What is a Kansas Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) hearing like?
The Board of Tax Appeals hearings are more formal. One or more of the 3 BOTA members will hear your appeal.

BOTA is located in Topeka, but its members travel to regions throughout the state. Your hearing may be held in Topeka or a city in your area.

BOTA keeps a record of the proceedings. Both you and the county may present testimony and exhibits at the hearing. This is the record that is used for any subsequent appeals.

Generally, the property owner and the County Appraiser must exchange exhibits and a list of witnesses several days prior to the hearing, so each side knows what to expect.

BOTA will provide more specific instructions prior to your hearing. Be certain to follow BOTA 's rules. You may contact BOTA at 785-296-2388 or by email.

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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.