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How to Pay Your Tax Bill

  • Sample Personal Property Bill
  • Sample Real Estate Bill
  • Please be certain this tax statement covers your property. Johnson County is not responsible if taxes are paid on the wrong property.
  • Full year tax is owed on all Personal Property owned as of Jan. 1, 2015. Kansas law makes no provision for pro-ration. (Except trucks over 16,000 lbs. and types of watercraft)
  • First half taxes are due on or before Dec. 21, 2015. If first half taxes are not paid by this date, the full amount, including interest becomes due (for personal property only, not real estate). Second half taxes are due on or before May 10, 2016. If taxes are not paid by the due dates, interest of 4% per annum will be added as provided by law. On delinquent taxes exceeding $10,000, interest will be charged at a rate of 10% per annum.
  • Make checks payable to the Johnson County Treasurer. Please write your bill number on the check. You will receive a receipt by mail.
  • Pay online with a check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. You will need your property number and bill number to make a payment. There is a $1.00 charge for each eCheck transaction. There will be a service fee of 2.4% charged for each credit card transaction.
  • Payments received in our office can be made with personal check, cashier's check, or money order. Cash payments can only be made in person at the Treasurer's Office. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover for an additional service fee of 2.4%.
  • Please forward your bill to your mortgage company, if they are responsible for payment.
  • Prior year delinquent taxes must be paid before current year taxes, and the most delinquent year must be paid first (Personal Property taxes only). Your current year payment will be applied to any delinquent personal property tax on your account. We may choose to return your payment if the outstanding tax is excessive.
  • When paying Real Estate taxes, the current tax, or the most recent delinquent year must be paid first.
  • Partial payments on taxes will not be accepted.
  • Payment is not required if Personal Property (Not Real Estate) taxes are less than $5.00.
  • There will be a $30.00 service charge per each returned check.
  • If you wish to protest your taxes, Complete the tax protest form and FILE A COPY WITH THE COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 20 WITH YOUR PAYMENT. (If at least one-half (1/2) of the taxes are paid by an escrow agent, a protest of the taxes must be filed no later than the following January 31.) If taxes are paid after these deadlines, any protest of the taxes must be filed at the time the taxes are paid.
  • If you need to change your mailing address, click here, or fill out the address change section on the remittance portion of your bill and return with your payment in the enclosed envelope.

Mortgage & Title Companies

Taxing Services

If you are a mortgage company, title company, or taxing service and you did not receive a tax bill for a parcel or parcels you are paying on, please print off a bill from our View/Pay Bill service and send it in with the appropriate payment amount. The Johnson County Treasurer can electronically process this bill. If you do not send in this bill or the original bill with your tax payment, but choose instead to send a self-generated (memo) bill or no bill at all, the County Treasurer will charge a $5 per parcel duplicate bill fee to cover administrative costs.

Fee Policy

Tax Verification, Duplicate Bills, & Payment Errors

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department fee schedule per parcel will be as follows:

  • Tax Verification = $5.00
  • Duplicate Bills = $5.00
  • Payment Error = $50.00

We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but this fee increase is needed to help offset additional administrative expenses caused by the overwhelming number of requests for tax information, as well as the research time needed to correct erroneous payments.

Accessing tax information through one of the following methods can mitigate or eliminate these fees:

  • Our Internet Web Site, through the View/Pay Tax Bill service, provides an Internet Tax Bill for the annual tax amount of each parcel. The bill will reflect payments of taxes (allow 24 hours for payment to post) and show the balance due. It will also reflect any changes in the tax amount due to any supplemental taxes, or any abatement of taxes. This bill includes any applicable interest and fees that may have accrued. The online tax bill is designed to be processed by our lockbox processing service.
  • Use of public access terminals available in the Records and Tax Administration office in the Johnson County Administration building. These terminals allow access to the most current tax information available. They will assist anyone wishing to learn how to access tax information via these terminals.

Should you decide not to utilize these alternatives, we ask that you e-mail or fax your tax verification or duplicate bill requests to the Treasurer’s Office. You can reach us via email by clicking here. Please be specific as to the type of information you want verified for each parcel. We will only be responsible for returning the requested tax information based on the original information sent to our office. The Treasurer’s Office will send you an invoice detailing type of charge and number of parcels requested at the end of each month.

