Riley County Appraiser

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Valuation appeals have been scheduled and are currently being conducted. The deadline to request an informal appeal was March 27,th  which was 30 days after notices were mailed February 24th.

If you missed the deadline to request an informal appeal by statute the next opportunity to appeal the property value will be in December when the property tax is due. This appeal process is called a payment under protest.

A payment under protest must be filed in writing with the Treasurer’s office either at the time the taxes are actually paid or if the whole or part of the taxes are paid prior to December 20th, no later than December 20th. If an escrow or tax service agent paid the taxes prior to December 20th, the protest form must be filed with the county Treasurer’s office no later than January 31st of the following year. Additional information can be found at Appeals Information.

  1. Property Taxes
  2. Who are Appraisers
  3. Appraiser Discovery Process

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Property Taxes

The work we do is really just the starting point for the development of each year’s property taxes. Once we certify our values to the County Clerk’s Office, they, in turn, calculate an assessed valuation for all taxing units, calculate mill levies and certify the tax roll to the Treasurer’s Office.

The Treasurer’s Office then mails property tax bills, processes payments of the property taxes and distributes the collected funds to the appropriate local units of government, school districts and state government.

While our work can be stressful and sometimes controversial, the values we provide are very important in maintaining fairness and equity in the property tax system!