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Wichita, KS 67218
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law gives you the right to appeal your appraised values. We work very hard
to achieve a high level of accuracy in our appraisals. However, if there
is a mistake or if you do not agree with our appraisal, please follow
the process to appeal.
A Guide to the Property Valuation Appeal Process –
Taxpayers may appeal or challenge their propertys
classification and/or appraised value in one of two ways. The value may be
appealed at an informal hearing in the spring, after the appraiser has notified the taxpayer of the
propertys appraised value, or the value may be appealed when taxes are
paid under protest. However, the property value may be
appealed only once per tax year.
Valuation notices are mailed
annually March 1 for real property and May 1 for personal property. To
appeal the new value, sign the form with the valuation notice and send it back to the address listed
within 30 days of the date on the valuation notice for real property or May 15 for
An informal hearing with one of our hearing officers is then scheduled. If
someone other than the owner will be handling the hearing, a
of representative form should be filled out and sent back with the
valuation notice. This form certifies the named person/agent is authorized
to represent the property owner at the hearing.
This should be done as soon as possible after the valuation notices have
been mailed. Once the valuation notice has been signed and mailed back, the
appeal process has been initiated. In order to remain in the appeal process,
the taxpayer or their representative must attend the informal hearing.
Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of the right to protest the
value for that tax year.
The second type of appeal open to taxpayers is the
property tax payment under protest. The new value will not result in a tax
bill until November. Protests maybe filed at the time the first half taxes
are paid by December 20 or at the time the second half taxes are paid by
June 20, but not both times. If the mortgage company pays the taxes
directly, an appeal may be filed with the county treasurer at any time after
the tax bills have been sent out, but before January 31. All payment under
protest appeals originate with the county treasurer. The protest form may be
filled out at the treasurer's office, or the taxpayer can call 660-9110 and the
county treasurer will mail or
fax the protest form. Forms may also be downloaded from the
Kansas Court of Tax Appeals
website. After the protest form has been filed with the
treasurer, the appraisers office will schedule an informal hearing with
one of our hearing officers.
If the taxpayer disagrees with the informal hearing
decision, additional avenues of appeal are available up to and including
Kansas District Court. Instructions for appealing to the next level will be
given at the time of the informal hearing and on the notification hearing
results letter, which will be provided when a decision has been reached
regarding the appeal.
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