Shawnee County, Kansas Tax Assessors' Office
1515 NW Saline Street
Topeka, Kansas 66618
Where is the Shawnee County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Shawnee County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Shawnee 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 Shawnee 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 Shawnee 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 Shawnee County Assessor's Office at (785) 233 2882 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 Shawnee County Facts:
The median home value in Shawnee County is between $113,716.00 and $116,884.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Shawnee County?
You can try contacting the Shawnee 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 Shawnee County is located in the County Courthouse in Topeka, which is located at 200 Se 7Th St. You can direct your general inquiries to Shawnee County with the contact info listed below.
Shawnee County Phone Number
Shawnee County Fax Number
Shawnee County County Courthouse Address
200 Se 7Th St
Topeka, KS 66603-3922
Useful Shawnee County Links:
- Shawnee County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Shawnee County Government Homepage
- Parcel Search & GIS Map
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Commerical Property Tax Search
- City of Topeka - GIS Map