Riley County Appraiser
The Riley County Appraiser’s Office is currently setting values for 2023. Value Notices will be mailed out February 24, 2023.
The market indicates an overall inflationary trend of 13.31% with the index ranging from 10-17% on average for residential property. The commercial trend ranges from 0-5%.
The index represents the value increase we are typically seeing. Property owners could see smaller or larger increases depending on the market area they are in.
If you have questions about your property or value after receiving your valuation notice, please contact the Appraiser’s Office at 785-537-6316. The CVN mailing will include a form that can be sent to the Appraiser’s Office for purposes of scheduling an informal appeal. Property owners will have until March 27th to schedule appeals. Additional information can be found at Appeals Information.
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!
Who We Are
While we’re employed by Riley County, we answer to the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Property Valuation Division (PVD). PVD provides the rules, regulations, appraisal methods and educational standards for our work. In addition, they monitor, audit and test our work throughout the year.
At the end of each annual appraisal cycle, PVD issues the results of their findings. Their findings result in scores for Procedural Compliance and the Sales Ratio Study. The County is graded and scored in both of these areas. The outcome of these two reports determines whether our office meets compliance or not. If not, PVD mandates the needed changes and can actually take over the administration of the Appraiser’s Office if deemed necessary.
Each of the last three years, our office has met compliance and received a perfect Procedural Compliance score.