The Butler County Appraiser’s Office will be mailing the 2013 change of value notices to real property owners in Butler County on March 1.
According to Butler County Deputy Appraiser Debra Studebaker, real estate values are expected to change for approximately 80 percent of the properties in the county.
Studebaker reported Tuesday to the Butler County Commission that 41 percent of the properties will see a value increase and 39 percent will have a decline in value. The remaining property values will be unchanged.
“The properties increasing in value will typically increase less than 2
percent,” said Studebaker. “The typical decrease in value will be less than two percent.”
Studebaker said new single-family home construction in the county was up in 2012. She noted 149 new houses were added to the real estate roll in the county in 2012 compared with 141 in 2011. On the commercial side, 28 new commercial buildings or additions were added to the roll in 2012 compared to 37 in 2011.
Studebaker also mentioned agriculture land values for 2013 are increasing. The median increase for native grass and tame grass is 12.9 percent. The median increase for dry crop is 8.85 percent and for irrigated crop is 5.63 percent.
The agriculture values in Kansas are based on an agriculture use value and are determined by the Division of Property Valuation within the Kansas Department of Revenue.
Property owners who have questions about their values after they receive their change of value notice should contact the appraiser’s office. The deadline to request an informal hearing on the 2013 value will be April 1.