The current budget, the 2023 fiscal year budget, runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2023.
The Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2023 budget on Sept. 1, 2022. County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson initially presented the proposed 2023 budget to the BOCC on May 12, 2022.
The budget includes an estimated mill levy of 24.568 mills, a decrease of nearly one mill. This is comprised of the County Taxing District at 17.744 mills, Library Taxing District at 3.808 mills, and the Park and Recreation Taxing District at 3.016 mills.
The 2023 County Taxing District mill levy of 17.744 mills would be that taxing district’s lowest mill levy rate since 2014. The budget totals $1.65 billion, with the proposed Capital Improvement Program totaling $264 million.
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Where your property tax dollars go
Although your property tax check is paid to Johnson County, only about 15 cents of every property dollar actually go 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: 55.8%
- Cities and Townships: 17.1%
- County Government: 15.4%
- Special Assessments: 2.9%
- Library: 2.6%
- Park and Recreation: 2.6%
- Special Districts: 2.4%
- State: 1.2%
How the county spends its budget
The county's 2023 budget totals $1.65 million, with $1.16 of this going toward expenditures and $488 million going into reserves. Here's a breakdown of expenditures:
- Infrastructure: 32.39%
- Public Safety, Judicial and Emergency Services: 25.65%
- Support Services: 18.31%
- Culture & Recreation: 11.52%
- Health & Human Services: 9.95%
- Records & Taxation: 2%
- Debt Service: 0.17%