The county must satisfy certain burdens of proof on appeal.
BOTAs Small Claims Division
The county's value is not presumed to be correct; the county must prove that it is.

Board of Tax Appeals
The county must show that the value of residential or commercial property is correct. However, if commercial real property is leased, the owner must provide income / expense information (up to 3 years) or the county's value is presumed to be correct.

Increases in Value
If real property increased in value from the prior year, the county must review the record the property's last physical inspection and have documentation supporting the increase. If the value increased following a year when the value was reduced by appeal, the County Appraiser must also show substantial and compelling reasons for increasing the value.

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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.