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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Real Estate Value Notices Will Arrive Soon

In accordance with Kansas State Statutes, the Jefferson County Appraiser’s Office will be mailing out the 2017 “Change of Value Notices” on or before March 1st.

A study of the residential real estate market indicated the market is stable with an upward trend of 3%-5%.  All residential properties will see a slight decrease or increase in 2017 to adjust for market conditions.    

A study of the commercial real estate market indicated that the commercial market is stable with an upward trend of 2%-5%.  All commercial properties will see a slight value change for 2017. 

A study of the real estate market for vacant land indicated the market is stable with an overall increase of 1%-4% in market land values in most areas.  

The 2017 values from the Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Property Valuation, indicated an increase to value in cropland, including grassland.  The Ag “use” values are based on an (8) year average of reported income & expenses. 

If you are an owner of a mixed use property, or any real property, please look your valuation over closely to ensure a fair and equitable valuation.  As a taxpayer you have two opportunities, per year, to protest.  You may only protest once a year.  Your first opportunity is in March when you receive your new valuation notice.  You have 30 days from the day the valuation notice is mailed to appeal your value.  This is the most opportune time to take care of these matters, for the value has not been generated to a tax dollar.  Your second opportunity is after you receive your tax statement.  Once these values have been generated to a tax dollar and a tax bill sent, you must complete and submit a protest form when you pay your tax. 



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