Tax Appeals

Tax Appeal Guides:

Appeal Preparation Guide - answers the questions:

  • What can I do if I believe the value of my property is too high?
  • What information should I request and review in advance?
  • What facts should I bring to a meeting or hearing?
  • What can I expect during an informal meeting with the county appraiser?
  • What is a hearing before the Board's Small Claims Division like?
  • What is a Kansas Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) hearing like?
  • Can someone else attend hearings on my behalf?
  • If I bought this property last year, shouldn't the value be the same as what I paid for it?
  • Who has the "Burden of Proof"?

Property Tax Appeal Guide - answers the questions:

  • Why do county appraisers appraise property?
  • How is property valued for taxes?
  • What is fair market value and how is it determined?
  • Should I appeal the value of my property?
  • How do I appeal?
  • Notice of Value - Appeal
    OR
    Paying under Protest - Appeal
  • What are the "Burdens of Proof" on Appeal?

Taxpayer Appeal Guides

Property Tax Appeal Guide#1- For all counties except: Allen, Cherokee, Labette, Pottawatomie, Sedgwick, and Woodson County

Property Tax Appeal Guide#2 - For Allen, Cherokee, Labette, Pottawatomie, Sedgwick, and Woodson County

You may contact the State Court of Tax Appeals at:
http://www.kansas.gov/cota/index.html