4035 E. Harry
Wichita, KS 67218
Contact the Appraiser's Office
Nothing is required since the burden of proof is on
the appraisers office. However, the key to any successful informal hearing is the
presentation of well-organized documentation that supports your opinion of
value and/or classification. Listed below are several examples of
documentation that we have found to be most helpful in supporting valuation or
classification appeals. The information can vary depending upon the property
as we have it identified.
Bring photos of your home, which should include
one of the entire house as well as detailed photos of any damage to the
structure or anything else that you think would affect the value. There
are no facilities for videos.
Check to see if your home is valued similar to
other houses in your neighborhood. More or less living area, basement
finish, garage conversions, and room additions as well as sheds and
detached garages can make a difference in value. If you need help in
comparing values, use our Information and Assistance Center.
If you know of any similar homes in your
neighborhood that have sold within the last 2-3 years, bring that
information to the appeal hearing.
If you have had a recent fee appraisal on your
home, or you have purchased it recently, bring a copy of the appraisal,
sales contract, and/or closing statement.
If you have a recent estimate for repairs of
structural or other damage to your home bring copies of those estimates.
If the owner is not doing the farming, he/she
should provide an affidavit from the farmer indicating the current
agricultural use of the land, receipts from the sale of agricultural
products from the land, and an aerial photograph outlining the area.
If the owner is farming the property, he/she
should supply receipts indicating sales of current agricultural
production and photos showing current agricultural production.
If the owner is concerned about outbuilding
classification, building photos should be provided. There are no
facilities for videos.
In order to substantiate adverse conditions such
as flooding the property owner should provide adequate
documentation to verify such conditions, and an aerial map outlining the
The owner or agent should provide a detailed
summarization of the last 3 years of actual income, expense,
occupancy, plus a sample lease and rent roll for the subject property.
The owner or agent should provide any current
sales information on the subject property accompanied by a sales
contract or closing statement.
Verified comparable sales should include a sales
contract or closing statement, and if possible, a detailed summarization
of income and expense for the last three years.
The owner or agent should provide a copy of all
prior hearing result letters showing any changes made at an upper level
If you need help in obtaining
information for your hearing, visit our Information and Assistance
Center located at 4035 E. Harry Street , Wichita,
Kansas. At this location, you can conduct research using public computer
terminals, or you can review printouts of property data and sales
information in your neighborhood. Records can either be printed directly
from the system, or copies of records can be obtained free of charge.
For extraordinary requests, a small copying fee may apply. Furthermore, taxpayers can
information online for their own and surrounding properties.
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