Appeals must be processed at a specific time to accommodate the tax calendar so that tax rolls are set before tax rates are determined and tax bills printed. By law (KRS 133.120), property owners who wish to contest their assessment must first hold a conference with the PVA office. In Jefferson County, the conference is conducted through our Online Conference process. The conference must be completed during the Open Inspection Period (OIP). The OIP begins on the first Monday in May and continues for a thirteen day period including two Saturdays, however our office requests and is typically granted an earlier start date by the Kentucky Department of Revenue in order to offer a longer conferencing period for Jefferson County due to the large size of the jurisdiction.