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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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Appeal Deadline Extension

Last updated: Thursday, April 9

Given the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact it has made on our community, the Johnson County Appraiser’s Office has extended the Informal Appeal filing deadline to April 17, 2020 at 5:00pm.

For the convenience of our citizens, we have created three ways to file your informal appeal. The Appraiser’s Office recommends submitting appeal applications online at www.jocogov.org/dept/appraiser/home or be mailed and postmarked on or before the April 17, 2020 deadline. Lastly, appeals can be placed inside the Appraiser’s Office DROP BOX located outside the front door at 11811 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe.

IMPORTANT: Appeal applications must include all supporting documentation at the time of submittal.

Once the appeal is received the Appraiser’s Office will review and process the application, schedule the telephone hearing then mail a confirmation letter with the date and time of the hearing.

A hearing based on evidence (HBE), is another option for property owners. This is streamlined by the submittal of pictures, outside appraisals, or other documentation. The appraiser will review and then decide if there should be an adjustment made based on the evidence submitted.

As a reminder, appeals are not based on current economic conditions but, rather on fair market value as of January 1, 2020.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact our office at 913-715-9000.

To learn what the role is of county appraiser’s office is please watch this video.

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.

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2020 Release of Real Estate Appraised Values
February 7, 2020

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office will mail the 2020 Notice of Appraised Values (NOAV) for all real estate parcels in Johnson County on or before March 1st, per statute KSA 79-1460.

Commercial real estate NOAV’s, approximately 16,000 parcels are scheduled to be mailed on Monday, February 10, 2020. Those parcels have an appeal deadline of Wednesday, March 11, 2020, thirty days after the mail date.

Residential real estate NOAV’s, approximately 200,000 Residential type parcels are scheduled to be mailed on Monday, February 24, 2020.  Those parcels have an appeal deadline of Wednesday, March 25, 2020, thirty days after the mail date.

The mailings reflect the date mailed and the appeal deadline.  It is important to take note of each date 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.

Market Study Analysis for the Assessment Year 2020
February 4, 2020

Jan. 1, 2020

Pursuant to K.S.A. §79-1460a

A study of the residential real estate indicators reflects the market has continued to grow with nearly 90% of the residential properties increasing in value for 2020.  In our annual valuation process, we reviewed over twenty thousand 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 (CoreLogic), which provides the Appraiser’s office with annual updates each July. No changes were implemented from the annual depreciation study performed for residential property. Land analysis indicates the supply is generally in balance with minor adjustments made to land values. Land values in the Northeast area of the County have seen continued upward pressure due to improved residential properties being purchased and subsequently torn down to facilitate construction of totally new residential dwellings.

Commercial real estate uses the Income, Cost, or Market approach to estimate value. Conditions for most of the commercial real market remains fairly stable. The number of permits for new construction still points to an expanding market trend for most property types. The capitalization rate for large industrial buildings has contracted by 25 basis points and conversely for a second year in a row, capitalization rates for good quality shopping centers has increased by 25 basis points. The biennial Hotel Capitalization Rate Study indicates that hotel capitalization rates are unchanged from previous years.            

Multifamily new construction remains strong with 1,799 recently completed units and 4,068 units under construction. Proposed projects add up to approximately 9,623 units. The proposed projects seek approval for initial plans, zoning changes, Tax Increment Financing and other dynamics.  Many older properties are choosing to renovate to attract tenants who cannot afford rents like those at new luxury properties but wanting similar amenities. Multifamily rents, occupancy, and capitalization rates remain stable.

Industrial Properties continue to be at the top of the expansion cycle as there has been 2.5 million square feet of warehouse space permits issued during 2019,  including four permits for greater than 250,000 square feet each. One warehouse building is larger than 950,000 square feet while another is greater than 760,000 square feet, both being in or near the BNSF Intermodal. Though the southwest part of the county is seeing this large warehouse construction activity, Olathe and Lenexa are also experiencing significant industrial building construction.

Office Properties have more than 950,000 square feet currently under construction and most is in the cities of Olathe, Overland Park, and Leawood.  More specifically, the new Johnson County Courthouse contains approximately 390,000 square feet, the Shamrock East building at 95th and Metcalf in Overland Park will contain 230,000 square feet and the balance is in various smaller office structures. Office capitalization rates continue to remain stable and speculative construction has increased only moderately. There was slight upward movement in high quality office rental rates through 2019.

Retail Properties had 310,000 square feet of construction permits issued during 2019. There continues to be redevelopment in the county for older sites demolished to make room for new construction, and often in the form of mixed-use type properties. Construction of restaurants was strong with permits issued for 30,000 square feet to build 6 new eateries. Capitalization rates have remained stable with only a slight increase of 25 basis points for good quality neighborhood and community shopping center properties. Retail continues to experience more build-to-suit construction than speculative construction during the 2019 year.

Hotel/Motel property in Johnson County has seen significant supply growth with eight new hotels and several more proposed. The county added 836 new hotel rooms in 2019, which more than doubled 2018’s new room count of 359. All eight new hotels are of the category “select service” type and creates a total of 9,950 rooms in the county, which is up 9% from the prior year. Despite a significant amount of new supply, REVPAR and capitalization rates remain stable and these two factors result in generally stable valuations.

The annual depreciation study for commercial property found evidence for adjusting very few of the structure categories for; depreciation, economic life, and other table variables. These adjustments however, realign internal depreciation with verified sale transaction value indications. The land study for commercial property is updated annually and found minimal upward pressure for land values. Computer Assisted Land Pricing (CALP) models were expanded to include all commercial properties and condominium properties that were previously manually priced.



Appraiser’s Office to Distribute Personal Property Rendition Mailings
December 31, 2019

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office will mail approximately 19,000 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.

Mar. 15, 2020 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 Mar. 15.

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

DOR (Declaration of Representative)
December 18, 2019

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.

A DOR can found on our website on the General Information tab under Forms.


2020 Appeals

The opportunity to appeal a 2020 real property value is open and extended through 5pm April 17th. The opportunity to submit evidence for an appeal online has also been extended through April 25th. Please click here to submit an appeal or evidenc with a PIN.

2020 Informal Appeal Survey

If a 2020 Informal Appeal was filed, please tell us how we did by completing the Appraiser's Office survey.

The survey will close May, 19 2020