The Appraiser's mission is to discover, accurately list, and value all taxable property in the county in a equitable and fair manner. 

All information in the office, if allowed by law, is shared with the public in a friendly, courteous, and helpful manner.

2023 Real Estate Valuation Notices


Pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1460a

Results of the Market Study Analysis 

for Ellis County for the Assessment Year 2023.

January 1, 2023


A study of the residential real estate market indicated that there is an overall inflationary trend.   For dwellings within the City of Hays the average overall inflationary trend from the prior year was approximately 10%.  For non-Hays areas of the county the market indicated an overall inflationary trend of approximately 8% over last year.

A study of the commercial real estate market indicated that there is an overall inflationary trend of approximately 8.0% from the prior year.


A study of the real estate market for vacant lots indicates that there is an overall inflationary trend.   Residential vacant lots in the City of Hays had a typical increase of 4%-8%.  Commercial vacant lot in the City of Hays had a typical increase of 10%-16%.


Values on specific properties may not follow the general trend because of changes in the property, correction of descriptive information or adjustment of values based on sales of similar properties.

Annual Re-Inspection

The Ellis County Appraiser’s Office will begin its annual re-inspection of real estate properties in April 2023. This process will continue throughout the summer and into the fall. 

As is required by law, we physically view and re-inspect at least 17% of Ellis County each year, approximately 2700 properties. 

The map links below indicate the areas of Hays and the county that will be
 re-inspected in 2023.
 Owners of homes or apartments will receive, by mail, a survey regarding the interior of their property. Staff will conduct an on-site review of the property. The goal is to list each property as accurately as possible.

Ellis County Appraiser’s Office personnel can be identified by Ellis County photo identification badges and will be driving vehicles marked with the Ellis County logo. 

Other routine work will continue throughout Ellis County, such as the review of recent sale properties and parcels with new or demolished buildings. These reviews will also be conducted with as little personal contact as possible.

Property owners with questions may contact the Ellis County Appraiser’s Office at 785-628-9400.


2023 17% County

2023 17% Hays


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County Road Index for Ellis County.