Disability Exemption Explanation and Applications

To qualify for the Disability Exemption, a person must be classified as totally disabled under any type of public or private retirement system for the previous 12 months.  In addition, the following provisions must be met:

  • Applicant must have received disability payments under this classification.
  • Applicant must own and occupy the property as their primary residence as of January 1 of the application year.


The Disability Exemption for 2015-2016 is $36,900.

Kentucky’s Constitution allows property owners who are 100% disabled to receive the Disability Exemption. If you are approved to receive the Disability Exemption, the exemption amount is subtracted from your property’s assessed value, reducing your property tax liability. The exemption amount may be adjusted every two years to reflect a change in the cost of living index used by the United States Department of Labor.

Only one exemption (Homestead or Disability) is allowed per household. You can receive the Disability Exemption on residential or commercial property as long as you own and occupy the property. Disability Exemption recipients may be required to apply annually. If you have an exemption and sell your property, please contact the PVA Homestead Department at (502) 574-6380 option 3.

KRS 132.810(2) (h) provides, “When title to property which is exempted, either in whole or in part, under the homestead exemption is transferred, the owner, administrator, executor, trustee, guardian, conservator, curator or agent shall report such transfer to The Property Valuation Administrator.”

IT’S EASY TO APPLY! Mail the completed Disability Application, along with a copy of your valid Jefferson County Driver’s License or valid Jefferson County ID (must be issued by the Jefferson County Circuit Clerk) to:

Jefferson County PVA
Attn: Disability Exemption
815 W. Market Street, Suite 400
Louisville, KY  40202-2654


Fraudulent Misrepresentations

Under the provisions of KRS 132.990(1), “Any person who willfully fails to supply the property valuation administrator or the revenue cabinet with a complete list of his property and such facts with regard thereto as may be required or who violates any of the provisions of KRS 132.570 shall be fined not more that five hundred dollars ($500).” Do you meet these requirements? Download the Homestead/Disability Application.