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Reports are due Friday
Property reinspections are under way
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County officials may be seen around property in the county as reinspection continues in the coming days, according to Barton County Appraiser Barbara Konrade.
“Barton County Appraiser’s Office personnel are in the process of finishing the annual re-inspection of real property, which includes residential, commercial and vacant properties,” Konrade reported recently.
And that means that county residents may see staffers on their property, the appraiser added. “Field appraisers will begin work in portions of Great Bend and Ellinwood. Once these areas are complete, re-inspections may be conducted in other rural portions of the county as needed.”
She noted earlier that the work is required by state regulations.
“The Appraiser’s Office is mandated by K.S.A. 79-1476 to physically reinspect all real property in the county at least once every six years to verify that 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. 
“Building permits and property sales data is used in the effort.”
“Staff wear county-issued identification badges and travel in Barton County marked vehicles. For questions, please call 620-793-1821 or e-mail,” she added.
 It is just part of the effort that is continuing to detail taxing data in the county, she explained. “The Appraiser’s Office recently mailed income and expense statements to property owners of income producing properties. These questionnaires should be returned by Friday. This information is needed to assist in establishing models to produce fair market value on similar properties,” she reminded taxpayers.