Public hearing on 2024 proposed budget coming up Aug. 21

2024 Budget

On Monday, Aug. 21, you will have the opportunity to provide your input on Johnson County Government’s proposed fiscal year 2024 budget.

A public hearing will take place at 6 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the County Administration Building, 111 Cherry St. This pertains to Johnson County’s intent to exceed the revenue neutral rate in all three of its taxing jurisdictions – County District, Library District, and Park and Recreation District.

You can preregister online to make in person or virtual comments. Registration will open by 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, and close at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 21. You can also sign up in person starting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. A live broadcast will be available at and on Youtube Live. Currently, due to technical difficulties Closed Captioning is provided on YouTube only.

An additional budget hearing will take place for Fire District No. 2, Fire District No. 2 Bond H and Fire District No. 2 Bond I on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m. during the Board of County Commissioners meeting. 

Public hearings for the budget are required each year. Because the county is intending to exceed the revenue neutral rate, revenue neutral rate hearings are also required. This means that the county’s total property tax revenue is expected to increase.

In early August, the county sent more than 240,000 estimated tax notices to property owners as required by Kansas law. Learn more about the estimated tax notices, which include information on specific property values and taxes.

Following the public hearings, the Board is then scheduled to adopt the final budget on Aug. 31. By state law, Kansas counties must adopt and file by Oct. 1.

The 2024 budget process began in May. County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson presented a proposed version of the budget to the Board on May 18, and the Board then set the maximum proposed budget on June 29.

The proposed budget includes an estimated mill levy of 24.358 mills, a decrease of 0.250 mills. The budget totals $1.79 billion, with the proposed Capital Improvement Program totaling $384.4 million.

Learn more about the proposed 2024 budget at, and see where the county is in the budget process below.

Graphic outlining key dates in the 2024 budget process
Board of County Commissioners
Budget and Financial Planning