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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 if the building is larger than 25,000 square feet, and other non-retail properties have a separate fee.
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The new fee structure is based on the land use (PDF) 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
If you live in the City of Erlanger, Elsmere, or Crescent Springs, your 911 dispatch services are now provided by the Kenton County Emergency Communications Center. Your property will be assessed the appropriate 911 fee depending on your land use.
If you do not live in one of these cities, your property may have been reassessed and its land use updated, resulting in a different land use fee for 2018.
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.
Download the full listing of each land use type and what grouping it falls into (PDF).
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.
Certain types of land uses are considered exempt from the 911 fee, including abandoned or vacant land.
Please fill out 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.
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