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Results of the Market Study Analysis for Reno County for the Assessment Year 2022
January 1, 2022
Pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1460a
Values on specific properties may not follow the general trend because of changes in the property, correction of descriptive information or adjustment of values based on sales of similar properties. Value notices will be mailed on or before March 1, 2022 this year.
A study of the residential real estate market indicated that there is an average inflationary trend of 10% per year.
A study of the commercial real estate market indicated that there is an average inflationary trend of 2%.
A study of the real estate market for vacant lots indicated that the market is stable with a slight upward trend in some areas.
Interim Reno County Appraiser
Current Appraiser Staff News
The field appraiser staff are working on the annual 17% re-inspection process. The Property Valuation Department 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 Appraisers Office at 620-694-2915.
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.
- 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.
Change in Value Notices
The 2022 Change in Value Notices will be mailed on or before March 1, 2022. Real property is appraised at market value as it exists on the first day of January each year. However, land devoted to agricultural use is valued at use value and not market value.
Appeal of Values
Kansas Statute 79-1448 states "Any taxpayer may complain or appeal to the county appraiser from the classification or appraisal of the taxpayer’s property by giving notice to the county appraiser within 30 days subsequent to the date of mailing of the valuation notice...". The latest date to file an informal appeal of your property valuation is within 30 days of the post-mark on the envelope the Change in Value Notice was sent in. 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. This may be done by filing a protest with the Reno County Treasurer at the time payment is made.