How does the county's appraisal affect my taxes?

If your property value goes up, it does not necessarily mean you will pay more taxes. Likewise, if your property value goes down or does not change, it does not automatically mean you will pay less or the same amount of taxes.

The money needed for local services is set and budget hearings are held in August. Increases or decreases in property values do not change the amount of tax dollars needed for local public services. These services include roads, parks, fire protection, police protection, public health, and public schools among many others.

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1. What does my county appraiser do?
2. How does the county's appraisal affect my taxes?
3. When will I be notified of the value of my property?
4. What can I do if I believe the value of my home is too high?
5. What steps do I take to appeal the "notice of value"?
6. What steps do I take to file a payment under protest?
7. What should I expect during an informal meeting?
8. What should I bring to an informal meeting or a hearing?
9. Can someone else attend hearings on my behalf?
10. What is a Kansas Board of Tax Appeals (COTA) hearing like?