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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Sales + Property Taxes

Overland Park uses revenue from sales and property taxes to support its operating budget.

Sales Tax

The sales tax rate in Overland Park is 9.1 percent.

Sales tax is collected on the purchase of tangible goods and services.

Transportation development districts and community improvement districts locations can increase sales tax at some businesses within these districts. Learn more about Overland Park’s economic development incentives.

Overland Park has a one-cent sales tax supporting general operations and a 1/8 cent sales tax for street improvements. The city also receives a portion of select county sales taxes. The remainder and majority of sales taxes go to county and state services.

Almost half of the city’s annual revenue comes from sales taxes.

Property Tax

Overland Park’s property tax rate is 13.557 mills.

Property taxes are levied on real estate and property and help support services including:

  • public safety,
  • snow removal,
  • street repair,
  • animal control,
  • Parks and Recreation programs,
  • debt payment and more.

A property’s total tax rate includes levies for the State of Kansas, Johnson County, the respective school district and Johnson County Community College.

Overland Park receives around 11-13 percent of the total property tax paid by each property in Overland Park.

Overland Park’s tax rate is significantly less than our neighboring communities and remains the lowest of any first class city in Kansas.

 

2019 Mills for 2020 Budget
City of Overland Park 13.557
Johnson County 19.036
Johnson County Parks & Recreation 3.090
Johnson County Library 3.904
Johnson County Community College 9.121
School Districts
Blue Valley
Olathe
Shawnee Mission
Spring Hill
62.797
69.878
52.121
67.980
Recreation Commissions:
Blue Valley
Spring Hill
2.199
3.052
State of Kansas 1.500

 

Calculating Property Tax

Property tax rates are based on mills and are assessed through a mill levy. One mill is equivalent to $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office maintains property valuations and tax bills.

Calculating Property Tax

Assessed property values are 11.5 percent of appraised (market) value for residential properties and 25 percent for commercial properties.

Example: A home appraised at $300,000 has an assessed value of $34,500. This amount is divided by $1,000, because one mill is equivalent to $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.

The assessed value is then multiplied by the mills for the home’s taxing entities, to arrive at the total property tax amount.

Overland Park’s property tax rate is 13.557 mills.

Example: The same home’s assessed value is multiplied by 13.557 mills. $34,500/$1,000 x 13.557 = $476.72. This is Overland Park’s portion of the overall tax bill.

Example: The same homeowner also pays property taxes to other organizations listed above. The overall tax bill uses the same format for determining tax bills, so the overall tax bill would range between $3,484 and $4,137.

Overland Park’s portion of the overall tax bill is approximately 11-13 percent.

Property Tax Rate Comparisons

Overland Park maintains the lowest property tax rate in Johnson County and among first-class cities in Kansas, while providing a high-quality level of city services.

The tables below show Overland Park’s property tax rate as compared to other cities’ rates and services.

Johnson County Tax Rates
City City Mill Levy Additional Levy (for JCFD #2) Total Levy Difference from OP (Mills) Percent of OP Levy
Overland Park 13.557 13.557 0 100%
Lake Quivira 17.228 17.228 3.671 127%
Gardner 20.71 20.71 7.153 153%
De Soto 24.198 24.198 10.641 180%
Olathe 24.397 24.397 10.84 180%
Leawood 24.548 24.548 10.991 181%
Shawnee 26.625 26.625 13.068 196%
Mission Woods 15.576 11.753 27.329 13.772 202%
Merriam 27.765 27.765 14.208 205%
Mission 17.157 11.753 29.910 15.353 213%
Lenexa 29.319 29.319 15.762 216%
Edgerton 30.881 30.881 17.324 228%
Prairie Village 19.320 11.753 31.073 17.516 229%
Fairway 19.928 11.753 31.681 18.124 234%
Westwood 21.306 11.753 33.059 19.502 244%
Mission Hills 22.770 11.753 33.523 20.966 255%
Bonner Springs 39.599 38.403 24.846 283%
Spring Hill 39.935 39.599 26.042 292%
Roeland Park 28.533 11.753 40.286 26.729 297%
Westwood Hills 27.935 11.753 39.688 26.131 293%

This information supports 2019 budget numbers.

First Class City Tax Rates
City 2017 Population Mill Levy Rate Difference from OP
Overland Park 188,966 13.565 0
Leawood 34,565 24.517 10.952
Olathe 135,473 24.7 11.135
Salina 47,336 26.129 12.564
Shawnee 65,194 26.614 13.049
Leavenworth 36,154 29.526 15.961
Prairie Village* 21,805 31.071 17.506
Lenexa 52,903 31.832 18.267
Garden City 26,747 32.436 18.871
Wichita 389,902 32.667 19.102
Lawrence 95,358 33.279 19.714
Topeka 126,808 39.92 26.355
Kansas City 151,709 40.003 26.438
Emporia 24,816 42.575 29.01
Hutchinson 41,310 44.123 30.558
Coffeyville 9,539 46.974 33.409
Junction City 24,180 48.095 34.53
Fort Scott 7,773 48.195 34.63
Manhattan 54,983 48.357 34.792
Dodge City 27,453 48.755 35.19
Pittsburg 20,366 51.467 37.902
Liberal 20,350 51.795 38.23
Atchison 10,679 53.959 40.394
Parsons 9,906 54.714 41.149
Newton 19,105 60.326 46.761

This information comes from the League of Kansas Municipalities and supports 2018 budget numbers.