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 14.578 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.

 

2021 Mills for 2022 Budget
City of Overland Park 14.578
Johnson County 18.564
Johnson County Parks & Recreation 3.096
Johnson County Library 3.908
Johnson County Community College 9.110
School Districts
Blue Valley
Olathe
Shawnee Mission
Spring Hill
58.967
68.282
51.667
67.534
Recreation Commissions:
Blue Valley
Spring Hill
2.216
3.038
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 14.578 mills.

Example: The same home’s assessed value is multiplied by 14.578 mills. $34,500/$1,000 x 14.578 = $502.94. 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 $3,488 and $4,140.

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 14.578 14.578 0 100%
Lake Quivira 17.226 17.226 2.648 118%
Gardner 19.854 19.854 5.276 136%
De Soto 22.402 22.402 7.824 154%
Olathe 24.458 24.458 9.880 168%
Leawood 24.076 24.076 9.498 165%
Shawnee 26.004 26.004 11.426 178%
Mission Woods 15.576 10.775 26.351 11.773 181%
Merriam 27.665 27.665 13.087 190%
Mission 16.369 10.775 27.144 12.566 186%
Lenexa 29.102 29.102 14.524 200%
Edgerton 29.913 29.913 15.335 205%
Prairie Village 19.322 10.775 30.097 15.519 206%
Fairway 19.854 10.775 30.629 16.051 210%
Westwood 21.197 10.775 31.972 17.394 219%
Mission Hills 22.763 10.775 33.538 18.960 230%
Bonner Springs 42.891 42.891 28.313 294%
Spring Hill 26.288 26.288 11.710 180%
Roeland Park 28.547 10.775 39.322 24.744 270%
Westwood Hills 26.602 10.775 37.377 22.799 256%

This information supports 2022 budget numbers.

First Class City Tax Rates
City 2021 Population Mill Levy Rate Difference from OP
Overland Park 197,381 14.578 0
Leawood 34,669 24.076 9.498
Olathe 141,665 24.285 9.707
Salina 46,274 30.452 15.874
Shawnee 66,298 26.004 11.426
Leavenworth 35,934 29.332 14.754
Prairie Village* 22,315 30.097 15.519
Lenexa 56,156 29.102 14.524
Garden City 26,003 38.512 23.934
Wichita 391,731 31.679 17.101
Lawrence 98,448 33.290 18.712
Topeka 124,558 39.939 25.361
Kansas City 152,727 38.482 23.904
Emporia 24,502 42.800 28.222
Hutchinson 40,209 44.492 29.914
Coffeyville 9,169 53.129 38.551
Junction City 21,862 48.328 33.750
Fort Scott 7,648 46.978 32.400
Manhattan 54,944 52.143 37.565
Dodge City 26,687 43.859 29.281
Pittsburg 19,968 51.636 37.058
Liberal 18,821 52.552 37.974
Atchison 10,427 57.928 43.350
Parsons 9,463 56.715 42.137
Newton 18,744 62.506 47.928

This information comes from the League of Kansas Municipalities and supports 2022 budget numbers.

*Includes fire service levy of 10.775 mills.