The County Appraiser's Office is responsible for the appraisal of all real estate, both commercial and residential, and the appraisal of all personal property in the county.
What Do Appraisers Do?
The County Appraiser:
- Is interested in fairness and equity
- Determines property values, not tax rates
- Uses formulaic methods to ensure a high level of accuracy
On the other hand, the Appraiser:
- Does not set tax rates
- Does not collect taxes
- Is not focused on tax dollars
Forms and Documents
Frequently Asked Questions
Brad has 25 years of experience as a real estate appraiser, including 14 years overseeing commercial real estate values for Douglas County. Eldridge writes and teaches classes for aspiring county appraisers who are seeking to meet their requirements and certifications.
Eldridge received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baker University in 1998 and has completed more than 70 appraisal courses. He is a certified general appraiser for the State of Kansas, and he has a MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. He holds the Certified Assessment Evaluator designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers, where he serves as a senior national instructor.
Eldridge’s goals as County Appraiser include public engagement, integration of technology and effective leadership.
Douglas County Courthouse
1100 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044