Saturday, May 30, 2020

Russell County Appraiser

Kenton Lyon


Fax: 785-483-2725

Duties of the County Appraiser


The County Appraiser is an appointed position with the responsibility to discover, list, appraise and maintain records of data relating to all taxable and exempt real and personal property within Russell County.

The County Appraiser is responsible for the discovery, listing and the uniform and equitable appraisal of all taxable and exempt real and personal property in compliance with the constitution and statutes of the State of Kansas for tax purposes.  

Real property and personal property is appraised as of January 1st each year.  Market value (what a willing buyer and willing seller would agree to) is the basis of value for most real property except agricultural land. 

Agricultural land is appraised on the basis of its productivity and a formula determined by the Kansas Constitution, statutes and state guidelines.  

Most personal property (except business machinery and equipment, RV’s and etc.) is also appraised at market value.

The Russell County Appraiser’s Office is mandated by K.S.A. 79 – 1476 to re-inspect all real property in Russell County every six years.  The purpose of this inspection is to verify that our data is current and represents the property accurately.  The Appraiser’s Office physically inspects approximately 17% of the real property located in Russell County, Kansas each year. 







Pursuant to K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 79-1460a.

Results of the Market Analysis for Russell County for the Assessment Year 2020




New Parcel Search Website 

The most frequently requested Appraisal and G.I.S. data is now available to the public on our Russell County website. Please read tutorial before using new parcel, tax, and G.I.S. search........

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback on the New G.I.S. Parcel Search,

 please contact Chris Brown @ 785.483.6650. 

Tutorial PDF for Atci Parcel/Tax Search

New.... Parcel and Tax Search (Atci)

Related Links

International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)

Kansas Agricultural Statistics

Kansas Association of Counties (KAC)

Kansas Association of Mappers (KAM)

Kansas County Appraisers Association (KCAA)

Kansas Board of Tax Appeals (COTA)

Kansas Department of Agricultural

Kansas Department of Revenue

Kansas Geological Survey

Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board (KREAB)

Kansas Statutes

Property Valuation Division - Department of Revenue (PVD)


County Appraiser

Kenton Lyon



Data Entry-Sales-Residential Clerk

Audrey Dougherty


Oil & Gas Clerk

Stephanie Brown

Personal Property Clerk

Anita Soukup