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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

Commercial Real Estate Income and Expense Questionnaires
August 21, 2015

The Johnson County Appraiser's office has recently mailed out Income and Expense Questionnaires to commercial real estate property owners. Kansas law requires the Johnson County Appraiser's office to annually determine the fair market value of real estate, including commercial real estate. To ensure the County works with the most current market conditions, we need to obtain the best and most current financial information available. We ask your assistance in completing and returning the Income and Expense Questionnaire enclosed in the mailing.

The questionnaire identifies information the county appraiser believes useful in estimating the fair market value of your property. We ask that the forms be returned by September 30, 2015. Please be assured the office will take all reasonable measures to comply with Kansas law in maintaining the confidentiality of any financial information submitted in response to this request.

Please feel free to submit the last 2 complete years' income and expense statements and a current rent roll for the property in lieu of filling out the enclosed form.

If you have any questions regarding this questionnaire, please call the commercial appraiser notated your form.


Thank you,

Johnson County Kansas Appraiser's Office Commercial Real Estate Department


Release of all Real Estate Notice of Appraised Values
March 9, 2015

For the valuation year 2015, the Johnson County Appraiser's Office mailed the Notice of Appraised Values (NOAV), for all real estate parcels in Johnson County. Approximately 209,000 parcels were mailed on Monday, March 2, 2015 and have an appeal deadline of Wednesday, April 1, 2015, thirty days after the mail date.

An earlier mailing of all taxable commercial real estate NOAV's approximately 7,000 parcels were mailed on Monday, February 16, 2015. Those parcels have an appeal deadline of Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 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.

Paul A. Welcome, CAE, FRICS, ASA

County Appraiser


Early Release of all Taxable Commercial Real Estate NOAV's
February 10, 2015

For the valuation year of 2015, the Johnson County Appraiser's Office will have an early release of all taxable commercial real estate Notice of Appraised Values (NOAV). Approximately 7,000 parcels will be mailed on Monday, February 16, 2015. These parcels will have an appeal deadline of Wednesday, March 18, 2015, thirty days after the mail date.

All other real estate NOAV's will be mailed on Monday, March 2, 2015. Those notices will have an appeal deadline of Wednesday, April 1, 2015, thirty days after the mail date.

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.


Paul A. Welcome, CAE, FRICS, ASA

County Appraiser

2015 Market Study Analysis
February 9, 2015

Market Study Analysis for the Assessment Year 2015 - Johnson County

Jan. 1, 2015

Pursuant to Kan. Stat. Ann. 79-1460a.

A study of the residential real estate indicators reflects the market has continued to rebound with 90% of the properties increasing in value for 2015. In our annual valuation process, we reviewed over sixteen thousand five hundred residential sales and used this data in a sales comparison analysis within ORION to develop Market values. In addition, the ORION Mass Appraisal system utilizes a national cost service, Marshall & Swift, which provides the Appraiser's office with annual updates each July. No changes were implemented from the annual depreciation study preformed for residential property. Land analysis indicates the supply is in the balance with minor adjustments made to land values.

Overall, commercial real estate values improved. Johnson County values commercial real estate by either the income, cost and market approaches.

The current return of the economy is positive overall, but the recovery is slower for office and retail values. The industrial market is improving at a faster pace and apartment values continue to remain strong.

Apartment rents and occupancy levels continue to increase while capitalization rates are nearly flat across most investment classes. Some capitalization rate compression is indicated for higher investment grades as development and sales occur. New apartment construction reached approximately 2,000 units in 2014.

Industrial markets improved slightly with nominal changes in rents, improving absorption rates, and flat to declining capitalization rates resulting in a moderate increase in industrial values. Capitalization rates have compressed 0 to 50 basis points depending on size and tenant improvement finish. The industrial market has improved with the completion of the intermodal rail and ongoing construction of  storage facilities. Expectations for construction remain strong as the expansion, or phase two, of the intermodal had been publicized.

Office building values are increasing. Office occupancy slightly improved for both southern and northern parts of the County. Rent rates are relatively level to slightly increasing and capitalization rates are seeing compression for larger buildings. Office buildings less than twenty thousand square feet did not see any appreciable capitalization rate change.

Retail development is returning and notably along some major thoroughfares. Rental rates remain flat for most all categories and vacancy continues to be an issue for unanchored shopping centers. Capitalization rates have compressed slightly for most retail categories including higher investment class single tenant retail and strip shopping centers. Restaurant and retail banks remain strong with slight compression in capitalization rates. The overall retail property values are stable to slightly increased.

The annual depreciation study for commercial property resulted in some adjustments to various property types for economic life and other variables. The land study for commercial property was updated again as last year, with continued positive changes in methodology for improved uniformity.








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.




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