Bourbon County, Kansas Tax Assessors' Office
210 S. National Ave
Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
Where is the Bourbon County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Bourbon County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Bourbon 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 Bourbon 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 Bourbon 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 Bourbon County Assessor's Office at (620) 223 3800 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 Bourbon County Facts:
The median home value in Bourbon County is between $69,990.00 and $82,810.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Bourbon County?
You can try contacting the Bourbon County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Bourbon County is located in the County Courthouse in Fort Scott, which is where the Bourbon County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Bourbon County with the contact info listed below.
Bourbon County Phone Number
Bourbon County County Courthouse Address
210 S National Ave
Fort Scott, KS 66701-1330
Useful Bourbon County Links:
- Bourbon County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Bourbon County Tax Records
- Bourbon County Government Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool