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Appraiser wants accurate wind damage info
This assures property values are accurate
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The Barton County Appraiser’s Offices wants those impacted by last week’s wind storm (shown) to report serious storm damage so appraisals will be accurate.

Barton County Appraiser Wendy Prosser has a message for county property owners impacted by last Wednesday gale-force winds – her office is there to help and just wants the most accurate information possible when making appraisals.

“Our job in the Appraiser’s Office is to list and value property as of Jan. 1 of each year,” she said, addressing the County Commission Tuesday morning. “We have heard that there were several structures lost throughout Barton County.”

This doesn’t mean just one piece of tin blowing off a roof, she said. “But “if the roof is completely gone, and that structure is no longer usable, please call in let our office know that way we can review that as we’re getting ready to start setting those values.” 

Those who had major damage or structural losses can call or email the Appraiser’s Office at 620-793-1821 or so they can note the loss and make sure their records reflect the most accurate information as of Jan. 1.