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
    6.150%
    Johnson County
    0.500%
    County Law Enforcement
    0.250%
    County Stormwater
    0.100%
    Public Safety (formerly School District Tax)
    0.250%
    Research Triangle (county-wide tax)
    0.125%
    *City of Shawnee
    1.000%
    Shawnee Parks and Pipes
    0.125%
    Shawnee Public Safety
    0.125%
* 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.


2012 Property Tax (Mill Levy) Total:

The City of Shawnee has a low property tax rate. The mill levy for the City of Shawnee is 24.914. 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
Total Mill Levy
Shawnee Mission
113.628
DeSoto
140.124
Olathe
127.480

By taxing entity
City of Shawnee
24.914
State of Kansas
1.500
Johnson County
17.17
Jo Co Library
3.149
Jo Co Park & Recreation
2.344
Jo Co Community College
8.785

Subtotal
57.862
Shawnee Mission (USD #512) *
56.135
DeSoto Schools (USD #232)
82.262
Olathe Schools (USD #233)
69.618

    * 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
2012
$672,809,103
24.914



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.

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