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Sedgwick County commissioners, lawmakers to discuss mortgage fee

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at 7:51 a.m.

Sedgwick County commissioners will meet Tuesday afternoon with legislators from south central Kansas to talk about a proposal to eliminate the state’s mortgage registration fee.

Realtors and bankers are lobbying to repeal the fee, estimated to generate about $47 million statewide – including $6 million to $8 million in Sedgwick County — every year.

But county officials warn that property taxes for everyone will have to go up if the fee is eliminated, including for property owners who already paid the fee.

Commissioners will meet with legislators at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in their board room on the third floor of the courthouse, 525 N. Main.

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