Brown County, Kansas - Assessor's Office
The Brown County Assessor is responsible for appraising real estate and assessing a property tax on properties located in Brown County, Kansas. You can contact the Brown County Assessor for:
- Reporting upgrades or improvements
- Your property tax bill
- Paying your property tax
- Appealing your property tax appraisal
- Checking the Brown County property tax due date
- Information on your property's tax assessment
601 Oregon StThe Brown County Assessor's Office is located in Hiawatha, Kansas. Hiawatha is the county seat of Brown County, where most local government offices are located. The assessor's office is located in the same building as the Brown County Courthouse, at 601 Oregon Street.
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Brown County Assessor's Office Services
There are three major roles involved in administering property taxes - Tax Assessor, Property Appraiser, and Tax Collector. Note that in some counties, one or more of these roles may be held by the same individual or office. For example, the Brown County Tax Assessor may also serve as the Brown County Tax Appraiser.
- The Brown County Tax Assessor is responsible for setting property tax rates and collecting owed property tax on real estate located in Brown County.
- The Brown County Property Appraiser is responsible for determining the taxable value of each piece of real estate, which the Tax Assessor will use to determine the owed property tax.
- The Brown County Tax Collector is responsible for collecting property tax from property owners. They issue yearly tax bills to all property owners in Brown County, and work with the sheriff's office to foreclose on properties with delinquent taxes.
When contacting Brown County about your property taxes, make sure that you are contacting the correct office. You can call the Brown County Tax Assessor's Office for assistance at 785-742-7232. Remember to have your property's Tax ID Number or Parcel Number available when you call!
If you have documents to send, you can fax them to the Brown County assessor's office at 785-742-7661. Please call the assessor's office in Hiawatha before you send documents or if you need to schedule a meeting. If you have general questions, you can call the Brown County Courthouse at 785-742-2581.