The Johnson County Board of Commissioners on Thursday adopted a $815.1 million budget for the 2013 fiscal year, holding the property tax rate at 23.118 mills. The county’s mill levy — the tax rate assessed to property — has been steady since 2007.
The county provided the following summary of what the tax rate means to county taxpayers.
Johnson County Government’s new budget reflects a general lowering of appraised property values in Johnson County because of the lingering economic downturn. The average home in Johnson County was valued at $238,000 in 2013; the average residential property appraised value in the FY 2012 Budget was set at $242,000.
The new budget projects that the owner of the average home in Johnson County, valued at $238,000, would pay approximately $635, or roughly $52.92 per month for the county’s portion of their property tax bill. For the FY 2012 budget, the average home of $242,000 paid approximately $53.92 a month in property taxes or about $647 in total…
The calculations are only for Johnson County Government and do not include other taxing entities, such as the state of Kansas, cities, or school districts.