Overland Park is committed to effective municipal governance, maintaining the City's high quality of life, and responsible fiscal stewardship.
In August 2017, the Overland Park City Council adopted a $292.2 million budget for fiscal year 2018. The budget continues to reflect the community's priorities and values through funding the services, programs and projects that help maintain the community's vibrancy. The city prides itself on retaining a conservative fiscal approach and strives to balance service enhancements with long-term fiscal sustainability. The budget is the product of a deliberate, focused effort to meet the challenges of increasing costs and community needs.
The 2018 Budget includes allocations for operating, maintenance and capital expenditures, revenue projections for 2018 and updates to the 2018-2022 Capital Improvements and Maintenance Programs.
Reflecting the strong economic condition of the community and the City's stable fiscal position, the Overland Park City Council voted to reduce the City's property tax rate for 2018. At a projected 13.550 mills, Overland Park's tax rate remains significantly lower than the property tax rates of similar adjacent communities.
The 2018 budget focuses on priorities identified by both our community and the City Council, including enhancing public safety, maintaining streets, preserving neighborhoods, and supporting the desired quality of life.