The primary purpose of the County Appraiser’s Office is to discover, list, appraise and maintain the records and data relating to all real and personal property within Washington County. The County Appraiser’s Office staff value all property as of January 1st each year.
The property data and values produced by the Appraiser’s Office are used in a variety of ways. The primary purpose of the County’s appraised values and resulting assessed values is to be used as a basis to set the property tax mill levees of the various taxing entities in Washington County each year. Other users of Appraiser’s Office data include property owners, realtors, fee appraisers, insurance companies and banks.
Considering the current COVID-19 Pandemic we request that communication be done by email or phone if possible.
Be Informed: If you’re thinking about buying a property or making improvement to a property, such as remodeling or new construction, and would like an estimate of value, give the Appraiser’s office a call. We’re always available to help explain and/or estimate potential changes in value.
Pursuant to K.S.A. 1996
Results of the market study analysis for Washington County for assessment year 2022.
A study of the residential (R) property real estate market indicated that there is a general upward trend.
A study of the commercial (C) property real estate market indicated that there is a general upward trend.
A study of the vacant (V) lots real estate market indicated that there is a general upward trend.
Values on specific properties may not follow the general trend because of changes in the property, correction of descriptive information or adjustment of values based on sales of similar properties.
In accordance with the provisions in K.S.A. 79-1476, the Division of Property Valuation is required to annually furnish each county the results of its study relating to changes, if any, of the use value of agricultural land. Changes can and do occur as a result of several factors including cropping practices, commodity prices and production costs.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the valuation of your property, please contact the appraiser’s office at (785) 325-2236.