Decatur County Appraiser in Oberlin, Kansas

Address and phone number for Decatur County Appraiser, an Assessor Office, at East Hall Street, Oberlin KS.

Decatur County Appraiser
120 East Hall Street
Oberlin, Kansas, 67749

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About the Decatur County Appraiser

The Decatur County Appraiser, located in Oberlin, Kansas, determines the value of all taxable property in Decatur 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 Decatur County property taxes owed by individual taxpayers.

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

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

Property Assessments

In order to make adjustments to Decatur County property valuations and tax rates, the Assessor tracks real estate market conditions and sales data. The Tax Assessor also works closely with the Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur County

Personal property owned by businesses in Decatur 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 Decatur County Appraiser

You may contact the Assessor's Office by calling 785-475-8109, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Decatur County Appraiser, 120 East Hall Street, Oberlin, Kansas, 67749