The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has mailed 199,635 real estate and 22,054 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The first half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Monday, December 21, 2015, and the second half taxes are due on or before Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The real estate tax statement contains a comparison section between this year’s and last year’s tax breakdown. If the taxes are paid by the mortgage company, the statement will say “THIS IS NOT A TAX BILL” at the bottom. For those taxpayers that pay their statements directly, there will be a return payment stub at the bottom of the statement
Taxpayers have several convenient options to pay their taxes:
- Online - Through our website, www.jocogov.org, tax payments may be submitted electronically using our eCheck option for only $1 per transaction, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) for a 2.4% fee per transaction.
- By Mail – Taxpayers can mail a check along with the payment stub to PO Box 2902, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.
- In Person - Taxpayers can make a payment at our office location, 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1500 in Olathe. Forms of payment accepted at our office include cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card (payment by credit/debit card includes an additional 2.4% service fee).
There are many other services on our website that may be helpful this tax season. Taxpayers may view an electronic version of their tax statement and print off tax receipts once their payment has been processed. They may also find important Tax Forms and get many questions answered through our Frequent Questions page.
Some property owners will note that their taxes were affected by mill levy increases for Johnson County (1.8 mills), Johnson County Library (.75) and Johnson County Park & Recreation District (.75) taxing districts. For the first time in a decade, the Board of County Commissioners increased the mill levy for the 2016 budget to help maintain and improve county services. We have information about the increase available in this FAQ.
It’s important to note that property values in Johnson County increased 5.9% which also accounts for some of the tax increases. Additionally, changes in other taxing districts may also affect the overall property tax bill.