An appraisal is the method established by Kansas statute to determine a property owner’s share of the taxes that support schools, roads, health and human service programs, parks, and police and fire protection. The county appraiser is responsible for listing and valuing property in a uniform and equal manner.
The state closely monitors counties for their accuracy in valuing property. Ellis County has been found to be in compliance with state requirements since 1991.
Remember, the appraiser's office
does not set taxes. The amount of taxes you pay depends on the budgets set by your governing bodies, such as the state, county, cities, and schools.