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For Immediate Release
March 6, 2024
Nicole Gibbs


Sedgwick County Appraiser Shares Property Valuations Update

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Sedgwick County Appraiser gave an update today at the Board of County Commissioners regular meeting on the 2024 Valuation for residential parcels. It was discovered that the median increase is 10% when was originally stated as 8%.

“This was an honest human error,” said Mark Clark, County Appraiser. “The 8% originally stated was pulled as the overall change for residential parcels and not the breakout as reported.”

To review the information from the 2024 Real Estate Mass Appraisal Report, visit

Appraisals are done annually to help determine the share of taxes each property owner must pay to cover the cost of government services in Sedgwick County, like police and fire protection, roads, parks and schools.

“The Appraiser’s Office does not set the tax rate,” said Ronald Tidwell, Chief Deputy Appraiser. “Our job is simply to figure out what each property’s fair market value is, based on extensive analysis and research.”

Appraisers consider many factors, including a property’s location, age, square footage and repairs/remodeling, when estimating its value. Residents who live in neighborhoods with a lot of new construction or renovations should expect to see increased property valuations. If a property owner does not agree with an appraisal, there are two ways to appeal:

Within 30 days of receiving the valuation notice, the owner needs to follow the directions on the back of the notice to file an appeal. An informal meeting over the phone will be scheduled, where the property owner will be given an explanation how the valuation was determined and can give reasons why the county’s appraisal amount should be different. The Appraiser’s Office will mail a decision of the appeal by May 20.

Property owners can also challenge an appraisal when the 2024 property taxes are paid under protest on Dec. 20, 2024, or May 10, 2025. A protest form from the Sedgwick County Treasurer’s Office must be filled out and filed with the tax payment so an informal meeting can be scheduled.

“A property valuation can only be appealed once per year,” said Clark. “If the owner does not agree with the decision from the informal meeting, the case can be taken even further. We want you to be satisfied!”

For more information on property valuations and the appeals process, visit the Sedgwick County Appraiser’s Office website at