County Appraiser's Office

Per state law, the County Appraiser is required to value property at market value or what it would sell for in an open and competitive market. 

The Appraiser's Office does not set tax rates. Tax rates are based on the budgets that are set by individual taxing entities.

Note that the tax rates associated with 2023 values have not been determined. On average property taxes should only increase at the same rate as budgets increase. 

The primary purpose of the County Appraiser's Office is to discover, list, appraise and maintain the records and data relating to all real and personal property within Miami County.  The County Appraiser’s Office staff value all property as of January 1st each year. 

The property data and values produced by the Appraiser's Office are used in a variety of ways. The primary purpose of the County's appraised values and resulting assessed values is to be used as a basis to set the property tax mill levees of the various taxing entities in Miami County each year. Other users of Appraiser's Office data include property owners, realtors, fee appraisers, insurance companies and banks. 

Be Informed:  If you’re thinking about buying a property or making improvement to a property, such as remodeling or new construction, and would like an estimate of value, give the Appraiser’s office a call.  We’re always available to help explain and/or estimate potential changes in value.

Legal Notice

2023 Miami County Real Estate Market Analysis Pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1460a

This market analysis is intended to satisfy the requirements of K.S.A. 79-1460a. It is not intended to be a complete narrative of market trends for individual properties in Miami County, nor is it intended to describe the market trends for individual market areas within Miami County. Neither is this an appraisal or market analysis that purports to comply with the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice. Rather, it is intended to give a broad countywide overview of real property market trends.

A countywide study of the residential real estate market using data from the past three years indicated an average annual increase of 13.46%. In general values have accelerated more recently due to inadequate supply, increases in labor costs and increases in materials costs. Recently increasing mortgage rates have caused the market to slow but values continue to increase.

A countywide study of the commercial real estate market using data from the past ten years indicated an average annual increase of 5.00%. Values have increased at a faster rate over the past few years.

A countywide study of the real estate market for vacant land using data from the past ten years indicated an average annual increase of 10.78%. Recent years have seen greater demand for vacant land throughout the County.

The information listed above represents countywide averages and is not intended to be a direct indicator of any particular property’s value. Individual property values may change by more or less than the indicated trends due to differences in location, property characteristics, available market data, data comparability, market participant’s preferences and more recent market data.

For property tax questions please contact the Treasurer's Office.