Kauai County, Hawaii Tax Assessors' Office
4444 Rice Street, Suite 454
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Where is the Kauai County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Kauai County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Kauai 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 Kauai 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 Kauai 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 Kauai County Assessor's Office at (808) 241 4224 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 Kauai County Facts:
The median home value in Kauai County is between $569,537.00 and $596,863.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Kauai County?
You can try contacting the Kauai 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 Kauai County is located in the County Building in Lihue, which is where the Kauai County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Kauai County with the contact info listed below.
Kauai County Phone Number
Kauai County County Building Address
4444 Rice St
Lihue, HI 96766-1328
Useful Kauai County Links:
- Real Property Tax Payments
- Kauai County Government Homepage
- Real Property Tax Maps
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Kauai County Assessors' Office Homepage