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Exam open to Clay County residents only

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Revenue has announced a special examination will be held at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, to qualify prospective candidates for the vacant office of Clay County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA). This special examination is required by Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 132.380(1). 
Applicants must meet certain criteria as set forth in Section 100 of the Kentucky Constitution. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be at least 24 years of age;
  • Be a citizen of Kentucky;
  • Have resided in the state at least two years preceding the election; and
  • Have resided in Clay County at least one year preceding the election.

A government issued photo ID will be required for all examinees. The examination will be held at 10 am EDT on Tuesday, May 12 at:

    Kentucky State Office Building
    501 High Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601

Due to the social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 emergency, qualified individuals interested in taking the examination must pre-register no later than Wednesday, May 6, with the Department of Revenue. This is necessary to ensure the examination space adheres to the recommended social distancing requirements.

To register for the examination, please complete the online registration form on DOR's website. Submit the completed registration form to or fax it to her attention at 502-564-8368. A confirmation registration will be delivered via email.

If you have any questions concerning the registration process, contact Melissa Klink at 502-564-7191 or by email at

The written examination is based on verbal and mathematical skills. All materials necessary to take the examination, including calculators, are supplied. There is no study guide for the exam.

Qualified examinees with a score of 70 percent or better will be eligible for appointment by the Governor to serve as Clay County PVA until a special election is held. That special election is currently scheduled to occur in November 2020. The individual appointed PVA may be eligible to seek re-election. The winner of that special election will complete the remainder of the term that expires in December 2022. 

For information regarding the PVA exam process, please visit our PVA Exam Information page.

The Kentucky Department of Revenue conducts work
under the authority of the Finance and Administration Cabinet.