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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

Upgrade to the Land Records Search Tool - Property Search
January 9, 2019

The Appraiser’s Office is excited to announce an upgrade to our Land Records Search Tool. The new addition to our website is called “Location Map & Info Enhancement”. This tool includes faster property lookups, a better user experience on mobile devices, and faster access to additional county information. Please click this link https://ims.jocogov.org/staging/locationservices/ for a preview of what’s coming, and send feedback on the changes to the Mapper of the Day .

Johnson County Appraiser’s Office to Distribute Personal Property Rendition Mailings
December 27, 2018

JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS (Dec. 30, 2018) 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 15 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 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.

2018 Informal Appeal Release of Results
May 17, 2018

Tomorrow May 18, 2018 all Result Letters for 2018 Informal Appeals will be mailed to appellants. In addition the Land Records section of the Appraiser’s Office website will update, and show any changes due to a property appeal. Property Record Cards (PRCs) for properties that were under appeal will also be available.

Appraised values for Johnson County home owners expected to climb as real estate market booms
March 2, 2018

Strong housing demands combined with a very low supply of homes in Johnson County is causing residential property values to climb again this year.

During the week of Feb. 26, the Johnson County Appraisers Office will send home owners in the county a notice of appraised value.

“Because of the high demand and short supply, most residents’ appraised values are expected to go up again this year,” County Appraiser Paul Welcome said. “We appraise homes based on the fair market value — the price it would bring on an open, competitive market, and because of the strong sales, appraised values are up between 2 and 18 percent on average across the county.”

Home buyers looking for a residence in the county are only finding a month and a half supply of homes available for sale. The normal supply of homes is six months. Homes selling at $350,000 and below have the highest demand which results in higher market values for that price range.

“This is the lowest housing supply I can ever recall seeing in all my years as the county appraiser,” Welcome said.

In August 2017, the appraiser’s office formed the Residential Reappraisal Advisory Committee, composed of realtors, lenders and fee appraisers to advise the county staff of current residential market trends.

In 2017, 95 percent of residential real estate values increased. The areas with the greatest increases were in De Soto, Fairway, Gardner, Lenexa, Merriam, Mission, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Shawnee and Spring Hill.

Strong JoCo economy

Across all indicators, Johnson County’s real estate market and general economy are strong and continue to grow.

According to the County Economic Research Institute (CERI) data, there is an increase in the number of Johnson County homes sold by realtors in 2017 from the previous year. The same report finds increases during 2017 in the number of single- and multi-family building permits issued.

Consumer confidence in Johnson County continues to climb. According to CERI’s October 2017 report, the county’s consumer confidence index was nearly 22 points above its level from 2016.

Johnson County’s unemployment rate in November 2017 was 2.8 percent — lower than Kansas City’s and Kansas’ 3.2 percent rates. The national unemployment rate for November 2017 was 3.9 percent.

Appeal deadline March 28

Property owners have until March 28 to file an appeal to provide additional information, ask questions and discuss concerns about the valuation.  Commercial property owners received their notice of appraised values in mid-February and have until March 14 to appeal. The data used to assess home values are available to the public online at jocogov.org/appraiser.

2018 Release of Real Estate Appraised Values
February 13, 2018

2018 Release of Real Estate Appraised Values

For the valuation year 2018, the Johnson County Appraiser's Office will mail the Notice of Appraised Values (NOAV), for all real estate parcels in Johnson County in two separate mailings. Approximately 206,000 Residential type parcels will be mailed on Monday, February 26, 2018, and have an appeal deadline of Wednesday, March 28, 2018, thirty days after the mail date.

Commercial real estate NOAV’s, approximately 14,000 parcels were mailed on Monday, February 12, 2018. Those parcels have an appeal deadline of Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 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.

 

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