Real Estate Tax

The Riley County Clerk's Office has real estate ownership records. The real estate records are used by a variety of business and organizations such as appraisers, contractors, surveyors, realtors and financial institutions.

Special Assessments

Special assessments are added to some property tax statements to pay for things such as streets, sewer and water. If your property has special assessments you may find out when the specials will end by clicking on the appropriate link below. If your property is located outside of the Manhattan City limits click on the first link, if your property is located within the Manhattan City limits click on the second link.

County and Small City Special Assessment Dates
Manhattan City Special Assessments

Assessed Values

The County Clerk's office works with assessed values after receiving the appraised values from the County Appraiser's office. Assessed values are a percentage of the appraised value based on the property classification. The calculation rates are as follows:

Residential 11.5 %
Commercial 25%
Agricultural Land 30%
Agricultural Improvements 25%
Vacant lots 12%
Non-Profit Organizations 12%

For example:
If your home is appraised at $150,000 by the County Appraiser the assessed value would be $17,250. (150,000 (value) x 11.5% (assessment rate) = 17,250).

To figure taxes:
Multiply the assessed value by the mill levy for the location of the property. (17,250 (assessed value) x 142.678 (Manhattan City mill levy) = 2,461,195.50. Multiply that number by .001 to get the estimated taxes. 2,461,195.50 x .001 = 2,461.20 (estimated taxes).