Appealing your Personal Property Appraisal
Appealing Notice of Value:
The property owner may appeal the classification or appraised value of the personal property listed on the "Notice of Value", which is mailed out on or before May 1st, if they feel it is inaccurate by contacting the County Appraiser's Office. You can do this by May 15th to schedule an informal meeting with an appraiser. If you do not agree with the results from this meeting, you may appeal to the Small Claims Division of the Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA). (KSA 79-1448)
Paying Taxes Under Protest:
The property owner may wish to pay their tax bill under protest, if they believe their taxes were calculated incorrectly or the property values used by the Appraiser are not correct. Contact the County Treasurer or download the Payment Under Protest Form (pdf). The form must be completed an submitted to the County Treasurer's Office to set a date and time for your hearing to discuss the valuation of your property. If you do not agree with the results from this meeting, you may appeal to BOTA (KSA 79-2005).
Note: Per KSA 79-2005b, property owners may appeal the value on their property only once during any tax year, either by appealing your Change of Value Notification or by Payment Under Protest.
Tax Exemption Application:
The property owner may appeal to the county's determination of placing a value on property they feel should be exempt from taxation by filing an application for exemption (pdf) with the Board of Tax Appeals.
Tax Grievance Application:
The property owner may file a grievance application (pdf) with the Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) in order to request that a property tax penalty be relieved, or to claim that a clerical error was made.