Appraiser’s office restarts property imaging project

A property imaging project that began in January 2016, and was put on hold because of foliage issues in June, resumes today countywide.

The Appraiser’s Office has contracted Tyler Technologies Inc. to capture high-resolution, street-level photos of the exterior of every county property. Johnson County officials uses the photos to create land record information used in the appraisal process.

Kansas law requires counties to update property information every six years to maintain accurate data on every parcel in the jurisdiction.

“The appraisal process is built on fair, equitable property values, and this imaging project allows us to record the most accurate assessments,” said county appraiser Paul Welcome. “This project provides us high-quality images of every house, commercial building and every other structure with value on the county’s 187,000 parcels of land.”

Tyler Technologies field staff will photograph properties from customized white vans that will be clearly marked to indicate staff are conducting an imaging and address verification for the county.

All personnel assigned to this project will have photo ID badges and will take images from public right-of-ways whenever possible.

Imaging crews are expected to be in the area for several months and they will be in constant communication with county officials during the project.

The Appraiser’s Office will post the crew’s schedules online<http://jocogov.org/dept/appraiser/county-property-photo-project>. For more information, visit jocogov.org/appraiser<http://jocogov.org/dept/appraiser/home> or call 913-715-9000.

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