Change of Valuation Notice
Each year, on or before March 1, the County Appraiser is required to send you a change of valuation notice. This notice describes the property you own, gives the actual values for both the prior and current year, and will provide you an opportunity to present your objection to the Appraiser. When you receive a change of value notice, study it carefully. The value shown on the notice will affect the amount of taxes you will pay the following December. The deadlines for appeal are set by Kansas law and are enforced.
If you feel the value the Appraiser has placed on your property is incorrect, you may wish to inspect the Appraiser’s records on your property. If you choose to file an appeal, you will want to provide information and documentation to support your estimate of value. Information such as a recent independent appraisal, recent sales of similar homes in your neighborhood, similar homes that are currently on the market, and written estimated from real estate professionals will all end support and credibility to your opinion of value.
Pursuant to L. 1991, ch279, new sec 2
Results of the Market Study Analyses for residential, vacant lot, and commercial real estate in Greeley County for assessment year 2018.
A study of the real estate market indicated that the market was fairly steady with a slight increase on some properties. The market studies of real estate were based on analysis of valid, arms-length sales of real estate, which occurred in the years 2013 through October 2017. Values on specific properties may change because of changes in the property, correction of descriptive information or calibration of values based on sales of similar properties. All of the new values were reviewed by the Appraiser’s office based on an inspection of the property. During the review of final values, no contact with the property owner was made unless additional information was needed to resolve a question concerning property characteristics.
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 the study relating 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. Agricultural land values for dry land and irrigation in Greeley County will have a moderate increase for 2018.
The Study relating to Use Value of agricultural land completed by the Division of Property Valuation resulted in valuing agricultural land by soil types beginning in 1998.
By March 1, 2018 or shortly thereafter, the Unified Greeley County Appraiser’s Office will mail Change of Value Notices to all owners of record, indicating the appraised value of their property as of January 1, 2018 for tax year 2018.
THE CHANGE OF VALUE NOTICE IS NOT A TAX BILL. It serves only as the property owner’s official notification of the county appraiser’s estimate of value for the property.