Taxes

Tax Collection Information

The tax roll is available on November 1st.  Tax bills are mailed on or soon after November 1st.  The first half tax is due on or before December 20.  If the first half is not paid by December 20th, it begins to accrue interest.

If the first half is paid by December 20th, the second half will be due on or before May 10th of the following year. Second half tax bills or notices will not be mailed.

Real Estate Tax Collection:

After December 20th and before May 10th the first half payment plus interest can be paid. If not paid by May 10th, the full tax plus interest must be paid. There is no longer the option of paying just the first half.

If taxes are due and unpaid for three years, the property is subject to a tax foreclosure suit by the County. The property can then be sold at public auction. Anyone that has delinquent real estate taxes in the county cannot bid at these auctions.

Personal Property Tax Collection:

The first half tax must be paid on or before December 20th.  After December 20th, the full amount of Personal Property taxes are due, plus interest. Full unpaid personal property taxes are sent to the Sheriff for collection in March. If the first half taxes are paid in December, the second half is due on or before May 10th. Second half unpaid personal property taxes are sent to the Sheriff for collection in July.  In addition, failure to pay these taxes will result in refusal to process vehicle applications until the delinquent taxes are paid in full.

Delinquent Tax Information:

Delinquent real estate taxes not paid within three years are referred to the Legal Department for foreclosure action, thus putting the property in jeopardy of being sold at auction.

Details of Tax Foreclosure Sales may be obtained by contacting the Harvey County Treasurer.

Publication of Delinquent Real Estate Taxes:

Real Estate taxes that are unpaid August first of the current year are published in the official county newspaper (as designated by the Board of County Commissioners) for three consecutive weeks in August in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 79-2301 to 79-2323a.

Publication of Delinquent Personal Property Taxes:

Personal Property taxes that are unpaid October first of the current tax year are published in compliance with K.S.A. 19-547 for three consecutive weeks in October in the official county newspaper (as designated by the Board of County Commissioners).

Tax Payment Information


Please be certain the tax statement covers your property. The Treasurer's Office is not responsible if taxes are paid on the wrong property.

Payments can be made by cash, check,  money order, cashier check, or credit card.  Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.   Payments can be made in person, by mail, dropbox or online.  Make checks payable to the Harvey County Treasurer.  Please include the appropriate stub from your tax statement.  Payments made by credit card will be subject to a convenience fee.  Only current tax can be paid online at www.kansas.gov/propertytax.  Additional fees are charged for online payments.  A return receipt will be sent for payments made by mail.

The Treasurer's Office also offers an escrow payment plan.  This plan allows taxpayers to make monthly payments towards their tax bill.  Please contact the Treasurer's Office for more information about this payment option.

Protesting Taxes Information


If you have not had a meeting with the County Appraiser on the valuation of your property for the same tax year, you can file a protest. Protest forms are available at www.kansas.gov/cota or from your County Treasurer.

  1. Please read and follow the instructions carefully for a successful appeal. NOTE: If the protest form is received in the Treasurer's office unsigned, the protest will be considered invalid and will be returned to you. The delay may jeopardize your chances for a hearing.
  2. Complete the tax protest form and file a copy with the County Treasurer's Office on or before December 20th with your payment.  If taxes are paid by an escrow agent/ mortgage company, a protest of the taxes must be filed no later than the following January 31.  If taxes are paid after these deadlines, any protest of the taxes must be filed at the time the taxes are paid. 
  3. You must keep a copy of the protest form. You will need to use this form to file the protest with the Board of Tax Appeals if you are not satisfied with the County's decision.
  4. The County Appraiser will contact you to schedule an informal meeting after the County Treasurer forwards your protest form to the Appraiser. If you are filing a protest on the basis of an illegal tax levy, an Appendix must be completed and attached to the protest form. Those protest forms will be mailed by the Treasurer to the State Board of Tax Appeals. No informal hearing will be held with the Appraiser in the case of illegal tax levy protests.
  5. If you are successful in your appeal and your paid taxes are reduced and result in a refund, payment will be issued upon the Treasurer receiving a correction from the County Appraiser's office.  If there is still a second half balance due,  that amount will be reduced and no refund will be made.

Property Tax Calendar

If a deadline falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the last day to file is automatically extended to the next business day.

Date Type of Property Description
January 1 Personal Renditions mailed to property owners who are registered with County Appraiser's Office
January 1 Personal & Real Valuation Date
March 1 Real Change of Value Notices mailed
March 15 Personal Personal Property Renditions due back to County Appraiser
March 31 Real Deadline for filing Real Property Valuation Appeal
April 1 Personal Oil and Gas renditions due back to County Appraiser
May 1 Personal Notices of Appraised Value mailed to property owners indicating current year appraised value
May 15 Personal Deadline to appeal current year value
May 15 Real Informal Appraiser Conferences Completed
May 20 Real Last date for decisions from Informal Conferences to be mailed. First day for Commercial Real Estate Formal Hearings
June 15 Personal Appraiser certifies appraisal roll to County Clerk
May 10 Personal & Real Second half payment due
July 1 Personal Certify Tax Increment Finance value to County Clerk
November 1 Personal & Real Tax bills mailed to property owners
December 20 Personal & Real First half payment due

 
Personal Property Penalty Schedule as required by the County Appraiser's office per K.S.A. 79-1422 and 1427a

Filed March 16 through April 15 5%
Filed April 16 through May 15 10%
Filed May 16 through June 15 15%
Filed June 16 through July 15 20%
Filed July 16 through March 14 25%
Filed after March 15, following year 50%
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