FILING A PROTEST
1. If you have not had a meeting with the County Appraiser on the valuation of your property for the same tax year, you can file a protest. Protest forms are available from the County Treasurer or you can print a form from the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals web site: (requires acrobat reader) by clicking here.
2. Please read and follow the instructions carefully for a successful appeal. Protest must be filed at the same time a payment is made. NOTE: If the protest form is received in the Treasurer’s office unsigned, the protest will be considered invalid and will be returned to you. The delay may jeopardize your chances for a hearing.
3. Tax protest forms must be completed before sending to the Treasurer’s office on or before December 20th if paying the first half. Taxes must be paid in full if filing a protest after December 20th. If taxes are paid by an escrow agent, you have until January 31st of the following year to file your protest.
4. You must keep a copy of the protest form. You will need to use this form to file the protest with the Board of Tax Appeals if you are not satisfied with the County’s decision.
5. The County Appraiser will contact you to schedule an informal meeting after the County Treasurer forwards your protest form to their office. If you are filing a protest on the basis of a illegal tax levy, an Appendix must be completed and attached to the protest form. Those protest form will be mailed by the Treasurer to the State Board of Tax Appeals. No informal hearing will be held with the Appraiser in the case of illegal tax levy protests.
6. If you are successful in your appeal you will receive a refund, if the taxes were paid in full. Otherwise, an adjustment will be made on the 2nd half of the taxes. The County Treasurer will process your change and notify you of such after the changes have been received from the County Appraiser’s and County Clerk’s offices.