Douglas County, Kansas Tax Assessors' Office
1100 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Where is the Douglas County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Douglas County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Douglas 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 Douglas 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 Douglas 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 Douglas County Assessor's Office at (785) 832 5133 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 Douglas County Facts:
The median home value in Douglas County is between $172,789.00 and $180,211.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Douglas County?
You can try contacting the Douglas 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 Douglas County is located in the County Courthouse in Lawrence, which is where the Douglas County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Douglas County with the contact info listed below.
Douglas County Phone Number
Douglas County County Courthouse Address
1100 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044-3040
Useful Douglas County Links:
- Douglas County Government Homepage
- Douglas County GIS Maps
- Property Tax Search
- Douglas County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool