The County Appraiser is only responsible for the appraisal of a property. The Appraiser's Office does not set your tax rate or collect taxes.
The Constitution of the State of Kansas requires that property be classified according to its use for tax purposes. The classes of property include:
- Agriculture use
- Vacant lots
- Public utility
As a public service, Coffey County provides a tax search tool where property and tax information can be obtained.
The key characteristic of personal property is the ability to move it without damage to itself or to the real estate to which it may be attached. Personal Property may be leased, loaned, rented, consigned or owned. There are two type of Personal Property - individual or business.
Examples of individual personal property:
- Heavy trucks
- Mobile homes
- Golf carts
Examples of business personal property:
- Plant machinery
- Industrial equipment
- Storage tanks
- Material and supplies
- Manufacturing equipment
- Refrigeration units
Please contact the Coffey County Appraiser's Office for a complete listing of personal property.
The items above are taxable unless they fall under either of these Kansas statutes:
- KSA - 79-201w, Article 2: "Property Exempt from Taxation; machinery, equipment, materials, and supplies with a retail cost when new of $1500 or less per item for tax year 2007, and all tax years thereafter."
- KSA - 79-223: "Machinery and equipment acquired by qualified purchase or lease made or entered into after June 30, 2006, as the result of a bona-fide transaction not consummated for the purpose of avoiding taxation is exempt from the property taxation in Kansas. Machinery and equipment transported into the state after June 30, 2006, for the expansion of an existing business or the creation of a new business is also exempt from property taxation in Kansas."
Oil and Gas
For purposes of taxation, oil and gas leases, oil and gas wells, all casing, tubing and other equipment and materials used in operating oil and gas leases are considered personal property.
Operators of oil and gas leases are required to file renditions stating the amount of production, number of wells and the equipment located on each lease by April 1 of each year.
** Please visit our Resources page to download required documents.