Rooks County Appraiser’s Office

Department Head:  Heather Poore, Appraiser, RMA, AAS, RES

Office Professionals:  Ronda Morgan, Deputy Appraiser; Rachelle Pfeifer; Sierra Strutt

Office Location:  2nd Floor Courthouse
Stockton, KS  67669

Mailing Address:  115 N. Walnut
Stockton, KS  67669

Phone Number:  (785) 425-6262

Fax Number:  (785) 425-7001

E-mail Address:

Office Hours:  8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 A.M. to 12 P.M. on Friday.
Open during the lunch hour

Appraisal Information:  – Real Estate values (change of value notices) mailed on March 1st.
– Taxpayers have 30 days to appeal the value.
– Personal Property self-assessment is due on or before March 15.
– Oil assessment by the Operator is due on or before April 15.
– Personal Property and Oil value notices are mailed on or before May 1.
– Taxpayers have 15 days to appeal the value.
Tax-appeal-process click here.

GIS Information:

  • An outside vendor is now responsible for GIS.
  • Basic maps and questions can be answered through the appraiser’s office.
  • Additional information including but not limited to layers, shape files, etc. will be charged by the vendor.

Other Information:  
– We have applications for the Neighborhood Revitalization Program



By Heather Poore, Rooks County Appraiser RMA, RES, AAS

Dear Rooks County residents. This is such a surreal time.  The virus response seems to change day by day.  In order to stop the spread of the virus, the Appraiser’s office is looking at alternative methods to do day-to-day business. 

  1. Hearings on value are still being held by phone and email. Please conduct a hearing if the value seems too high now, not when taxes are due, if possible.  It is much easier to make reasonable changes now instead of after several taxing districts are expecting the funding in the budget.
  2. In order to still meet the deadlines, the office will be beginning data collection efforts starting as early as April 6th. The appraiser vehicle is identified on each side of the silver Dodge Ram crew cab.  There will be a team of two that will view homes and structures from the vehicle unless there is a new structure, which will then be measured. A door hanger will be left on each door of homes that need to be reviewed this year.  Please just fill them out and drop them in the mail. The office urges the public to continue with social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus and for the safety of our staff.
                a. Areas to be data collected: Twin Mound; W. & E. Paradise; N. & S. Plainville; Parts of the City of Plainville.

Every effort is being made to ensure the County is being evaluated and appraised accurately.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

Additional Notice Effective 3/16/2020

Appeals: Phone and Evidentiary hearings will be the only hearings conducted until further notice.  Evidence can be mailed, emailed or faxed to the appraiser’s office prior to the phone hearing.

Field Work: All field inspections have been suspended, which include sales inspections, Neighborhood Revitalization Inspections, building permits and annual re-inspection processes.

Sanitation:  Appraisal staff and custodial staff will continue to be vigilante. Surfaces used by the public will be wiped down as often as possible along with pens used by the public. Hand sanitizer will be available for employee and public use.

 Note: As the situation changes, the Appraiser’s office will take action to ensure that the deadlines set per KSA 79-1460 are met. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Other Information:  – 1/6 of the county data is collected every year usually starting in May.
– Final review of the real estate is usually from November to February.
The final drive-by is for every parcel in the county.
– The Appraiser’s Office figures vehicle taxes and the real estate,
personal property, and oil values.
– The office completes an annual census for the county.
– We have applications for the Neighborhood Revitalization Program


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