The 2017 real estate notice of values will be mailed on Friday, March 24th, 2017 (extension granted pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1404, Seventeenth). Once a property owner receives their new valuation, if the appraised value is more than they feel that they would reasonably get if the property was sold, then one should consider an appeal.
The Appraiser’s Office is required to value property at a fair market value, which means that values should reflect what’s happening in the real estate market. Wyandotte County, as well as surrounding areas, has been experiencing an appreciating market. Therefore some areas of the county will see this represented in their new valuation, resulting in higher appraisals.
Property owners who feel that their valuation or classification is incorrect will have until April 24th, 2017 to appeal. If an owner wishes to appeal their value, they can do so by filling out the appeal form on the back of the valuation notice and mailing or bringing it to the Appraiser’s Office located at 8200 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS. Once the informal appeal deadline has expired, and a property owner did not appeal at time of notice, the next opportunity is when the 2017 tax bills are due on or before December 20, 2017.
Once an appeal is initiated, the Wyandotte County Appraiser’s Office will schedule an informal meeting to discuss the property’s value. It is important to bring in documentation to support the appeal. Documentation can include such items as a recent fee appraisal, pictures of the condition that cannot be seen from the exterior of the property, comparable properties that have sold that the property owner feels more closely represents the value of the property, etc.
Property owners are encouraged to visit the Wyandotte County Appraiser’s Office website at www.wycokck.org/appraiser by clicking on the “Parcel Search”, where the most current property value information will be made available.