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 Westbrooke Green at 75th Street and Quivira (additional 1.5 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%.

2024 Property Tax (Mill Levy) Total

The total mill levy for City of Shawnee residents is comprised of several taxing authorities. This also includes one of the three school districts that are also in the city boundaries of Shawnee. The total mill levy for an individual property depends on the school district a property is in and is calculated by combining the school district mill levy plus the subtotal below:

School District* Mill Levy
Shawnee Mission (USD #512) 50.822
De Soto Schools (USD #232) 61.042
Olathe Schools (USD #233) 63.482

* 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. See Assessed Valuation and Mill Levy section below for the breakout

By Taxing Entity
City of Shawnee 23.048
State of Kansas 1.500
Johnson County 17.526
Jo Co Library 3.812
Jo Co Park & Recreation 3.022
Jo Co Community College 8.131
Subtotal 57.039

2024 Assessed Valuation & Mill Levy of the City and School Districts
Authority   Assessed Valuation  Type  Mill Levy
 City of Shawnee  $1,332,502,110    23.048
 Shawnee Mission #512  $5,527,518,707  Unified  23.38
     School General  20.000
     Bond  7.442
 De Soto USD #232  $833,115,345  Unified  23.281
     School General  20.000
     Bond  17.761
 Olathe #233 $3,455,620,905 Unified  28.974
    School General  20.000 
    Bond  14.508 
NOTE: The total mill levy may vary slightly if a property is also located in a cemetery district or other supplemental taxing unit.
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 Taxation, Treasurer, and Motor Vehicle or Johnson County Appraiser.