Kent County, Delaware Tax Assessors' Office
555 Bay Road
Dover, Delaware 19901
Where is the Kent County Tax Assessor's Office?
While many counties have county-wide tax assessors, Kent County has one cities and towns with their own local tax assessors. If your property is located within any of these localities, see that page for your tax assessor's contact information.
What can the Kent County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Kent County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Kent County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Kent County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Kent County Assessor's Office at (302) 744 2401 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Kent County Facts:
The median home value in Kent County is between $203,451.00 and $211,549.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
Useful Kent County Links:
- Kent County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- City of Dover - Property Tax Search
- City of Dover - Property Records