Elk County Assessor's Office in Howard Kansas

Address and phone number for Elk County Assessor's Office, an Assessor Office, at PO Box 627, Howard KS.

Elk County Assessor's Office
PO Box 627, Howard, Kansas, 67349

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About the Elk County Assessor's Office

The Elk County Assessor's Office, located in Howard, Kansas, determines the value of all taxable property in Elk 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 Elk County property taxes owed by individual taxpayers.

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

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

Property Assessments

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

Personal property owned by businesses in Elk 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 Elk County Assessor's Office

You may contact the Assessor's Office by calling 620-374-2832, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Elk County Assessor's Office, PO Box 627, Howard, Kansas, 67349