If you have any questions regarding these fees or would like more information about the alternatives available, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at (913) 715-2600.

Mortgage Company Payments

Options for paying real estate tax

  • Half payment of tax is due on or before December 20th of the current year.

Utilizing half payment

  • The first half is due on or before December 20th of the current year.
  • The second half is due on or before May 10th of the following year.

Notice of past due taxes

  • Past due notices are sent to the homeowner, not to the escrow agent.

Lending agents utilizing taxing services

  • Lending agents sometimes use taxing services that pay by an electronic tape. Therefore, if you receive a tax bill, your lending agent needs to update the information to their taxing service or the Treasurer's Office. If the mortgage is paid off or refinanced, it is the mortgage company's responsibility to notify the Treasurer's office.
  • All requests for first half tax bills have to be received by the Treasurer's office no later than September 30th of the current year, in order to print real estate tax bills and mail in November of the current year. Second half tax bill requests must be made no later than March 1st in order to be mailed out in April.

Property Tax Forms

Open Records & Archives

Records up to 5 years old, including the current tax roll, are available in the Johnson County Treasurer's Office at 111 South Cherry Street, Suite 1500, Olathe, KS from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Records older than 5 years are archived and due to age, deterioration, and off site storage, must be researched by our personnel. Three business days are required for research. If a request cannot be done in three business days a written explanation will be sent with an estimated date it can be completed. Pursuant to K.S.A. 45-219, requesters are responsible for payment of costs incurred by the County in providing access to or furnishing copies of public records. These fees are indicated on the form below.

Examples of public records maintained by the Treasurer's Office*:

  • Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Rolls
  • Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Payments
  • Tax Distribution Records

*If you are looking for public records including Mortgages and Deeds, please visit the Records and Tax Administration website to submit a request.

Associated Documents:

Refund Requests

If your company has made a duplicate payment or an erroneous payment on a parcel and you are requesting a refund, please fill out the associated Refund Request Form and return to us via fax or mail. We can only refund those payments made in the current tax year, and not from prior years. We cannot process duplicate payment refunds on the first half, once the second half tax statements are mailed.

It is the policy of the Johnson County Treasurer’s Office to refund any overpayments that come via an electronic tape payment directly back to the remitter (i.e. tax servicing company; not necessarily the mortgage company). If an overpayment comes in our office via company check; that check will be rejected and returned to sender/remitter.

Associated Documents

Tax Protests

  • If you have not had a meeting with the County Appraiser on the valuation of your property for the same tax year, you can file a protest. Protest forms are available from the County Treasurer or you can print the associated form.
  • Contact your County Treasurer's office to request the protest forms (or print them from the associated documents). Please read and follow the instructions carefully for a successful appeal. NOTE: If the protest form is received in the Treasurer's office unsigned the protest will be considered invalid and will be returned to you. The delay may jeopardize your chances for a hearing.
  • Complete the tax protest form and file a copy with the County Treasurer's Office after November 1st and on or before December 20th with your payment. (If at least one-half (1/2) of the taxes are paid by an escrow agent, a protest of the taxes must be filed no later than the following January 31.) If taxes are paid after these deadlines, any protest of the taxes must be filed at the time the taxes are paid.
  • The protest form can be submitted through fax to 913-791-5360, as long as it is sent in by the first half and second half deadlines given in step 3 above. After those deadlines, please fill out the form online and print a copy to mail with your payment.
  • You must keep a copy of the protest form. You will need to use this form to file the protest with the Board of Tax Appeals if you are not satisfied with the County's decision.
  • The County Appraiser will contact you to schedule an informal meeting after the County Treasurer forwards your protest form to the Appraiser. If you are filing a protest on the basis of an illegal tax levy, an Appendix must be completed and attached to the protest form. Those protest forms will be mailed by the Treasurer to the State Board of Tax Appeals. No informal hearing will be held with the Appraiser in the case of illegal tax levy protests.
  • If you are successful in your appeal and your paid taxes are reduced, a refund will be issued upon the Treasurer receiving a correction from the County Appraiser's office. If there is still a second half balance due, that amount will be reduced and no refund will be made.

