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Office of the County Appraiser

Phone: 913-715-9000 | Fax: 913-715-0010

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 2100, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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The County Appraiser is responsible for discovering, listing and valuing all taxable property within the County and provides for equalization of all such properties to ensure fair and equitable taxation.

Department News

Release of all Real Estate Notice of Appraised Values
March 2, 2016

For the valuation year 2016, the Johnson County Appraiser's Office mailed the Notice of Appraised Values (NOAV), for all real estate parcels in Johnson County. Approximately 205,000 parcels were mailed on Monday, February 29, 2016 and have an appeal deadline of Wednesday, March 30, 2016, thirty days after the mail date.

An earlier mailing of all taxable commercial real estate NOAV's approximately 14,000 parcels were mailed on Monday, February 15, 2016. Those parcels have an appeal deadline of Wednesday, March 16, 2016, thirty days after the mail date.

Both mailings reflect the date mailed and appeal deadline on each notice. It is important for the respective dates to be noted on the forms.

If you have any questions or if we can be of any other service, please contact our Support Services Department by calling (913) 715-9000.

Customized and Special Report Requests
February 29, 2016

Johnson County Real and Personal Property Open Records
The following data and reports are available from the Johnson County Appraiser’s Office and the Department of Records and Tax Administration upon submission of a request in compliance with the Kansas Open Records Act. Request forms are available from both offices.
(1) A SQL file of all our property record data that fulfills the Kansas Open Records Act requirements. You will be able to query (or have a professional service query) any information you want from this data file. This file will be available: Notice of Value – approximately March 1st, Certification of Values – approximately July 1st, or Tax Bills – approximately November 1st. This file will also include a spreadsheet of property data codes and their descriptions.
(2) The following Standard Reports:
a. Real Estate Abstract in a .PDF file format. There is an individual report for the County and every jurisdiction and taxing authority within the County (City, school district, Fire, Library, etc.). This abstract will be available at Certification of Values (approximately July 1st) and Tax Bills (approximately November 1st).

  • Appraised and Assessed Values Class
  • Class Description
  • Total Occurrences of the class
  • Total Land Value by Class
  • Total Improvement Value by Class
  • Total Land and Improvement Value by Class
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Base (if applicable)
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Increment (if applicable)
  • Grand Total of each category for all classes
  • Appraised Value Increase (portion of total value that is New Construction)
  • Assessed Value Increase (portion of total value that is New Construction)
  • Grand Total of new construction values of each category for all classes

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b. Personal Property Abstract in a .PDF file format. There is an individual report for the County and every jurisdiction and taxing authority within the County (City, school district, Fire, Library, etc.). This abstract will be available at Certification of Values (approximately July 1st) and Tax Bills (approximately November 1st).

  • Appraised Value, Assessed Value, Penalty Amount, and Total Taxable Amount by:

1. Account Type
2. Class
3. Total Occurrences of the class
4. Total Filed and Non-Filed Values by Class
5. Total TIF Values by Class
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c. Real Property “Property Record Card” of current property information for a residential or commercial property.
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d. Personal Property “Property Record Card” of personal property data for a single Personal Property account.
e. Basic Values Data Report (Excel Spreadsheet). This file will be available: Notice of Value – approximately March 1st, Certification of Values – approximately July 1st, Tax Bills – approximately November 1st.

  • System Quick Reference #
  • Real Estate Tax ID
  • Kansas Uniform Parcel Number (KUPN) Property Address
  • LBCS Function Code
  • Function Code Description
  • Property Type Property Class Neighborhood
  • Subdivision Code
  • Appraised Value
  • Assessed Value

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f. Income Approach Report on commercial properties valued using the income method. Available online.
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g. Cost Valuation Report on commercial properties (AVAILABLE ONLINE ABOUT MID-MARCH 2016).
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h. Homes Association Report (from Records & Tax Administration Department)
• Property Identifier (Parcel ID, KUPN# or Quick Ref)
• Ownership
• Mailing Address
• Special Billing Address
• Situs Address
• Legal Description
• Taxing Unit Group (TUG)
• Land Based Classification System (LBCS) Function
• Appraised and Assessed Values (the year depends on the time of the calendar year)
  Reports/data made available through the Johnson County Government website:
• Real Property “Property Record Card” (PRC)
• Comparative Sales (requires security clearance)
• Commercial Real Property Income Approach Reports
• Real Property Cost Valuation Report (all properties) – AVAILABLE ABOUT MID-MARCH 2016
• Real Property and Personal Property Abstracts
• Full page property sketch
• Full page property photograph
http://www.jocogov.org/dept/appraiser/property-data

PRICE LIST

  • SQL file of all property data (as of approximately March 1st, July 1st or November 1st) $100.00
  • Basic Values Data Report (Excel Spreadsheet) $40.00
  • Homes Association Report (from Records & Tax Administration Department) $40.00
  • Personal Property “Property Record Card.” (Plus cost of thumb drive if requested) $0.50
  • Reports available on Johnson County Government website. Free

Please click here review a more detailed document regarding this change in office policy.

