Saline County Appraiser's Office
Saline County Appraiser
300 W Ash, Room 108
PO Box 5040
Saline, KS 67402-5040
The County Appraiser must be a General Certified Appraiser, hold a professional designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers, or hold a Registered Mass Appraiser designation from the State of Kansas and is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners every four years.
The production of real estate values and personal property values are the main functions of the County Appraiser’s office. Every year a value for each real estate parcel and each item of taxable personal property are determined and sent to property owners. Though guided by state law and the Property Valuation Division of the Kansas Department of Revenue, values for all real estate parcels (except for agricultural land parcels which are valued by the Property Valuation Division of the Kansas Department of Revenue) and all taxable personal property items are determined by the County Appraiser’s office. Though property values are ultimately used to set the proportion of overall property taxes apportioned to each piece of property, the County Appraiser’s office determines values only and not taxes.
County Appraiser - Service Description
1. Real Estate
a.Inspect and collect all required objective and subjective data on all new construction.
b.Re-measure and re-verify all objective and subjective data for 17% of all existing parcels.
c.Collect and verify data for determining validity of all real estate transactions.
d.Collect and verify income and expense data relevant to income producing properties.
e.Perform analysis of all available data for the purpose of determining market value for all vacant land, improved residential, improved commercial, agricultural, and exempt properties.
f.Generate value estimates for all properties.
2. Personal Property
a.Mail renditions to known owners of personal property.
b.Receive renditions and value all listed property.
c.Perform desk and field audits to ensure compliance with filing requirements.
d.Review reports of new sales tax accounts, boat registra-tions, mobile home registrations, and phone listings for the purpose of discovering new property owners.
3. General Responsibilities
a.Certify all final values to the County Clerk within statutory time frames.
b.Respond to all information requests from taxpayers.
c.Install and maintain appraisal records as required by statute.
d.Administer informal valuation appeals process.
e.Represent the county at all higher appeal levels.