Johnson County Commissioners Plan Small Property Tax Rate Hike

Jun 5, 2014

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners has announced that it plans to raise property taxes in the 2015 budget. But, if the increase is implemented, it will be far from staggering.

Board of Commissioners chairman Ed Eilert says the recommended increase likely won’t mean a large burden for homeowners. Under the recommended increase revealed Wednesday, owners of properties valued at $249,000 would pay about $2 more per month. The increase would cover an anticipated $45 million budget shortfall over five years.

“And so, part of the recommended mill levy is to offset that loss of revenue in 2015,” Eilert says.

Even with the increase, Johnson County property owners will still pay the lowest property tax rates of all of Kansas’ 105 counties.