The Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2024 fiscal year budget on Aug. 31, 2023.
The adopted budget includes an estimated mill levy of 24.319 mills, a decrease of 0.250 mills. This is comprised of the County Taxing District at 17.495 mills, Library Taxing District at 3.808 mills, and the Park and Recreation Taxing District at 3.016 mills.
The adopted budget totals $1.79 billion, with the proposed Capital Improvement Program totaling $376.8 million.
Timeline of the Budget Process
Development of the fiscal year budget takes place from January-August. The County Manager and Budget and Financial Planning staff present a proposed version of the budget to the Board in May.
The budget is later modified after a series of work sessions by the Board. This is followed by a public hearing in August, then the Board’s adoption of the final budget.
Here's a timeline of key dates leading up to adoption of the 2024 fiscal year budget:
- May 18: Proposed budget overview
- May 25-June 15: Board sessions to review proposed budget
- June 22: Budget Open House (Downtown Olathe)
- June 22-23: Board budget deliberations
- June 27: Budget Open House (Mission)
- June 29: Board sets max expenditure budget
- Aug. 21: Public hearing and revenue neutral rate hearing
- Aug. 31: Formal adoption of budget
Budget Open Houses
The county hosted two open house events for the public to learn about the proposed 2024 budget and provide informal feedback. The open houses took place in different parts of the county:
- June 22 at the County Administration Building (111 S. Cherry St., Olathe)
- June 27 at Northeast Offices (6000 Lamar Ave., Mission)
View budget information featured at the open houses below.
Public hearings for the budget are required each year. If the county is to exceed the revenue neutral rate, a revenue neutral rate hearing is also required. This means that the county’s property tax revenue is to increase – even if the mill levy rate goes down.
If the county intends to exceed the revenue neutral rate in a given year, an estimated tax notice would be mailed to property owners with this information. You can learn more on our estimated tax notice webpage.