Beginning mid-May and running through September, Barton County Appraiser’s Office personnel will be conducting their annual re-inspection of real property, which includes residential, commercial and vacant properties.
Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said field appraisers will be re-inspecting properties from the east to the west county lines between North 50 Road to South 10 Road. This includes all of Heizer and Ellinwood, several rural subdivisions as well as the surrounding rural area.
The zone also takes in most of Great Bend, but the majority of Great Bend has already been covered, Esfeld said.
Within this area is Zarah Cliffs (south of NW 30 Road and about two miles east of 281), Kellam’s corner (a subdivision located one mile east of Great Bend), Woodside (located one and half miles north of Great Bend just off North Washington) and Bo-Mar (located a half mile north of Great Bend just to the east of 281).
Esfeld said her office is mandated by K.S.A. 79-1476 to physically re-inspect all real property in the County at least once every six years. The purpose of this inspection is to verify that the data is current and represents the property accurately.
The Appraiser’s Office physically inspects approximately 17 percent of the real property located in the county each year. That amounts to about 3,000 parcels annually.
Esfeld stressed that the staff conducting these inspections will be wearing county-issued identification badges and will be in Barton County marked vehicles. If the public should have questions, they can call the Appraiser’s Office at 620-793-1821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.