WABAUNSEE COUNTY APPRAISERS OFFICE
2020 COVID-19 POLICY
The Wabaunsee County Appraiser’s office to stay within compliance of K.S.A. 79-1476 which states in part, “Commencing in 2000, every parcel of real property shall be actually viewed and inspected by the county or district appraiser once every six years. Section 17.1 of the Revaluation Maintenance Specifications (RMS) requires the county appraiser to select a sample of parcels for inspection in such a manner to ensure that 100% of the parcels in the county are inspected at least once every six years.”
Kansas Property of Valuation Department, in years past required the Data Collector to measure at least 2 sides of a house and a structure to make sure records where correct, and no additions where added. We would interview owners or tenants or leave door hanger to make sure interior information was correct.
For the 2020 year we will still be required to do reinspection’s and sales inspections as required by K.S.A. 79-1476, but WILL NOT MEASURE OR INTERVIEW. If we visually notice a change in the property. (Addition, New Construction, etc). It will be noted and go back later in the year to reinspect to measure improvements.
If you notice the Wabaunsee County Appraiser’s office vehicle (Black Chevy ½ ton pickup says WABAUNSEE COUNTY APPRAISER on both sides) on your property thru out the summer and year, they will be reviewing the Property Records visually and taking an updated photo and will not be interviewing owners or tenants. We are doing this to try and keep our employees as well as the public safe from COVID-19
A few of the area’s we will be inspecting for the 2020 year but not limited to these areas are Rural northern part of Wabaunsee County, and the City of Alma.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Office at (785) 765-3508.
Wabaunsee County Appraiser
Our office maintains maps of the county, ownership and valuation records of each property in the county. By Kansas statute, our office is responsible for the valuation of all property in Wabaunsee County which includes real estate, personal property, oil and gas, and severed minerals. An important thing to remember is the Wabaunsee County Appraiser's Office does not create value. People determine value by their transactions in the market place. The Wabaunsee County Appraiser's Office simply has the legal responsibility to analyze those transactions and appraise individual properties based upon what is happening in the market place. Please contact our office with any questions you may have about your property.
February 6, 2020
WABAUNSEE COUNTY APPRAISER
RESULTS OF MARKET STUDY ANALYSIS
FOR WABAUNSEE COUNTY
FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2020
PURSUANT K.S.A. 79-1460a
Annually, at least ten business days prior to the mailing of change of value notice pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1460a, and amendments thereto, the county or district appraiser shall cause to be published in the official county newspaper the results of the market study analysis as prescribed by the Director of Property Valuation of the Kansas Department of Revenue.
A study of Wabaunsee County residential real estate market indicated that there is an overall inflationary trend of 3.0% to 3.2% per year.
A study of Wabaunsee County commercial real estate indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or downward trend.
A study of Wabaunsee County real estate market for vacant lots indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or downward trend.
Values on specific properties may not follow indicated trends because of changes in the property, correction of data or adjustment of value based on sales of similar properties. Some properties may increase to a greater rate while some properties may decrease or change in valuation only slightly.
Agriculture land values have been established by the Division of Property Valuation and Kansas State University. In accordance with the provisions in K.S.A. 79-1476, the Division of Property Valuation is required to annually furnish each county the results of its study related to changes, if any, of the use value of agricultural land. Changes can and do occur as a result of several factors including cropping practices, commodity prices and production costs.
Ryan T Michaelis RMA
Wabaunsee County Appraiser