Ad Valorem Taxes & Mill Levy Rates

Seward County Mill Levies, Valuations and Motor Vehicle Abstract

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Mill Levy Rate

Mill levy rate is the amount of tax payable per dollar of assessed value of a property.  A mill is one one-thousandth of a dollar, in property tax terms equals $1 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. (one-tenth of one percent 0.001)

The Mill Levy tax rate is applied by taxing jurisdictions (like the City, County, school district, fire district and the State) to raise revenue to cover their budges and pay for public services. The Mill Levy Rate of each jurisdiction is multiplied by your home's assessed value to give you an estimated tax bill.

Mill Levy Formula:

Total Assessed Valuation  ÷ 1,000 = Value of one mill

Calculating Mill Levies for County Budget

Assessed Valuation

Assessed Valuation is the actual value on which you pay taxes.  
Kansas residential property is assessed at 11.5%, per Kansas Constitution (see Article 11, Section 1) Industrial and Commercial property is generally assessed at 25%

Assessed Valuation=Property Appraised Value  X Assessment Rate 

Appraised Valuation

The County Appraiser is responsible for determining the appropriate value of property based on state guidelines. 


Real property is appraised at "market value" as it exists the first day of January each tax year, except for land devoted to agricultural use, which is appraised at its "use value" not "market value".

Valuation Notices are mailed once a year by the Appraiser’s Office. The Valuation Notice is the official notification of the County Appraiser's estimate of value for your real property. 

How to Calculate your property taxes on your home

A Homeowner's Guide to Property Tax in Kansas

Seward County Taxing Unit Map

Tax Unit Boundary by County

Seward County Budget

Seward County Mill Levies and Valuations

Kansas Department of Revenue - Property Valuation 

Kansas Department of Administration - Municipal budgets

Kansas Department of Administration - County levies

Ad Valorem Taxes - Mill Levy Rates