How does the county's appraisal affect my taxes?

If a property value goes up, it does not necessarily mean the taxes will increase. Likewise, if a property value goes down or does not change, it does not automatically mean the taxes will decrease or remain the same. Changes in property taxes are based in large part on how much the local government decides to spend on services each year. If values overall go up but local spending remains the same, the mill levy (tax rate) should be lower and therefore have little effect on the tax bill.

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1. What is real property?
2. What real property is taxable?
3. Why is property taxed in Kansas?
4. What does my county appraiser do?
5. How does the county's appraisal affect my taxes?
6. Will the value of my property change every year?
7. At what level is property appraised?
8. Does the county appraiser visit my property?
9. If I bought my house last year, shouldn't the value be the same as what I paid for it a year ago?
10. When will I be notified of the value of my property?
11. How can I determine if the appraisal of my home is accurate?
12. Who pays the taxes due on property I sold or purchased?
13. Are property taxes prorated between buyer and seller?