Transparency is an important part of our office. As a government office we are accountable to the tax payers we serve.
The gross annual budget of the Daviess County PVA office is typically about $1.5M. Most of this amount is staff payroll and benefits. The office receives $60,000 from the City of Owensboro, $250.00 from the City of Whitesville and $256,800 from Daviess County Fiscal Court. These amounts are based on a statutory formula based on parcel count.
We also receive income from the sales of our public records to commercial entities, using a commercial fee guideline. We use all of the income to pay for operational expenses. The largest of these expenses is typically payroll and biennial aerial photography. The remaining amount is used for office supplies, computer software & hardware, staff training, vehicle gas & maintenance, etc.