PARCEL SEARCH UPDATE!!
ATTENTION PARCEL SEARCH USERS
AS OF APRIL 7, 2021, MOST OF THE PARCEL SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY HAS BEEN RESTORED. THERE ARE STILL SOME ISSUES WITH THE MAPS BUT ALL THE PARCEL AND TAX DATA SHOULD BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTINUE TO SEND REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION THAT IS NOT AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE TO email@example.com. WE WILL FILL YOUR REQUESTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, USUALLY WITHIN THE SAME DAY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND HOPE WE WILL REGAIN FULL FUNCTIONALITY VERY SOON.
Due to the recent decline in new COVID 19 cases and the rollout of vaccines, the Cowley County appraisal staff will begin loosening rules on conducting in person, on site inspections during the spring and summer months 0f 2021. The annual maintenance data collection will be located primarily in the core Arkansas City area. In addition, over the coming weeks, staff will be out in other parts of the county reviewing properties that have sold, are in the appeal process or otherwise require a field check. Staff will attempt to make contact with property owners by knocking on doors and will be wearing masks at all times when there is potential for exposure.
The deadline to appeal the 2021 value through the informal equalization process has now passed. Property owners who wish to appeal their 2021 value will now be required to file a Payment-Under-Protest appeal when they pay at least the first have of taxes this fall.
As always, if you have questions or concerns about your property, please contact the office and we will be happy to assist you.
The assessment process is the basis for developing property values and is the tool for equalizing the distribution of the tax burden. Remember that the county appraiser's office does not determine taxes. The amount of taxes you pay depends on the budgets set by our governing bodies such as the state, county, hospitals, and schools to pay for roads, fire, and police protection, recreational facilities, and other local services. You can play an effective role in this process if you know your rights, understand the remedies available to you, and fulfill your responsibilities as a property owner and taxpayer.
UNDERSTANDING PROPERTY TAXES
The assessment process involves setting standards for fair and equitable values, discovering and listing information about properties, and determining property values. Values are then analyzed to ensure they meet the standards of fair assessment, and then certifying the total valuation of the county to the county clerk.
As a property owner and taxpayer, you have specific rights and responsibilities in the assessment process:
You have the right to examine the appraiser's property records and verify that the property you own is listed and described correctly on the tax records.
If you disagree with your property value, you may file an appeal with the appraiser.
You have the responsibility to provide accurate information to the appraiser about property you own.
Payment under protest form click here
MARKET STUDY ANALYSIS CLICK HERE
For more documentation and forms click here.
For a printed map of the area of your choosing, fill our a request form with the GIS department.