The Appraiser's mission is to discover, accurately list, and value all taxable property in the county in a equitable and fair manner. 

All information in the office, if allowed by law, is shared with the public in a friendly, courteous, and helpful manner.

Annual Re-inspection

The Ellis County Appraiser’s Office will begin its annual re-inspection of real estate properties the week of May 11, 2020.  This process will continue throughout the summer and into the fall. 

As is required by law, we physically view and re-inspect at least 17% of Ellis County each year, approximately 2600 properties. 

The map links below indicate the areas of Hays and the county that will be
 re-inspected in 2020

Keeping in mind the safety of the public and appraisal staff, we will make every effort to review properties with as little personal contact as possible.. 

Ellis County Appraiser’s Office personnel can be identified by Ellis County photo identification badges and will be driving vehicles marked with the Ellis County logo. 

Other routine work will continue throughout Ellis County, such as the review of recent sale properties and parcels with new or demolished buildings. These reviews will also be conducted with as little personal contact as possible.

Property owners with questions may contact the Ellis County Appraiser’s Office at 785-628-9400.


2020 17% Hays

2020 17% Countywide

View the 
County Road Index for Ellis County.