Residents of Bourbon County may notice an increase on their property tax assessments this year.
According to the County Appraiser’s Office, the increases are due to two primary issues.
Deputy Appraiser Matt Quick says the real estate market in Bourbon County has been good, helping to drive up the price of homes.
He says the other source is from how agricultural land is valued.
The state of Kansas mandates different tax rates, depending on whether the land is used for crops or classified as grassland
“It’s all controlled by the state. They mandate what the charges are going to be, so what we do is we say this parcel has so many acres of crop, this parcel has so many acres of grass, and they tell us what the charges for those will be, ” says Matt Quick, Deputy Bourbon County Appraiser.
Quick says Bourbon County residents with questions about their property taxes should contact the County Appraiser’s Office.