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 Do you know Tom Gatewood???

 Ralph Thomas Gatewood was born in Frankfort on July 15, 1950 at Kings Daughters Hospital. He is a graduate of Good Shephard Grade School and Franklin County High School (Class of 1968) and Kentucky State University with a Masters Degree in Public Administration. The Gatewood family has been in business with the Burley Oil Company and Claxon Truck Lines on Versailles Road since 1947. In 1970, Tom married Dottie Townsend at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lexington, KY. Tom and Dottie have one son, Ryan, who passed away in 2009 on his 32nd birthday of heart disease. Tom earned his appraisers license in the first year of the exam and was No. 9 in the state. He has been in the real estate business since 1973 along with his wife, who still runs the business at 941 East Main. Tom’s real estate and appraisers licenses were placed in escrow when he was appointed by Governor Bevin to fill the PVA position. Tom is a registered Democrat.

 Franklin County Property Valuation Administration

 About our Website… 

      In recent years, the Property Valuation Administrator’s offices have had to handle an increasing number of requests for information from appraisers, bankers, other government officials, and property owners. This has required the PVA and staff to develop innovative procedures so that the additional workload can be handled in an efficient manner. The Internet has opened up a new opportunity for our office to better serve you, the taxpayer. This web site is dedicated to promoting a realistic goal to help the public understand the workings of the PVA office and the steps that are followed to treat everyone fairly and in an equitable manner.

      The Franklin County PVA Office will maintain the website to address questions about Kentucky’s Property Tax System. New policies and procedures and current statutes will be posted to keep taxpayers informed. Current certified Tax Roll (assessments), characteristics when available, as well as ownership information, will be available. Visit our Tax Roll site for complete information. If it becomes necessary or convenient for you to subscribe to our web site so that you can receive more information, please contact Jill Maynard, Chief Deputy, to set up your subscription. 

      Kentucky property tax law establishes the assessment date as of January 1st. All property is assessed as of that date. Ownership of property for tax purposes is also set by the January 1st requirement. If a property is purchased after that date, state statute requires the tax bill be issued in the name of the former owner until the next calendar year. An attempt is made to mail the tax bill to the new owners using the information provided to us by a tax agreement from the buyer or seller. If, however, a new owner does not receive a copy of the tax bill, the owner may contact the Sheriff’s Office at (502) 875-8740 to obtain a copy. 

The PVA is not responsible for:

  • Determining Tax Rates
  • Calculating Taxes
  • Collecting Taxes


      If you have any specific questions, comments, or suggestions concerning the PVA Office, please call (502) 875-8780.

 “Always working to serve you, the taxpayer, better!”

Property Valuation Administrator

Franklin County




Phone (502) 875-8780

Fax     (502) 226-5495

Franklin County PVA

313 West Main Street-Room 209
Second Floor-Courthouse Annex
Frankfort, KY 40601


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