Notice To All Property Owners Who Received A Lower 2015 Value During an Appeal
February 26, 2016

Dear Property Owner:

            In order to maintain transparency with our citizens, we are sending out this notice to all property owners that received a lower 2015 value during a successful appeal through the hearing process.

In November 2015 Johnson County, along with 20 other counties, filed a lawsuit against the Kansas Department of Revenue; Property Valuation Division due to the amendment of K.S.A. 79-1460, Notification of taxpayer of change in classification or appraised valuation of property….(2) The real property shall not be increased for the next two taxable years following the taxable year that the valuation for real property has been reduced due to a final determination made pursuant to the valuation appeals process.”  The counties have challenged the constitutionality of this amendment as they believe it does not provide a uniform and equal basis of valuation and rate of taxation of all property subject to taxation.  

The Kansas Supreme Court held that the amendment violates the constitutionality of uniform and equal basis of valuation.  Therefore, the county will not be holding the appealed value to 2016 from a successful reduction in the prior year. 

Link to the Supreme Court decison: http://www.kscourts.org/Cases-and-Opinions/Opinions/SupCt/2016/20160224/114827.pdf

 

Paul Welcome, CAE, FRICS, ASA, RMA

FAQs about Digital Imaging Project
March 29, 2016

FAQ about Digital Imaging Project
Updated January 15, 2016

Why are you doing this project?

Kansas state statute requires that counties update property information every six years to maintain accurate data on every parcel of land in the county. High resolution photos taken in this manner ensure that our office is appraising properties in the most effective and fair way possible.

How does it work?

We contracted with a company called Tyler Technologies who are experts in this field. Their field staff will photograph the front of every building, such as homes, stores, office buildings, gazebos…every structure that has value.

Staff will take photographs from public right-of-way, as opposed to privately owned property, whenever they can.

What’s being done to make sure Johnson County residents understand what the white vans are doing?

White vans will be clearly marked with signs indicating they are conducting an imaging and address verification project for the county. All staff assigned to this project will have photo identification badges and we’ve created flyers for them to hand out if someone has a question.

In addition to letting the media know, we sent a note to public information contacts in all of the cities in Johnson County, asking them to pass on the information to law enforcement in case they get questions from their constituents.

How can I find out when these vans will be in my area?

Each week, the Appraiser’s Office will post the crew’s schedule at www.jocogov.org/countypropertyphotoproject so residents can check and see if the vans are in their area.

Are you able to blur out people or items from these pictures?

For residential parcels crews will not take pictures with homeowners or children, but will return later to capture the image.  For commercial parcels or when contractors are on residential parcels we will try to minimize the number of people in the shot.

All attempts will be made not to capture license plates as long as the image can be composed to meet the criteria for the project.

Once the images are published on our website, any concerns on a specific photo can be called into our office and we can make corrections on a case by case basis. We don’t have a process in place to blur out every adult nor items such as open garage doors or license plates with the initially captured images.

How much is this costing?

On Dec. 3 the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) authorized a contract for this project with a cost not to exceed $483,000. Again, Kansas state statute requires that counties update property information every six years to maintain accurate data on every parcel of land in the county.

How long will this project take?

There are approximately 187,000 parcels in the county with structures, some of which will require multiple images.The project should take several months to complete.

We will not shoot images with snow on the ground or when the leaves on the trees return obstructing many of the structures. If weather conditions prevent capturing all the images before leaf on, we will suspend the shoot until the fall of 2016.

Updates and status of the project can be found at: http://www.jocogov.org/countypropertyphotoproject

FLYER DIGITAL IMAGING PHOTO PROJECT
January 11, 2016

Flyer Digital Imaging Photo Project - This flyer will be with all van drivers & photographers

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office has contracted with Tyler Technologies, Inc. to provide detailed, high-resolution street level images of the exterior of every property in the county. Kansas law requires counties to update property information every six years in an effort to maintain accurate data on every parcel in the county. Correct up-to-date property information is crucial to ensure fair and equitable property values.

In addition, this project will:

  • Improve the overall quality of the county’s real estate data.
  • Save taxpayers money by making the property tax administration process more efficient.
  • Make available for emergency management recovery the reports necessary for state and federal assistance.
  • Validate property addresses to identify homes for fire, police and medical emergency response.

Please note the following:

  • Imagery will be captured from customized white vans that will be clearly marked with signs indicating they are conducting an imaging and address verification project for the county.
  • All personnel assigned to this project have been issued photo identification badges that must be visible at all times.
  • Local law enforcement has been notified of van descriptions and their locations.    
  • Photographs are taken from public right-of-way whenever possible.

For more information:

 

Paul A. Welcome, CAE, FRICS, ASA, RMA

County Appraiser

 

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