The Montgomery County Appraiser is appointed to a four year term by the Board of Commissioners.

The primary function of the Appraiser is to determine the fair market value of all assessable properties in the county. This includes real estate and improvements, personal property and oil or gas leases. The Appraiser’s Office uses property deeds filed in the Register of Deeds, building permits, assessment sheets, records of sales and on-site inspection to gather information needed to equitably value all property. This information is stored, updated and maintained for current and future use in the assessment process.

An estimate of value is accomplished by an appraisal. All property must be appraised by Kansas law. The value assigned to properties is based on market value as of January 1 of the current year. Sales of comparable properties, neighborhood, size and improvements are all taken into consideration. Type of structure, construction costs and depreciation are also considered. Every available resource is used to maintain fair and equitable valuation.

If you have questions you may contact us at 620-330-1050. The office hours are 8:30 a.m. thru 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

The Montgomery County Appraiser will mail the 2018 Valuation Notices on March 8th. We ask that you review the information on the notice. If you want to appeal the value, you will find an appeal form on the back of the notice. Our office must be notified of your intent to appeal and a copy of this form must be returned to the appraiser’s office within 30 days of notice mailing date. You may notify us by one of the following:

Call to schedule an appeal at 620-330-1050

Fax your appeal form to 620-330-1117.

Email a scanned copy of your appeal to or

Visit our office on the 2nd floor of the courthouse, 217 E Myrtle Independence


A reminder that your signed personal property renditions are due in our office no later than March 15 to avoid penalty. Call Susan Marrow at 620-330-1050 or email for questions or concerns.