County Appraiser

The Seward County Appraiser's office is responsible for the appraisal of all real estate, both commercial and residential, and the appraisal of all personal property within the County.

The County Appraiser is an appointed office with the responsibility to discover, list, appraise, and maintain records of data relating to all taxable and exempt, real and personal property within Seward County.

Important Property Tax Deadlines
Last day for:
  • County to mail valuation notices - March 1
  • Taxpayers to file an Equalization Appeal - 30 days from the date the County mailed the notice
  • Taxpayers to file personal property rendition - March 15
  • Taxpayers to file oil and gas property rendition - April 1
  • Tax payment due, in full or first half  - December 20
  • Tax payment due, second half - May 10
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K.S.A. 79-1460a RESULTS OF

PURSUANT TO L.1919, CH 279, 2
Annually, at least ten days prior to the mailing of change of value
notices pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1460, and amendments thereto, the county
or   district   appraiser   shall   cause   to   be   published   in   the   official
county newspaper the results of the market study analysis as prescribed
by the Director of Property Valuation of the Department of Revenue.
A study of the residential (R) real estate market indicates that market
values   have   remained   relatively   stable   for   this   valuation   year   with
slight   increases   in   the   overall   market.   Statistical   data   indicated
market increases of 1-5% for homes built prior to WWII and a downward
market trend 1-5% was indicated for residential properties constructed
after WWII.

A study of the vacant (V) property real estate market indicated that
the market is stable with no general upward or downward trend.
A study of the commercial/industrial (C) real estate market indicated
that   as   a   whole,   the   market   is   stable   with   no   overall   upward   or
downward   trend.   Data   is   too   diverse   and   sales   are   too   limited   to
establish  a   definitive   trend   in  specific   segments   of   the   commercial

Values on specific properties may not follow indicated trends because
of   changes   in   the   property,   correction   of   descriptive   data   or
adjustment   of   value   based   on   sales   of   similar   properties.   Some
properties may increase at a greater rate; some properties may decrease
or change in valuation only slightly.  All real property owners will be
notified  of the  county appraiser's  estimate   of  value on   or prior   to
March   1,   2018.   The   appeal   period   extends   to   thirty   days   from   the
mailing date.

In accordance with the provisions  in K.S.A. 79-1476, the Division of
Property   Valuation   is   required   to   annually   furnish   each   county   the
results of its study relating to changes, if any, of the use value of
agricultural   land.  Changes   can  and   do  occur   as  a  result   of  several
factors including cropping practices, commodity  prices and production

The   Division   of   Property   Valuation   and   Kansas   State   University   has
established   currently   agricultural   land   values.   SEWARD   County   will
implement the agricultural land values as provided by the Division of
Property  Valuation. These  values are   available  for review within  the
County Appraiser’s office.