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Budget and Financial Planning

Phone: 913-715-0605

111 S Cherry, Suite 2300, Olathe, KS 66061

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Budget Basics

Where your property tax dollar goes

Although your property tax check is paid to Johnson County, only about 16 cents or 1/6th of every property dollar actually goes to County Government. The County collects the money as a function of the Johnson County Treasurer's Office. The greater portion is disbursed to schools, cities, and the county's six townships, and special taxing districts, including for fire services, libraries and county parks.

Schools (58 cents)

In FY 2013, 58 cents of each property tax dollar collected in Johnson County were distributed from the county to the state as part of its legislative funding formula to support Johnson County public schools in the Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission, Olathe, De Soto, Spring Hill, Gardner-Edgerton school districts.

County Government (14 cents)

In FY 2013, 14 cents of each property tax dollar collected in Johnson County is provided to revenue for County Government.

Cities and Townships (16 cents)

In FY 2013, 16 cents of each property tax dollar collected in Johnson County were distributed as a funding source to the 20 cities in Johnson County and six townships.

Libraries and Parks (4 cents)

In FY 2013, four cents of each property tax dollar collected in Johnson County were distributed to fund Johnson County Library and Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Each received roughly two cents each in the annual property tax distribution.

Special Assessments (5 cents)

In FY 2013, a nickel of each property tax dollar collected in Johnson County was used to fund special assessments such as new streets, curbs and gutters, mowing charges or sewers.

Special Districts (2 cents)

In FY 2013, two cents of each property tax dollar collected in Johnson County were distributed to cemeteries, drainage, fire, and recreation districts in the unincorporated areas of the county.

State (1 cent)

In FY 2013, a penny of each property tax dollar collected in Johnson County went to the State of Kansas as a funding source.