Brown County Assessor's Office in Hiawatha Kansas

Address and phone number for Brown County Assessor's Office, an Assessor Office, at Oregon Street, Hiawatha KS.


Name
Brown County Assessor's Office
Address
601 Oregon Street, Hiawatha, Kansas, 66434
Phone
785-742-7232
Fax
785-742-3255

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About the Brown County Assessor's Office

The Brown County Assessor's Office, located in Hiawatha, Kansas, determines the value of all taxable property in Brown County, KS. Taxable property includes land and commercial properties, often referred to as real property or real estate, and fixed assets owned by businesses, often referred to as personal property. Property assessments performed by the Assessor are used to determine the Brown County property taxes owed by individual taxpayers.

Property owners may contact the Assessment Office for questions about:
  • Brown County, KS property tax assessments
  • Property tax appeals and reassessments
  • Paying property tax bills and due dates
  • Property tax rates and tax roll
  • Brown County GIS maps, property maps, and plat maps
  • Property records and deeds in Brown County
Brown County Property Records

The Brown County Department of Assessment maintains public property records on the physical characteristics for all the real property in Brown County, including building, or parcel size, land area, location, and building type. The office also maintains property maps: Brown County GIS maps, parcel, plot, block and lot maps, and tax maps.

Property Assessments

In order to make adjustments to Brown County property valuations and tax rates, the Assessor tracks real estate market conditions and sales data. The Tax Assessor also works closely with the Brown County Building Department and licensing officials to monitor changes to the property list because of new zoning requirements, construction, building expansions, renovations, or demolitions.

Property Re-Assessments

At set intervals, the Property Assessor's office reassesses all the real property in Brown County. In addition to updating real property values based on changes in market conditions, the revaluation process helps to identify previously unrecorded additions or deletions to the property list, as well as abandoned properties.

Personal Property Assessments in Brown County

Personal property owned by businesses in Brown County is often self-reported on established forms or declarations used by the Assessor's Office. The Office also performs site inspections, reviews property transfer documents and bills of sale, and searches public documents in order to identify taxable personal property for the assessment roll.

Contact the Brown County Assessor's Office

You may contact the Assessor's Office by calling 785-742-7232, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Brown County Assessor's Office, 601 Oregon Street, Hiawatha, Kansas, 66434