no longer need to keep the coverage on it.
- Meet the person you are selling to at the clerk’s office. Everything can be completed correctly when you take it straight to the clerk’s office. They will be happy to help you with the process to make sure that you (the seller) will get the vehicle out of your name and in the new person’s name, right at the time you are there. Also, if you are the buyer, you can do the same thing for a complete transfer.
- If you are selling it to someone that lives out of state, refer to #1, always make copies. Also, you will need to fill out a TC96-167 form to indicate which state the vehicle was sold to. Any taxes you owe on the vehicle will need to be paid in full before it can be marked as sold. There is also a form, 62A044 that we will need in the PVA office to make sure you are not taxed on this vehicle going forward.
There are important steps that you need to make when selling a vehicle/boat. These are just a few of the things to remember. For more information, you can go to the County Clerk’s website at https://scottcountyclerk.com/motor-vehicle-overview/motor-vehicle-faq/ to see more answers to questions regarding transferring a vehicle when you sell it or buying one from someone else.