Taxes

The City of Spring Hill generates revenue through sales tax, property taxes, franchise fees and other miscellaneous sources to maintain its operating budget, approved each August by the City Council. Only some of the taxes and fees that Spring Hill residents pay are controlled by the City Council. Others are mandated or collected by the Johnson County, Miami County, and the State of Kansas.

Sales Tax


Sales tax makes up a large portion of the annual revenue relied upon to operate city government. With the city being located in two counties, the sales tax rates vary slightly.

Spring Hill - Johnson County


Taxing Authority Sales Tax Amount
State of Kansas 6.5%
Johnson County 1.475%
City of Spring Hill 1.5%
Total Sales Tax 9.475%

Spring Hill - Miami County


Taxing Authority Sales Tax Amount
State of Kansas 6.5%
Miami County 1.5%
City of Spring Hill 1.5%
Total Sales Tax 9.5%

Property Taxes


Property taxes are imposed by states, counties, cities and/or other taxing entities on both real and personal property. Property taxes are also known as ad valorem. One mill is equivalent to $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.

Residential property tax is calculated by multiplying the assessed valuation of a home (11.5% of its fair market value) by the overall mill levy, and then dividing by 1,000. Commercial property tax is calculated by multiplying the assessed valuation of a commercial property (25% of its fair market value) by the overall mill levy, and then dividing by 1,000.

Total mill levies are a combination of many taxing entities, but the City of Spring Hill’s mill levy is 38.862 in the city’s contract fire area and 26.562 in the Johnson County fire district area.

To Calculate Property Taxes


The appraised property value is multiplied by 11.5 percent for residential property or 25 percent for commercial/industrial property to determine the assessed property value:

Example: A house appraised at $200,000 would have an assessed value of $23,000
($250,000 x 11.5 percent)

The assessed value is then multiplied by the mills to arrive at the total property tax amount. Spring Hill’s 2015 mill rate is 38.862 mills.

Example: Spring Hill’s property tax on a $200,000 house would be $893.83
($23,000/1,000 x 38.862 mills)

Spring Hill's property tax is around 25 percent of total property taxes.


Johnson County Mill Levy 


Taxing Authority Mill Levy
USD 230  63.948
City of Spring Hill (No Fire)  26.580
Johnson County (including parks)  22.692
Fire District  18.608
Johnson County Community College    9.473
Johnson County Library    3.915
Recreation Commission    3.050
State of Kansas    1.500
Total Mill Levy 149.76

Miami County Mill Levy


Taxing Authority Mill Levy
USD 230  63.948
Miami County  49.452
City of Spring Hill  38.860
Recreation Commission    3.050
State of Kansas    1.500
Library    1.378
Miami County Marais des Cygnes Ext. Dist #16      .749
Total Mill Levy158.937 158.937

Visit the Johnson County Treasurer or Miami County Treasurer websites for more information on your tax bill.

Franchise Fees


Franchise fees/taxes are collected from electric, gas, telephone and cable service providers operating within the City limits for the use of public right-of-way and property easements.

These franchise fees help offset the City’s general operation costs and the need for additional property taxes.

Franchise fees are legally authorized by the Kansas State Legislature.

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) regulates electric, gas, telephone and cable providers.

Excise Tax


Excise tax is revenue generated from the platting of property for the purpose of future infrastructure improvements due to increase in population.

Calculations are dependent upon the platting process. For more information, contact Community Development at (913) 592-3657.