Real Estate Valuation Notices
The Butler County Appraiser's Office will be mailing approximately 33,000 notices of value to property owners in the county on or before March 1. The notices contain the current and prior year's appraised value and classification. An explanation of the appeal process is provided on the back of the notices for those who wish to appeal their appraised value. The appeal deadline is 30 days after the mailing date. Telephone hearings are available upon request.
Property owners with questions regarding their value and/or classification or would like to schedule an appeal, will need to contact our office from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday at (316) 322-4220 or (800) 822-6346.
2020 Market Study AnalysisA study of the residential real estate market in Butler County indicated that approximately seventy-six percent (76.4%) of the real properties in the county will trend upward in market value from 2019 to 2020. The residential median increase is less than 4%. Ten percent (10.2%) will trend downward. The median decrease is less than 3%. The remaining approximate 13.4% will see no change in value. Values on specific properties change because of corrections of descriptive information based on field visits by the appraiser’s office staff or from calibration of values based on comparable sales of similar properties in the county.
A study of the commercial real estate market in Butler County indicated that approximately fifty-five (55%) of the real properties in the county will trend upward in market value from 2019 to 2020. The commercial median increase was 1.7%. Thirty-five percent (35%) will trend downward. The median decrease is 1.7%. The remaining approximate 10% will see no change in value.
A study of the real estate market for vacant lots indicated that approximately twenty-three percent (23%) of the real properties in the county will trend upward in market value from 2019 to 2020. Seventy-one percent (71%) will see no change in value. Six percent (6%) will trend downward.
In accordance with the provisions in K.S. A. 79-1476, the Property Valuation Division (PVD), Kansas Department of Revenue is required to annually furnish each county the results of its 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. Based on the values per acre provided by PVD, eighty-six percent (86%) of the agricultural parcels in Butler County increased in value. Five percent (5%) of the agricultural parcels in the county decreased from 2019 to 2020. Nine percent (9%) of the agricultural parcels had no change in value. Both native and tame grass median value per acre increased 8.9%. Dry crop median value per acre increased 1.3%. Irrigated crop median value per acre decreased 0.2%.