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Reno County Appraiser Gives Report to County Commission About Valuations

On 3/28/23, the Reno County Appraiser Michael Plank gave the following presentation to the Reno County Commission and participated in a Q&A with the commissioners. 

Click Reno County Appraiser's Report to County Commission to view the video of his presentation and questions from Commissioners during the meeting. 

Click Reno County Commission Appraiser Information Packet 2023 to view the documentation that the appraiser provided to the commission. 

Notification of Annual Valuation

The 2023 Valuation Notifications were mailed on March 1, 2023. Per KSA 79-503a, real property is appraised at its fair market value as it exists on the first day of January each year. However, per KSA 79-1476, land devoted to agricultural use is valued at a use value determined by the State of Kansas, and not market value.

Appeals

KSA 79-1448 allows for any taxpayer to appeal the classification or valuation set by the county appraiser. Per this statute, the latest date to file an informal appeal on your property is within 30 days of the postmark on the envelope the original Valuation Notification was sent in. For 2023, the appeal deadline is March 31. If you do not appeal within this 30-day window, you may still appeal your valuation by making a Payment Under Protest at the time taxes are due in December. This may be done by filing a protest with the Reno County Treasurer at the time payment is made. However, per KSA 79-2005, you may not file both an Equalization Appeal and a Payment Under Protest for the same tax year. Appeal and Declaration of Representative forms can be found on our Forms page.

Results of the Market Trend Analysis for Reno County for the Assessment Year 2024

Pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1460a
Valuation Date: January 1, 2024

Multiple studies of the residential real estate market indicate there is an overall county-wide upward inflationary trend. A study of the commercial real estate market indicated an overall county-wide upward inflationary trend. A study of the real estate market for vacant lots indicated an upward inflationary trend in some areas. For any real estate, specific areas may be above or below the overall trend line. Values on specific properties may not follow the general trend because of changes to the property, correction of descriptive information, or adjustments of value based on sales of similar properties.  Value notices will be mailed on or before March 1, 2024, this year.

Current Appraiser Staff News

The field appraiser staff are working on the annual 17% re-inspection process. The Property Valuation Division of the Department of Revenue of the State of Kansas requires us to re-inspect each parcel once every six years. We are and will be conducting inspections on 17% of the county again this year. This amounts to approximately 6,500 parcels. This inspection process includes data collection on: residential, vacant, agricultural, multi-family, and commercial properties.

All Reno County field appraisers can be identified with a Reno County photo ID badge and are driving clearly marked Reno County vehicles. Property owners with questions may contact the Reno County Appraiser's Office at 620-694-2915.

Personal Property

Kansas law requires owners of tangible personal property to report it annually to the county appraiser on or before March 15th of each year. Penalties are applied to late filings at the rate of 5% per month up to 25%. Failure to file will result in a 50% penalty. If you have not yet filed for this year, it is not too late to avoid further penalty. To avoid penalties, personal property must be reported to the Reno County Appraiser’s Office within 30 days of purchase.

Reminder

  • If you own personal property located in Reno County but, you reside elsewhere, property must still be reported in Reno County.
  • All-terrain vehicles (ATV’s), golf carts and watercraft do not require registration but, are taxable. To avoid penalties, ATV’s, golf carts, and watercraft must be reported to the Reno County Appraiser’s Office within 30 days of purchase.
  • Personal property trailers are also taxable and need to be reported to the County Appraiser.
  • Oil and Gas renditions must be submitted to the county appraiser by April 1 of each year.