Appraiser’s Office Annual Reinspection
The Wyandotte County Appraiser's Office personnel will begin its annual re-inspection of real estate properties in the County beginning June 27th, 2016. This process will continue throughout the summer and into the fall.
Per Kansas statute (K.S.A. 79-1476), the County Appraiser's Office is required to physically view and re-inspect all parcels within the County on a six-year cycle, which relates to approximately 11,700 properties in Wyandotte County annually.
Wyandotte County Appraiser's Office personnel will be working in teams in residential areas; areas are identified in the map below. They will be driving vehicles and wearing badges identified with the Unified Government logo. Upon arrival at each home, staff is required to knock on the front door, identify themselves and ask permission to measure and photograph the exterior of the home along with any other structures located on the property. While on the property, they will be checking characteristic data, measurements and condition of the property. An interview will be conducted with the property owner or resident, if available. If no one is home, staff will proceed with collecting exterior data and a yellow door hanger/questionnaire will be left requesting pertinent information about the home. If someone should find one of these cards left at the door, we ask that they please answer the questions and return it to the County Appraiser's Office as instructed.
Other routine work will continue, such as the review of recent sale properties, parcels having new construction, demolished/destroyed buildings and neighborhood reviews throughout the entire County.
We appreciate the cooperation of the residents as we proceed with our work. If any property owner has questions or wishes to inquire about the inventory of their property, they may contact the Wyandotte County Appraiser's Office by calling (913) 573-8400
Personal Property Tax Forms Available Online
The Wyandotte County Appraiser's Office mailed the Personal Property Renditions (Property Worksheets) the first week in January 2017.
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 truck whose tag weight is 16,000 or higher;
- Manufactured homes; 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, 2017 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.
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:
- has a gross weight or gross combination weight of 10,001 pounds or more;
- is designed or used to transport 15 or more passengers, including the driver; or
- 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 Wyandotte County Personal Property Division at 573-8400 or visit our website at www.wycokck.org/appraiser.
||Kathy Briney, RMA
||8:00 am to 5:00 pm
||P: (913) 573-8400
|8200 State Ave
||Monday - Friday
|Kansas City, KS 66112