The deadlines for Johnson County property owners to appeal their appraised property values are March 15 for commercial property and March 29 for residential property.
“We encourage residents and business owners to review their appraised values closely and if they have information that would assist in better determining the value of their home or business, to please contact our office before the deadlines,” said Johnson County Appraiser Paul Welcome.
The Appraiser’s Office has a team of individuals available to answer resident’s questions to help them to determine whether to file an appeal. The number to call is 913-715-9000.
Approximately 40 to 50 percent of those property owners who file an appeal will see a reduction in the appraised value. The reduced amount will vary for each of those appeals.
“We have extensive information on our website allowing residents to compare sales of homes nearby for a comprehensive look at how the Appraiser’s Office determined their property’s appraised value,” Welcome said.
Property owners are encouraged to go to Appraiser’s Office website for detailed information and a video on the process: https://www.jocogov.org/dept/appraiser/home. Online, residents may verify the accuracy of the information the county has on file about a specific property (under the Property Data tab). Within the property’s summary, residents will have the opportunity to see what nearby homes in an area sold for which is used to determine the appraised value of the home. The assessed value is a percentage of the appraised value, which determines the specific amount of taxes that must be paid for the specific property.
The appraisal process is conducted each year by the county under the direction of the state appraiser and in accordance with Kansas law.
The amount residents pay in taxes is set by local and state government, schools and other taxing districts. The mill levy for Johnson County remains the lowest in the state of Kansas. The county (including libraries and parks) only receives approximately 18 percent of all taxes collected. Schools receive more than 50 percent of the tax payment, with the additional funds going to the city or township, special districts (where the property is located) and the remainder to the state of Kansas.