Rice County, Kansas Tax Assessors' Office
101 West Commercial Street
Lyons, Kansas 67554
Where is the Rice County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Rice County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Rice 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 Rice 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 Rice 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 Rice County Assessor's Office at (620) 257 3611 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 Rice County Facts:
The median home value in Rice County is between $56,692.00 and $68,508.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Rice County?
You can try contacting the Rice 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 Rice County is located in the County Courthouse in Lyons, which is where the Rice County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Rice County with the contact info listed below.
Rice County Phone Number
Rice County County Courthouse Address
101 W Commercial St
Lyons, KS 67554-2733
Useful Rice County Links:
- Rice County Government Homepage
- Rice County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Rice County Tax Records