Associated Documents:

Change of Address

The Change of Address Form can be used to request address changes on Real Estate (houses, land) or Personal Property (mobile homes, watercraft, heavy trucks, trailers). This form should not be used to request address changes for motor vehicle registrations.

Click here to open the Change of Address Form

Real Estate: Frequent Questions

General Questions

  • Homeowners should receive their real estate and personal property tax statements for the current year by the middle part of November.
  • If only the first half of the current year taxes are paid in December, the second half tax statements are mailed out in April.
  • If the full amount was paid in December the taxpayer should not receive a second half statement.

If the homeowner is to receive a statement but does not by the end of November or the middle of April, please contact the Johnson County Treasurer's office at (913) 715-2600 so we can send a duplicate statement and verify billing information.

If a homeowner has an escrow account for their real estate taxes with a mortgage company, the mortgage company should receive the tax statement. If, however, the homeowner does receive the tax statement instead of the mortgage company we ask the homeowner to forward it to their mortgage company so they can pay taxes from the escrow account. We also ask the homeowner to have their current mortgage company notify the Johnson County Treasurer's office so we can get the correct billing information from them.

Please see our Tax Calculation page for this information.

In 2015 and 2016, the interest rate is 4% annually for delinquent taxes less than $10,000. Interest of 10% per annum will be added on delinquent taxes exceeding $10,000.

Yes. You can fill out and submit an address change form online for either your real estate or personal property account. The form will be sent to the appropriate county office for completion. The Treasurer's Office collects address changes, but does not process them. You may continue to receive mail at the old address until the change is complete in our systems.

No. You have to go to one of the Motor Vehicle offices at 6000 Lamar in Mission, or 782 N Ridgeview Road in Olathe.

Real Estate

  • If the homeowner is responsible for paying taxes on a home or other real estate property, the full amount or the half amount can be paid on or before December 20th of that tax year. If the first half is paid the second half of that year's taxes are due on or before May 10th of the following year.
  • Mortgage Companies will typically make half payments, so they will be paying taxes on or before December 20th and on or before May 10th.
  • If the first half of the current year real estate taxes are not paid by December 20th, interest will start accruing December 21st. Homeowners should receive a delinquent real estate tax reminder the first week of January.
  • If the mortgage company was to have paid these taxes, the homeowner must inform them that the Johnson County Treasurer's Office did not receive the payment. If there are any questions, the mortgage company needs to call the Treasurer's office.
  • The homeowner or the mortgage company can pay the first half of the current year taxes with interest up until May 10th. After May 10th, if the first half of the real estate tax has not been paid, the full amount of the current year tax plus interest will become due. If the current year tax has not been paid by the first of August, there will be an additional fee of $15.00 for advertising. Johnson County is required by Kansas State law (KSA79-2303) to publish a list of unpaid real estate taxes. If taxes go unpaid by the first Tuesday in September then taxes will be put on the delinquent tax roll, and it becomes a lien on the real estate.
  • If one wants to pay delinquent years, Kansas State Law (KSA79-2401A) requires that the most current delinquent year be paid first.
    • Example: If a homeowner has taxes owing for 2004, 2005, and 2006 the full amount for 2006 must be paid before payment for the 2005, etc., or the homeowner can pay all the delinquent years at once.

Real estate property taxes three years delinquent are subject to a Tax Foreclosure auction and public sale.

Personal Property

The first half of the personal property taxes are due on or before December 20th. If the taxpayer pays the first half of the personal property taxes in December, the second half is due on or before May 10th of the following year.

  • If the first half of the personal property taxes are not paid by December 20th, the full tax amount plus interest becomes due starting December 21st. Delinquent notices for personal property are sent out the middle of February. If they are not paid, then warrants are issued. Warrants are issued 30 days after notices are mailed. Tax warrants go to the Johnson County Sheriff Delinquent Personal Property Tax Division for collection of delinquent taxes, interest and sheriff fees. Payments are payable to the Johnson County Treasurer.
  • If the taxpayer paid the first half of their personal property on time, the second half of the personal property taxes are due on or before May 10th. If these taxes are not paid by May 10th, interest will begin to accrue.
  • Delinquent personal property tax notices are mailed in June. If they are not paid, tax warrants are issued by the 15th of July. All warrants must be paid at the Johnson County Treasurer's Office.
  • Kansas State Law (KSA 79-2017)* requires delinquent personal property to be advertised in October and a publication fee of $15 will be assessed.
  • *KSA 79-2017: Failure to receive any such tax notice shall not relieve such person, firm or company from any interest and cost.

