Franklin County, Kansas Tax Assessors' Office
315 South Main Street
Ottawa, Kansas 66067
Where is the Franklin County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Franklin County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin County Assessor's Office at (785) 229 3420 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 Franklin County Facts:
The median home value in Franklin County is between $112,285.00 and $121,915.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Franklin County?
You can try contacting the Franklin 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 Franklin County is located in the County Courthouse in Ottawa, which is where the Franklin County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Franklin County with the contact info listed below.
Franklin County Phone Number
Franklin County Fax Number
Franklin County County Courthouse Address
315 S Main St
Ottawa, KS 66067-2331
Useful Franklin County Links:
- Franklin County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Franklin County Tax Records
- Franklin County Government Homepage