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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.