General Payment Questions

  • You may pay your taxes at the Treasurer's office located at:
    • Johnson County Administration Building
      111 South Cherry Street, Suite 1500
      Olathe, KS 66061
  • You can also pay your taxes online with a credit card or an eCheck.

No. Depending on the time of year, a taxpayer can only make a half or full payment.

For real estate, personal property, warrant tax statements and reminders, make checks payable to Johnson County Treasurer. Please write your bill number on your check.

No. When you are paying your taxes online, you must make your full payment on one credit card or on one checking account. These payments cannot be split.

The Johnson County Treasurer's office uses the option of credit card payments as an optional service to the individual taxpayer.  The merchant costs associated with credit card acceptance cannot be absorbed by the County without tax increases for everyone, therefore the fee is charged separately to customers that choose the online payment option. The fee is remitted to a third party vendor, not Johnson County.

Electronic Payments

Yes. When using a bill-pay service they will typically ask for your account number to identify your property. In this case, please enter your Bill Number so we can match the check with the appropriate property.

Yes. Taxes can be paid online using a check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. The service fee schedule is defined below. Current taxes and tax warrants can be paid online.

No. We do not accept payments by phone.

Online payments will be received and posted by the Treasurer's office on the first business day (excluding weekends and holidays) after the online payment was made. If a receipt is requested, the receipt date will show the Treasurer's posting date, and not the online payment date. Please allow 2-3 business days for the payment to show as posted on your online tax information page. Payments made online on the due dates (i.e. 12/20 and 5/10) are considered timely payments.

No. You can only make payments on the current day at this time.

Yes. Any information submitted online is kept confidential through secure servers and encryption technology utilized by our vendors.

No. A debit card will be charged the same service fee as a credit card.

There is a $30.00 return fee on all eChecks that are returned for insufficient funds. There is a $2.50 return fee on all eChecks that are returned due to incorrect routing or account numbers.

The fee is $1 for all online transactions paid by check.

Walk-In & Mail Payments

Personal checks, money orders, and cashier checks are acceptable mail payments. Do not send cash in the mail.

Cash, personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and credit cards with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover logo are accepted for walk-in payments.  All credit card payments are subject to a service fee of 2.4%.

Johnson County Treasurer
111 South Cherry Street, Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

No. Due to PCI Compliance standards, we cannot accept credit card payments by fax.

For walk-in payments the service fee is 2.4% of your total transaction amount.

Tax Calculation

Residential Real Estate Property over $20,000 in appraised value

  • Properties valued less than $20,000 receive a school general credit determined by the assessed value and the school general mill rate.
  • Assessed Value * Mill Levy + Non Mill Levy Tax (Special Assessments/Intangibles) - School General Credit = Tax Due
  • Example: 3,162 * .156071 (156.071) + 89.00 - 46.00 = $536.50

Non-Residential Property without any Special Assessments or Intangible Tax

  • Assessed Value * Mill Levy = Tax Due
  • Example: 2,294 * .094783 (94.783) = $217.44

Non-Residential Property with Special Assessments or Intangible Tax

  • Non-residential properties do not receive the school general credit.
  • Assessed Value * Mill Levy + Non Mill Levy Tax (Special Assessments/Intangibles) = Tax Due
  • Example: 5,000 * .116041 (116.041) + 1,068.00 = $1,648.21

*A mill is a monetary unit equal to 1/1000 of a US dollar. One mill on a $1,000 assessed value will raise $1.00 in taxes. A mill levy of 156.071 should be represented by .156071 when using the above calculations.

The Records and Tax Administration computes the mill levies for each local taxing authority by dividing the portion of the taxing authority's budget that is property tax funded by the taxable assessed value in the taxing authority's service area.

For more information on mill levies, please contact the Records and Tax Administration at (913) 715-0775 or visit their website.

