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Farm values rise while area homes drop

By The Herald Staff | 3/15/2013

The overall appraised value of Franklin County’s residential and farmstead properties dropped about 1.5 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to the county appraiser’s office. The county’s agriculture land values, however, shot up 11.4 percent compared to 2012.

Franklin County property owners should receive their 2013 certified value notices in the mail Monday or Tuesday, the appraiser’s office said in a news release. The notices were to be mailed Friday, the release said.

The overall appraised value of Franklin County’s residential and farmstead properties dropped about 1.5 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to the county appraiser’s office. The county’s agriculture land values, however, shot up 11.4 percent compared to 2012.

Franklin County property owners should receive their 2013 certified value notices in the mail Monday or Tuesday, the appraiser’s office said in a news release. The notices were to be mailed Friday, the release said.

“Commercial values overall were pretty stable, with little fluctuation in value,” Philip Dudley, county appraiser, said in an email.

The appraiser’s office planned to mail 14,302 notices this year, with 14,337 total real estate parcels in the county, the news release said. Thirty-five state assessed utility properties do not receive notices, Dudley said.

Property owners who do not receive notices by Friday can call the appraiser’s office at (785) 229-3480, or email a request to appraiser@franklincoks.org to obtain a copy. Property owners have 30 days in which to file an informal appeal if they disagree with the value placed upon their property, the news release said. The deadline to file for an informal appeal at the local level is April 15, the release said, adding that hearings would begin April 8 and can be scheduled by contacting the appraiser’s office.

The parcel search website will display 2013 values and property information, beginning Monday, and can be accessed at http://www.franklin.kansasgis.com

Go to the brown navigation bar and click Parcel Search. Properties can be searched by address, owner’s name or parcel number, the release said.

The appraiser’s office is adding a new feature to its property information website, Dudley said. Property owners will be able to pull up a copy of their certified value notices, and they can print a copy of it by going to the county website property records site, pulling up their parcel and clicking on the CVN link. The appraiser’s office said it expected the feature to be operational Monday.

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