How do I calculate the property taxes on my home?
  1. Look at your “Notice of Value”, find the “appraised value” of your home. Multiply the appraised value by the “assessment percentage” which is 11.5%.
  2. Multiply the assessed value by your “mill levy” and then divide by 1,000 to estimate the property tax you owe. Contact your County Clerk to find out what your mill levy is.
  3. Effective beginning with the tax year 1998, the first $20,000 in the appraised value of your home is exempt from the 20 mill statewide portions of the mill levy. For example, if the appraised value of your home is $20,000 or more, the amount your tax bill will be reduced is calculated by multiplying the appraised value by the assessment percentage (11.5%). Then you will take the assessed value you just calculated and multiply that by the statewide portion of the mill levy divided by 1,000. Then you will find the amount to subtract from your tax bill.

Note: If your home is appraised for less than $20,000 simply use your appraised value instead of the $20,000 appraised values and follow the same procedures as shown in the example. Please refer to the mill levy question and call your local County Clerk or Appraiser’s Office if you have any questions regarding this exemption.

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1. Why is property taxed in Kansas?
2. What does my County Appraiser do?
3. How does the county’s appraisal affect my taxes?
4. Will the value of my property change every year?
5. At what value is my home appraised for property tax purposes?
6. How does the County Appraiser determine market value?
7. Does the County Appraiser visit my property?
8. If I bought my house last year, shouldn’t the value be the same as what I paid for it a year ago?
9. When will I be notified of the value of my property?
10. What can I do if I believe the value of my home is too high?
11. What is the mill levy?
12. How do I calculate the property taxes on my home?
13. When are property tax bills sent an when should they be paid?
14. Do I qualify for a homestead property tax refund?
15. Can I have someone else protest my value for me?
16. Where can I find the current Tax Levies for my area?
17. Why is the County Appraiser's Office asking me for my income and expense information and am I required to give it to them?
18. How do I find my Assessment rate for my property?