Coronavirus Affects City Services

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, Johnson County Government has ordered residents to stay at home except for essential needs, beginning Tuesday, March 24 for 30 days.

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Recycling Center, and playgrounds and shelters at City parks are closed, and many other City services are affected by this order.

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City Budget

The City of Overland Park budgets on an annual basis.

The budget includes revenue projections and allocations for daily operations, contracts with outside agencies, maintenance and capital improvements.

The City Manager‘s proposed budget is presented in June each year for the Governing Body review and discussion. The budget is adopted in August and is effective Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of the following year.



2020 Budget

City Council approved the 2020 budget on August 19, 2019.

The budget includes allocations for 2020 operating, maintenance and capital expenditures, revenue projections for 2020, and updates to the 2020-2024 Capital Improvements Program and Maintenance Program.

The 2020 budget maintains the mill levy and continues to emphasize City Council priorities of quality public safety, infrastructure maintenance, and neighborhood stabilization.


City Council held its first public hearing on the 2020 Budget on Monday, April 1, 2019. This public hearing at the beginning of the budget development process allows residents the opportunity to provide input into the development of the City’s annual operating budget. The operating portion of the budget includes funding for operating, maintenance and capital expenditures.

The city manager presented the proposed 2020 Budget to the Governing Body at a Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, June 17, 2019.

Members of the Governing Body reviewed the budget during goal area committee meetings during the months of June and July. A review of goal area committee recommendations by the Committee of the Whole occurred in mid-July 2019.

A second public hearing regarding the 2020 Budget was held on August 5, 2019.

The 2020 Budget was approved on August 19, 2019.

Budget Documents

2019 Budget

The approved 2019 Budget includes allocations for 2019 operating, maintenance and capital expenditures, revenue projections for 2019, and updates to the 2019-2023 Capital Improvements Program and Maintenance Program.

The total 2019 Budget is $294.8 million, a 0.9% increase from the 2018 budget.

General funding to support annual operations is $122.5 million, a 4.2% increase.

The operations portion of the budget funds the day-to-day operations of the City such as personal services, commodities, contractual services and equipment replacement.

Key Components

Highlights of the 2019 Budget include:

  • No change in the City’s low property tax rate of 13.565 mills, which is approximately half the rate of neighboring cities.
  • An increased emphasis on Public Safety, including additional resources dedicated toward School Resource Officers, drug intervention programs, fire inspections and fire employee safety enhancements.
  • Additional resources towards Neighborhood Preservation and Infrastructure Preservation through the City’s street maintenance program.
  • Increases to Information Technology and Facilities budgets for annual maintenance to support the information technology systems and facilities necessary for providing citizen services.
  • A work force of 1,084.10 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, approximately 5.6 FTE per 1,000 residents.

Property Taxes

At a tax rate of 13.566 mills, the owner of a $300,000 home in Overland Park would pay approximately $468 in property taxes to the city in 2019.

The remainder of property tax bills, about 85-90 percent of the total bill, are paid to Johnson County, local school districts, and the state of Kansas.

Budget Documents

Previous Budget Documents