Appraiser

Location: County Appraiser: Hours: Contact:
County Annex
8200 State Ave
Kansas City, KS
66112
Kathy Briney Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
P: (913) 573-8400 F: (913) 334-0418 E: Email
2018 Real Estate Appraised Valuation Notices


The 2018 Annual Notice of Appraisal and Classification for all real estate parcels in Wyandotte County will be mailed on Monday, March 5, 20181, and have an appeal deadline of Wednesday, April 4, 2018, thirty days after the mail date.

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, or if they feel the classification is incorrectly assigned, then one should consider an appeal.

The Appraiser's Office is required to value property at a fair market value2, which means that values 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; therefore, some areas of the county will see this represented in their new valuation, resulting in higher appraisals.

Property owners who wish to appeal their value and/or classification may do so by filling out the appeal form on the back of the valuation notice and mailing or delivering it to the Appraiser's Office at 8200 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. 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 2018 tax bills are due, which is on or before December 20, 2018.

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 bring in documentation to support the appeal. Documentation may 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 "Property Search", where the most current property value information will be made available.


1Extension granted pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1404, Seventeenth
2Exception is agricultural land, which is valued on a "use value"





 
Personal Property Tax Forms Available Online
 
This is a friendly reminder that the Wyandotte County Appraiser's Office mailed the Personal Property Renditions (Property Worksheets) on January 2, 2018.
 
Kansas law states that every person who owns or holds tangible personal property subject to taxation must list that property with the County Appraiser of the county where such property is located on January 1.
 
Types of Personal Property that should be listed:
  • Flatbed and enclosed trailers;
  • Horse and stock trailers;
  • ATV's, golf carts, mopeds, off road motorcycles, snowmobiles, race cars;
  • Camping trailers not registered as recreational vehicles;
  • Non-highway motor vehicles;
  • Non-commercial trucks whose tag weight is 16,000 or higher;
  • Manufactured homes;
  • Tiny Home Trailers; and
  • Commercial machinery and equipment acquired prior to June 30, 2006.
 The completed renditions must be returned to the Wyandotte County Appraiser's Office no later than March 15, 2018 to avoid filing penalties. Late filing penalties will accrue at a rate of 5% monthly with a maximum penalty rate of 50% for failure to file. For your convenience, you may email your completed, signed 2018 Personal Property Rendition (Property Worksheet) to wycoappraiser@wycokck.org.
 
Notice to all boat owners:
 
Watercraft should be listed in the taxing district in which it is located on January 1, unless it is in transit; it shall then be listed in the taxing district where the owner resides (K.S.A. 79-304). Property in transit includes watercraft located outside the State of Kansas on January 1st, if such watercraft is covered by the federally approved numbering system administered by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
 
Commercial Vehicles/Commercial Trailers
 
Beginning January 1st, 2014, HB 2557 eliminated the ad-valorem property taxes collected on commercial vehicles and commercial trailers. In addition to the current registration fee, a Commercial Vehicle Fee will be collected based on the registered weight of the vehicle through the Motor Vehicle Department.
 
House Bill 2557 defines a commercial vehicle as a self-propelled or towed motor vehicle engaged in commerce that is used to transport property or passengers when the vehicle:
  1. has a gross weight or gross combination weight of 10,001 pounds or more;
  2. is designed or used to transport 15 or more passengers, including the driver; or
  3. is used to transport hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.
 
If you own any personal property and did not receive a form or have any questions with regard to your reporting responsibilities, please contact the Personal Property Division of the Wyandotte County Appraiser's Office at (913) 573-8400 or visit our website at www.wycokck.org/appraiser.

**NOTE: If you did not file your 2017 Personal Property Worksheet (Rendition), there is still time to file and take advantage of reducing your current 50% failure to file penalty. Please call (913) 573-8400 prior to March 14, 2018 for instructions.