What is a BOTA Small Claims Division hearing?
The small claims hearing officer is appointed by the State Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA), rather than by the county.

The hearings are held in the county where the property is located, or an adjacent county. The hearing must be scheduled within 60 days after the appeal is filed in the small claims division and decided within 30 days after the hearing.

You and the County Appraiser each have the opportunity to present documentation that supports your opinions of value.

The meeting is informal; no records of the proceedings are kept. All copies of documentation are generally returned to you before you leave the meeting.

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1. What can I do if I believe the value of my property is too high?
2. What Information from the County Appraiser's Office should I request and review in advance?
3. What facts should I bring to a meeting or hearing?
4. What can I expect during an informal meeting with the County Appraiser?
5. What is a BOTA Small Claims Division hearing?
6. What is a Kansas Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) hearing like?
7. Can another person attend hearings on my behalf?
8. If I bought this property last year, shouldn't the value be the same as what I paid for it?
9. The county must satisfy certain burdens of proof on appeal.