County Appraiser

Responsibilities
The Seward County Appraiser's office is responsible for the appraisal of all real estate, both commercial and residential, and the appraisal of all personal property within the County.

The County Appraiser is an appointed office with the responsibility to discover, list, appraise, and maintain records of data relating to all taxable and exempt, real and personal property within Seward County.

Important Property Tax Deadlines
Last day for:
  • County to mail valuation notices - March 1
  • Taxpayers to file an Equalization Appeal - 30 days from the date the County mailed the notice
  • Taxpayers to file personal property rendition - March 15
  • Taxpayers to file oil and gas property rendition - April 1
  • Tax payment due, in full or first half  - December 20
  • Tax payment due, second half - May 10
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K.S.A. 79-1460a RESULTS OF

MARKET STUDY ANALYSIS FOR

SEWARD COUNTY

FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2019

PURSUANT TO L.1919, CH 279, 2

Annually, at least ten days prior to the mailing of change of value notices pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1460, and amendments thereto, the county or district appraiser shall cause to be published in the official county newspaper the results of the market study analysis as prescribed by the Director of Property Valuation of the Department of Revenue.

A study of the residential (R) real estate market indicates that market values have remained relatively stable for this valuation year with a mix of results in the overall market. Statistical data indicated no discernable trend for homes built prior to WWII and a downward to no trend of -2.0% to 0.0% was indicated for residential properties constructed after WWII. This indicates a lower demand for higher value homes in Liberal.

A study of the vacant (V) property real estate market indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or downward trend.

A study of the commercial/industrial (C) real estate market indicated that as a whole, the market is stable with no overall upward or downward trend. Data is too diverse and sales are too limited to establish a definitive trend in specific segments of the commercial markets.

Values on specific properties may not follow indicated trends because of changes in the property, correction of descriptive data or adjustment of value based on sales of similar properties. Some properties may increase at a greater rate; some properties may decrease or change in valuation only slightly.  All real property owners will be notified of the county appraiser's estimate of value on or prior to March 1, 2019. The appeal period extends to thirty days from the mailing date.

In accordance with the provisions in K.S.A. 79-1476, the Division of Property Valuation is required to annually furnish each county the results of its study relating to changes, if any, of the use value of agricultural land. Changes can and do occur as a result of several factors including cropping practices, commodity prices and production costs.

The Division of Property Valuation and Kansas State University has established currently agricultural land values. SEWARD County will implement the agricultural land values as provided by the Division of Property Valuation. These values are available for review within the County Appraiser’s office.