Tax Structure
Tax Structure
How to calculate your City Property Tax

State of Kansas Tax Rates Lookup -- look up your sales tax rates by entering your address or zip code.

Total state and local sales tax rate: 8.625%

    Sales Tax Breakdown:

    State of Kansas
    Johnson County
    County Law Enforcement
    County Stormwater
    Public Safety (formerly School District Tax)
    Research Triangle (county-wide tax)
    *City of Shawnee
    Shawnee Parks and Pipes
    Shawnee Public Safety
On November 4, 2014, voters in Shawnee approved two sales tax initiatives in regards to funding future City infrastructure projects. Voters approved a renewal of “Parks and Pipes”, a 1/8 cent citywide sales tax that is specifically designated for building and improving City parks and trails as well as improvements to the stormwater drainage system. On the same ballot, voters also approved a new 10-year, 3/8 cent sales tax that will be specifically used for maintenance and improvements to City streets, curbs, and sidewalks.

The "Parks and Pipes" sales tax (.125%) is already being collected in Shawnee. However, the new 10-year renewal period for "Parks and Pipes" will begin on January 1, 2016 and will end on December 31, 2025.

The new pavement sales tax (.375%) will go into effect on April 1, 2015 and will end on March 31, 2025. Once the new pavement sales tax goes into effect on 4/1/15, the total state and local sales tax rate will be 9.0%.

* The sales tax rate is higher at Ten Quivira Plaza Shopping Center at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Quivira (additional .5 percent) because a Community Improvement District is in effect.

* The sales tax rate is higher at Shawnee Plaza Shopping Center at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Pflumm (additional 1.0 percent) because a Transportation Development District is in effect.

2014 Property Tax (Mill Levy) Total:

The City of Shawnee has a low property tax rate. The mill levy for the City of Shawnee is 24.520. Shawnee is served by three school districts (Shawnee Mission, DeSoto, and Olathe). The total mill levy for an individual property depends on the school district a property is in:

School District
Mill Levy
Shawnee Mission

By taxing entity
City of Shawnee
State of Kansas
Johnson County
Jo Co Library
Jo Co Park & Recreation
Jo Co Community College

Total Mill Levy by School District
Shawnee Mission (USD #512) *
DeSoto Schools (USD #232)
Olathe Schools (USD #233)

* The school district tax is actually divided into three components, with part of the tax assessed only on the appraised value less than $20,000.

NOTE: The total mill levy may vary slightly if a property is also located in a cemetery district or other supplemental taxing unit.

Assessed Valuation & Mill Levy

Tax Year
Assessed Valuation
Ad Valorem Tax Mill Levy

Special Assessment Tax

Shawnee handles special assessments for streets and sidewalks. Affected property owners may at their option pay the assessment in its entirety in one lump sum by a set date or allow the assessment to be put on the property tax rolls and spread over a 10-year period with interest. The City may also issue special assessments for codes enforcement if a property owner fails to cut his lawn after notification by the City and the property is subsequently mowed by the City.

Tax Collection

Johnson County is responsible for collecting all property taxes for the City of Shawnee and for assessing the value of all property. For more information contact the Johnson County Treasurer or Johnson County Appraiser.