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Below find the most recent press release from the office of David O’Neill, Fayette County PVA.  Older press releases are listed by date in the right menu.  For press inquiries, please contact Lori Kidwell at Lori.Kidwell@ky.gov or (859)246-2722.

Lexington, Ky. - "I can pull up by the curb, I can make it on the road, goin' mobile" aren't just lyrics by a classic rock band, they also describe new upgrades in Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) David O'Neill's office.

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The number of Fayette County home sales that closed in December 2014 increased 30% over December 2013 resulting in the best December performance since 2007, prior to the recession which most experts believe began in the third quarter of 2008.

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Kentucky’s Homestead Exemption, a protection that allows homeowners 65 years of age and older and those who are disabled a property tax exemption for a portion of their primary home’s value, has been increased by 2.5%.

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(Lexington, KY) – Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator David O’Neill today announced the debut of a new feature on FayettePVA.com which allows for easy access to up-to-date information on commercial property sales. These new electronic reports will allow users to view and download monthly sales data on commercial property of all types, including multi-family residential units and vacant land sales. The announcement was made during a presentation to the Commercial Property Association of Lexington, and is yet another significant improvement in open data and transparency in local government.

Similar reports for residential property debuted in June 2012, and are updated to FayettePVA.com each Friday morning.

FayettePVA.com is commonly recognized as one of the top websites in the country for easy access to local property records, free of charge to end users. The current version of the website launched on January 2, 2012 after a two-year analysis, design, and development initiative where the best features of similar websites around the country were identified and implemented. 

Statement by Fayette PVA David O’Neill

While announcing his administration’s new Open Data web page at a news conference today, Mayor Gray cited FayettePVA.com as an excellent example of open data and transparency in local government.  “I am honored to be recognized by the Mayor for our efforts. Transparency and open data have been a high priority since I became PVA nearly four years ago,” said David O’Neill, Fayette County PVA.

FayettePVA.com was one of the first government agency sites at any level of Kentucky government to list every expense of the office.  FayettePVA.com is also commonly recognized among the top web sites in the country for easy access to individual property records - free of charge to end users.

 The current version of FayettePVA.com launched on January 2, 2012 after a two-year analysis, design, and development initiative where the best features of similar web sites around the country were identified and implemented. 

 

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