Valuation & Taxation

Three Johnson County offices; the Appraiser, Records & Tax Administration (RTA) and Treasury and Financial Management are actively involved in the yearly taxation calendar. These offices are essential to three important functions: valuation of property, calculation of taxes and rates (mill levies), and the collection of taxes. This pamphlet, titled 'Valuation & Taxation - Putting the Pieces Together' is intended to assist you with a better understanding of the valuation, appeal and taxation process provided by the State of Kansas Statutes.

Tax Bill Collecting

Tax Bills are mailed in mid November. The first half of taxes is due on or before December 20th. If the first half is not paid by then, it begins to accrue interest.

If the first half is paid on or before December 20th, the second half will be due on or before May 10th of the following year. Second half tax bills will be mailed out in April.

Property taxes are collected in arrears. For example; the current tax year we are collecting is 2015. The first half is due 12/21/2015* and the second half is due 5/10/2016. The 2016 tax year will not be due until 12/20/2016.

*If the due date falls on a weekend, then the due date becomes the next business day.

Real Estate Taxes

After December 20th and before May 10th, the first half payment plus interest can be paid. If payment is not made on or before May 10th, the full tax plus interest must be paid. There is no longer the option of paying just the first half.

If taxes are due and unpaid for three years, the property is subject to a Tax Foreclosure suit by the County. The property can then be sold at public auction. Anyone that has delinquent real estate taxes in the County cannot bid at these auctions.

Personal Property Taxes

The first half tax must be paid on or before December 20th. After that date, the full amount of Personal Property taxes are due plus interest. Full unpaid personal property taxes are sent to the Sheriff for collection in March. If the first half taxes are paid in December, the second half is due on or before May 10th. Second half unpaid personal property taxes are sent to the Sheriff for collection in July.

View & Pay Tax Bill

Service Fee Schedules for Online Payments*

There will be a service fee charged for any tax payments made online. Pay online by eCheck, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card. All information submitted online will be kept secure. Please read the fee schedule below:

eCheck Fee Online:

  • $1.00 per transaction
  • There will be a $30.00 service charge for each returned eCheck due to insufficient funds.
  • There will be a $2.50 service charge for each returned eCheck due to incorrect routing or account numbers. We do not accept eChecks drawn on Money Market accounts, IRA's, Home Equity checks, or credit card checks. Please verify your routing number and account number with your bank to avoid any returned fees.

Credit/Debit Card Fee Online and In Office:

  • 2.4% of the transaction amount

* If paying online, please allow at least three business days for the account to update online. The Treasurer's Division will show a receipt date of the next business day (excluding weekends and holidays) when an online payment is made. Online payments will be received and posted by the Treasurer's office on the first business day (excluding weekends and holidays) after the online payment was made. If a receipt is requested, the receipt date will show the Treasurer's posting date, and not the online payment date. Please allow 2-3 business days for the payment to show as posted on your online tax information page. Payments made online on the due dates (i.e. 12/20 and 5/10) are considered timely payments.

Information Disclaimer Page

Johnson County makes every effort to produce and publish the most current and accurate information possible. This public information is furnished as a public service. The information must be accepted and used by the recipient with the understanding that the data was developed and collected for the purpose of developing property valuations, using the criteria of fair market value, as required by the State of Kansas. The appraised values are updated each year in November after the current tax year is calculated. The tax information provided is based on the current assessed value. The Appraiser's Office and Treasurer's Office assume no liability whatsoever associated with the use or misuse of such data, and disclaims any representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the data.

Kansas Open Records Act Statement

"No person shall knowingly sell, give or receive, for the purpose of selling or offering for sale, any property or service to persons listed therein, any list of names and addresses contained in, or derived from public records..." K.S.A. 21-3914. Violation of this law is a Class C Misdemeanor and can subject the violator to prosecution and imprisonment up to 30 days and a fine of $500.00. Violators will be reported for prosecution. By accessing this site, the user makes the following certification pursuant to K.S.A. 45-220(c)(2): "the requester does not intend to, and will not: (A) Use any list of names or addresses contained in or derived from the records or information for the purpose of selling or offering for sale any property or service to any person listed or to any person who resides at any address listed; or (B) sell, give or otherwise make available to any person any list of names or addresses contained in or derived from the records or information for the purpose of allowing that person to sell or offer for sale any property or service to any person listed or to any person who resides at any address listed."

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