2019 Real Estate Appraised Valuation Notices

From the Unified Government:

The 2019 Annual Notice of Appraisal and Classification for all real estate parcels in Wyandotte County will be mailed on Friday, March 1, 2019 and have an appeal deadline of Monday, April 1, 2019. 
The Appraiser’s Office is required to value real property at a fair market value each year, as of January 1st, except for agricultural land, which is valued on a “use value”. Therefore, the appraised value should reflect what’s happening in the real estate market.  Wyandotte County, as well as surrounding areas, has experienced an appreciating market over the last several years and many areas of the County will see this represented in their new valuation, resulting in higher appraisals.
Once a property owner receives their new 2019 valuation, if the appraised value is more than they feel they would reasonably get if the property was sold, or if they feel the classification is incorrectly assigned, then they should consider an appeal. 
Property owners who wish to appeal their value and/or classification can do so by filling out the appeal form on the back of the valuation notice and mailing or delivering it by April 1st to the Appraiser's Office at 8200 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66112. The form may also be emailed to WycoAppraiser@wycokck.org or faxed to (913) 334-0418. Once the informal appeal deadline has expired and a property owner did not initiate a timely appeal, the next opportunity to appeal is when the 2019 tax bills become due, which is on or before December 20, 2019.
Once a timely appeal is initiated, the Wyandotte County Appraiser’s Office will schedule an informal meeting to discuss the property’s value and/or classification. It is important to be sure to submit documentation to support the appeal. Documentation may include such items as a recent fee appraisal, pictures of condition issues 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.  Hearings may be conducted in person, or for your convenience, by telephone.
Property owners are encouraged to visit the Wyandotte County Appraiser’s Office website at www.wycokck.org/appraiser by clicking on the “Property Search”, where the most current property value information will be made available. For further questions or assistance, please contact the Appraiser’s Office directly at (913) 573-8400.

Jason Norbury