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.

2021 Real Estate Valuation Notices

 The annual appraisal for real estate properties in Ellis County with the valuation date of January 1 has been completed.  The 2021 Valuation Notices were mailed More 

                                                              Pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1460a
                                                     Results of the Market Study Analysis
                                               for Ellis County for the Assessment Year 2021.
                                                                        January 1, 2021

A study of the residential real estate market indicated that there is an overall inflationary trend.  For dwellings within the northwest portion of Hays the average overall inflationary trend was approximately 4.2% per year.  Other areas of Hays indicated an average overall inflationary trend of 1.7%.  For non-Hays areas of the county the market indicated an overall inflationary trend of 1.2% per year.

A study of the commercial real estate market indicated that there is an overall inflationary trend of approximately 5.0%. 

A study of the real estate market for vacant lots indicate that there is an overall inflationary trend of approximately 2.1%.

Values on specific properties may not follow the general trend because of changes in the property, correction of descriptive information or adjustment of values based on sales of similar properties.

Annual Re-Inspection

 The Ellis County Appraiser’s Office will begin its annual re-inspection of real estate properties in April 2021. 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 2800 properties. 

The map links below indicate the areas of Hays and the county that will be
 re-inspected in 2021.

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.


2021 17% Hays & Victoria 

2021 17% Countywide

View the 
County Road Index for Ellis County.