Disability Exemption

According to Kentucky’s Constitution, property owners who have been declared permanently and totally disabled for the previous twelve (12) months by any public or private retirement system may be eligible for the disability exemption. If you are eligible, the amount of the exemption is subtracted from your property’s assessed value – so you will pay less property tax.

To qualify as a "disabled" taxpayer, the individual must meet ALL of the following four requirements:

  1. Taxpayer must both own and occupy the property as his/her permanent residence.
  2. The taxpayer must have been classified as totally disabled under a program authorized or administered by the Federal Government or by any other retirement system- it does not matter if the retirement system is located in Kentucky or outside the state- on January 1st of the year in which the application is made and maintain the disability classification through December 31st.
  3. The taxpayer must be receiving disability payments pursuant to that disability classification.

The exemption amount typically saves you about $500, unless your tax bill is for less than that amount. 

Application Procedure- It is easy to apply! Simply mail the following to the Office of the Boone County PVA. Please note on the outside of the envelope, "Disability Exemption".

  • completed application
  • a copy of your driver’s license or birth certificate
  • and ORIGINAL documentation verifying your disability (BPQY Form from Social Security, Notice of Award Letter from Social Security, etc)


If you are a veteran who has been declared at least 70% service related disabled, you could also qualify. The only thing different is that we would need to have documentation from veteran's affairs showing your percentage of disability and the effective date. Please provide a valid driver's license or state ID and application just like the process mentioned above. Note: you would still have needed to own and occupied your own primary residence as of Jan. 1.


Visit the Explanation and Application page

You can download and complete these forms on your computer. For your convenience you may email the completed form to pva@boonecountyky.org. Please be sure that you include the name of the form in the subject line of your email to ensure that it gets properly routed within the administration.

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Data last updated: 06/15/2024


Property is assessed per KRS 132.220 on January 1st of each year. The data listed on our website reflects the most current data available to the PVA office. If you believe any data provided is inaccurate, or if you have any comments about this site, we would like to hear from you.

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