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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

Personal Property Rendition Mailing
January 5, 2015

Johnson County Appraiser’s Office to distribute personal property rendition mailings

JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS (Dec. 22, 2014) The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office will mail approximately 27,000 rendition forms to Johnson County property owners, businesses, and oil and gas accounts on Dec. 31. Rendition forms are used to value taxable personal property.

According to Kansas Statute K.S.A. 79-303:  Property owners are required by law to provide a listing of tangible personal property that is owned or leased, as of the first day of January.

Examples of commercial personal property that must be reported include manufacturing equipment, computers, telephone systems, copy machines, shelving and racks, and plant machinery. Examples of individual personal property include recreational vehicles, boats, motors, trailers, heavy trucks, mobile homes, off-road vehicles, four-wheelers, and aircraft, etc.

The filing requirement does not apply to the following:

  • Motor vehicles that are taxed at the time of licensing
  • Commercial equipment that cost $1,500 or less
  • Commercial equipment purchased after June 30, 2006

March 16 is the deadline for Johnson County personal property owners to return renditions to the Johnson County Appraiser’s Office. Late filing penalties will apply to renditions received after March 16.

Property owners who do not receive a rendition form, or have questions are advised to contact the Appraiser’s Office at 913-715-9000.

About Johnson County, Kansas

Located in the southwestern quadrant of the Kansas City Metropolitan Region, Johnson County, Kansas is a community of choice with a current population of more than 570,000, making it the most populated of the 105 counties in Kansas, but traditionally having the lowest mill levy in the state. For more information visit the county’s website at www.jocogov.org.



2014 Q4 Notes of Value
January 13, 2015
2015 Multiplier and Rent Study for Small Multi-Family Properties
November 24, 2014

In preparation of the 2015 Multiplier and Rent Study for small multi-family properties the Johnson County Appraisal staff will be conducting survey calls from late November to mid-December. Calls will be made during regular business hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) to property owners of recently purchased multi-family properties. The purpose of the study is to develop a current rental income analysis for the Johnson County area; therefore, survey questions will include monthly income per unit, breakdown of rental income, confirmation of county record characteristics, and general condition of the property at the time it was acquired.

The Multiplier and Rent Study are utilized to determine a gross rent multiplier (GRM). GRM is the relationship or ratio between the sale price or value of a property and its gross income.

Payment Under Protest & Informal Appeal Season - DOR
October 23, 2014

Soon our office will be in our hearing season for payment under protests and informal appeals! 

A policy that all property owners and anyone who may be representing a property owner should be aware of is the enforcement of completely and correctly filling out a DOR. The DOR (declaration of representative) must accompany the appeal application for payment under protest and informals.  

The DOR applies in situations where the property owner is not appealing their property, but having a family member, neighbor, tax representative, accountant, or so on appeal in their place.

There must be a clear indication of who is appealing on behalf of the property owner including whether the owner is an individual or an organization.

Declaration of Representative Form

Letter to those who may be representatives for property owners


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