Montgomery County Appraiser – Dianna Carter RMA

Welcome to our page. We will update this page with current information to keep the public apprised of legislative deadlines, property information, where our appraisal field staff will be working, and how to do this and that in the appraisal world. We are here to serve your needs and want you to know that we are available to you no matter the question or concern. Many times a lack of information is the cause for confusion. We hope to keep the communication open so our public will know what is going on in MG County.

GIS is now part of the Appraiser’s Office. The email to use is or This office is making great strides to update, upgrade, and provide information for governmental entities as well as the public. We are very excited with the possibilities.


As public servants, our office wants to be responsive to your requests and needs. Requests for information, to schedule an appeal, or just ask a question, we ask that you use our new email so that all of our staff can read and someone will correctly and promptly respond. You may also reach us by phone at 620-330-1050.  Mail can be sent to Montgomery County Appraiser, PO Box 507, Independence, KS 67301.


Personal Property

Each year in January, we mail personal property renditions. They need to be signed and returned to us by March 15th to avoid penalty (KSA 79-1457). Whether you still own the property listed on the rendition or not, you still have to return the rendition to us to have the items removed.

Don’t Forget to Return Personal Property Renditions by March 15th

Real Estate Valuation Notices for the 2019 Valuation Year

Valuation notices will be mailed soon. When your notice arrives, take a moment to look at the value and determine if you agree with the value or wish to appeal. If you wish to appeal, simply call, email, or come in to schedule an appeal hearing. The hearings are informal and are held with the County Appraiser. Problems, solutions, discussion, and explanations will be discussed during the hearing and not while scheduling the hearing. You will have 30 days from the date of mailing to alert us that you want to schedule a hearing.

The Montgomery County Appraiser’s Office is responsible for valuing property for tax purposes. We appreciate and need your cooperation to do our job to the best of our abilities. Working together will make valuation and taxation a much smoother process for all.