If you believe the county’s value does not reflect the fair market value of your property on January 1, you may appeal.  The appeals process is an opportunity to review a property in more detail.  We want values to be accurate so we have a fair basis for sharing the cost of local services.  You are welcome to request information about how your property was valued from the county appraiser’s office in order to determine whether you should appeal.

The first opportunity you have to appeal is when you receive the written notice of your property’s value in the spring.  To appeal, contact your county appraiser within 30 days from the date the notice was mailed.

  1. If you have not had a meeting with the County Appraiser on the valuation of your property for the same tax year, you can file a protest. Protest forms are available from the County Treasurer or you can print a Protest Form from The Kansas Board of Tax Appeals website.
  2. Contact your County Treasurer's office to request the protest forms after November 1st. A payment of taxes must be made in order to file a protest.  Please read and follow the instructions carefully for a successful appeal. NOTE:  If the protest form is received in the Treasurer's office unsigned, the protest will be considered invalid and will be returned to you. The delay may jeopardize your chances for a hearing.
  3. Tax protest forms must be completed before sending to the Treasurer's office on or before December 20th. If taxes are paid by an escrow agent, you have until January 31st of the following year to file your protest.
  4. You must keep a copy of the protest form. You will need to use this form to file the protest with the Board of Tax Appeals if you are not satisfied with the County's decision.
  5. The County Appraiser will contact you to schedule an informal meeting after the County Treasurer forwards your protest form to the Appraiser. If you are filing a protest on the basis of an illegal tax levy, an Appendix must be completed and attached to the protest form. Those protest forms will by mailed by the Treasurer to the State Board of Tax Appeals. No informal hearing will be held with the Appraiser in the case of illegal tax levy protests.
  6. If you have paid your taxes in full and are successful in your appeal, your taxes are reduced and will result in a refund.  Payment will be issued upon the Treasurer receiving a correction from the County Appraiser's office. Please note: If you paid your 1st half taxes only when filing and should your taxes be reduced, your 2nd half taxes will be reduced by the amount of that refund.

Appeal Prepartion

Appeal Guide