City of Shawnee

Tax Structure

Total State and Local Sales Tax Rate
Sales Tax Breakdown 4/1/17
State of Kansas 6.500%
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%
Shawnee Pavement 0.375%
County Public Safety Sales Tax 0.250%
Total 9.600%

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 new 10-year renewal period for "Parks and Pipes" began on January 1, 2016 and will end on December 31, 2025. 

The pavement sales tax (.375%) went into effect on April 1, 2015 and will end on March 31, 2025.

* 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.

On November 8, 2016 voters in Johnson County approved a ¼ cent, 10 year public safety sales tax to fund a new Johnson County courthouse and coroner facility. The new sales tax went into effect April 1, 2017 and sunset on March 31, 2027. On April 1, 2017 the total state and local sales tax rate in Shawnee increased from 9.35% to 9.6%.

2018 Property Tax (Mill Levy) Total

The mill levy for the City of Shawnee is 26.617. 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 52.427
DeSoto 64.841
Olathe 70.665 By Taxing Entity City of Shawnee 26.617 State of Kansas 1.500 Johnson County 19.024 Jo Co Library 3.901 Jo Co Park & Recreation 3.088 Jo Co Community College 9.266 Subtotal 63.396 Total Mill Levy by School District Shawnee Mission (USD #512) * 115.823 DeSoto Schools (USD #232) 128.237 Olathe Schools (USD #233) 134.061

* 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 2018 $924,327,564 26.617
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.