How to Search for a Property
Barton County Property Parcel Search
This program works better using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari web browsers.
Locate real property by keying in the address, owner’s name, Parcel ID, description (section, township, range) or pointing to it on the map. The map will zoom into the parcel showing ownership boundaries and a 2010 digital aerial photo. Appraisal information from the county’s ORION system will be listed by categories. The appraised value is set by June 15th every year based on the condition of the property as of the previous January 1st. The land and building information is current and may not reflect the value depending on the time of year. The parcel map and appraisal information can be printed.
Click on the button linking to the ORKA website.
read the disclaimers and click on the OK button.
The Barton County map will appear with the various options for searching the map and the appraisal information attached to the parcels. The date box shows the last update of the different information. The parcel map is updated monthly between June and December, but left as is on January 1st due to the appraiser’s valuation requirements until final values are certified to the county clerk on June 15th. The appraisal data is updated every two weeks.
On the map you can zoom to the area that you are interested in and click inside a parcel shape to get the attached property information. As you zoom into a parcel the aerial photo will appear, this is an image that was flown in the winter of 2013-14 for the rural areas and the spring of 2010 for the cities(higher resolution), (be patient, as this will take a moment). Or use the tabs across the top to enter a property owner’s name or the site address of the property. The legal description tab is just for section, township, and range, and you’ll have to click on a parcel shape to get the property information. A list of data options is on the left side of the page under the heading ‘Current Theme’. Clicking on one of these buttons will bring up that information for the parcel you’ve chosen.
General Info - lists the owner’s name, site address, a property description (this is not a full legal description), the owner’s mailing address, the appraised value of the property separated into land and building values, and the deed book/page and court case numbers for the documents pertaining to this property.
Residential/Commercial – lists the detailed information the appraiser’s office has about the buildings and property characteristics on the parcel.
Agriculture – lists the type of land use and number of acres per soil type. The ‘map unit’ refers to the soil type, (a list of the soil types by the 4-digit code is available from the appraiser’s or mapping offices). Buildings used for agriculture are also listed on this page.
The map and the information can be printed.
For help with the ORKA program or for more information about the property, contact the Appraiser’s Office at 793-1821, or the Mapping Office at 793-1802.
For taxes on the property contact the Treasurer’s office at 793-1827.