Ellis County, Kansas Tax Assessors' Office
1204 Fort Street
Ellis County Courthouse
Hays, Kansas 67601
Where is the Ellis County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Ellis County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Ellis 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 Ellis 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 Ellis 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 Ellis County Assessor's Office at (785) 628 9400 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 Ellis County Facts:
The median home value in Ellis County is between $117,949.00 and $129,651.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Ellis County?
You can try contacting the Ellis 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 Ellis County is located in the County Courthouse in Hays, which is where the Ellis County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Ellis County with the contact info listed below.
Ellis County Phone Number
Ellis County Fax Number
Ellis County County Courthouse Address
1204 Fort St
Hays, KS 67601-3873
Useful Ellis County Links:
- Property Tax Search
- Ellis County Government Homepage
- Ellis County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Appraisal Search