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.

As of January 1, 2023, certain foods are subject to reduced sales tax rates. For additional information, see the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Publication KS-1223 or contact the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Property Tax

Overland Park’s property tax rate is 14.525 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

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 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.

 

2023 Mills for 2024 Budget
City of Overland Park 14.525
Johnson County 17.526
Johnson County Parks & Recreation 3.022
Johnson County Library 3.812
Johnson County Community College 8.131
School Districts
Blue Valley
Olathe
Shawnee Mission
Spring Hill
53.758
63.482
50.822
67.446
Recreation Commissions:
Blue Valley
Spring Hill
2.989
3.050
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 14.525 mills.

Example: The same home’s assessed value is multiplied by 14.525 mills. $34,500/$1,000 x 14.573 = $501.11. 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 $3,359 and $4,086.

Overland Park’s portion of the overall tax bill is approximately 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 14.573 14.573 0 100%
Lake Quivira 16.927 16.927 2.354 116%
Gardner 18.699 18.699 4.126 128%
De Soto 20.905 20.905 6.332 143%
Shawnee 24.047 24.047 9.474 165%
Leawood 24.077 24.077 9.504 165%
Olathe 24.241 24.241 9.668 166%
Mission Woods 15.028 10.477 25.505 10.932 175%
Mission 16.374 10.477 26.851 12.278 184%
Merriam 27.665 27.665 13.092 190%
Lenexa 28.122 28.122 13.549 193%
Prairie Village 18.309 10.477 28.786 14.213 198%
Edgerton 29.674 29.674 15.101 204%
Fairway 19.930 10.477 30.407 15.834 209%
Westwood 21.198 10.477 31.675 17.102 217%
Mission Hills 22.765 10.477 33.242 18.669 228%
Spring Hill 35.977 35.977 21.404 247%
Westwood Hills 25.862 10.477 36.399 21.766 249%
Roeland Park 27.663 10.477 38.140 23.567 262%
Bonner Springs 41.876 41.876 27.303 287%

This information supports 2023 budget numbers.

First Class City Tax Rates

Wichita395,69929.36814.795

City 2021 Population Mill Levy Rate Difference from OP
Overland Park 197,106 14.573 0
Atchinson 10,694 54.374 39.801
Coffeyville 8,847 52.791 38.218
Derby 25,847 46.978 32.405
Dodge City 27,690 43.448 28.875
Emporia 24,009 44.426 29.853
Fort Scott 7,513 45.241 30.668
Garden City 27,856 23.805 23.805
Hutchinson 39,712 41.555 26.982
Junction City 22,429 48.311 33.738
Kansas City 154,545 38.477 23.904
Lawrence 95,256 33.207 18.634
Leavenworth 37,176 28.327 13.754
Leawood 33,743 24.077 9.504
Lenexa 58,388 28.122 13.549
Liberal 19,640 55.635 41.062
Manhattan 54,763 52.154 37.581
Newton 18,433 70.383 55.810
Olathe 143,014 24.012 9.439
Parsons 9,479 58.112 43.539
Pittsburg 20,738 50.896 36.323
Prairie Village* 22,878 28.786 14.213
Salina 46,481 30.348 15.775
Shawnee 67,511 24.047 9.474
Topeka 125,963 38.963 24.390

This information comes from the League of Kansas Municipalities and supports 2023 budget numbers.

*Includes fire service levy of 10.477 mills.