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 13.566 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.

2018 Mills for 2019 Budget
City of Overland Park 13.566
Johnson County 19.024
Johnson County Parks & Recreation 3.088
Johnson County Library 3.901
Johnson County Community College 9.266
School Districts:
Blue Valley
Olathe
Shawnee Mission
Spring Hill
67.198
70.665
54.427
66.221
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 13.566 mills.

Example: The same home’s assessed value is multiplied by 13.566 mills. $34,500/$1,000 x 13.566 = $468.03. 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 $3614.64 and $4174.85.

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 13.566 13.566 0 100%
Lake Quivira 17.277 17.277 3.711 127%
Gardner 20.72 20.72 7.154 153%
De Soto 24.392 24.392 10.826 180%
Olathe 24.406 24.406 10.84 180%
Leawood 24.524 24.524 10.958 181%
Shawnee 26.617 26.617 13.051 196%
Mission Woods 15.402 11.75 27.152 13.586 200%
Merriam 27.88 27.88 14.314 206%
Mission 17.878 11.75 29.628 16.062 218%
Lenexa 29.909 29.909 16.343 220%
Edgerton 29.919 29.919 16.353 221%
Prairie Village 19.314 11.75 31.064 17.498 229%
Fairway 19.917 11.75 31.667 18.101 233%
Westwood 21.307 11.75 33.057 19.491 244%
Mission Hills 21.962 11.75 33.712 20.146 249%
Bonner Springs 38.322 38.322 24.756 282%
Spring Hill 39.82 39.82 26.254 294%
Roeland Park 28.531 11.75 40.281 26.715 297%
Westwood Hills 29.321 11.75 41.071 27.505 303%

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.