Sedgwick County...working for you

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  • Interim Chief Financial Officer Lindsay Poe Rousseau

    Lindsay Poe Rousseau
    Chief Financial Officer

    525 N. Main, Suite 823
    Wichita, KS 67203
    p. 316.660.7591

  • Economic Development

My Local Taxes –
how are they used?

Your Sedgwick County Tax Bill

If you own a home, land or business in Sedgwick County, you receive a “Sedgwick County Property Tax Bill” from the Treasurer – some of you may pay your half-payments in full, in May and December; others pay their tax bill as part of their mortgage payments each month.

However, just because you pay your property taxes TO Sedgwick County does NOT mean Sedgwick County keeps all that money. Instead, only about 25 cents out of every dollar goes to fund County services. The remainder goes to the state, cities, school districts, townships or other special districts based on your property address.

To help you understand more about how your total property taxes are used, we have developed a quick way for you to see where the dollars go to support different government jurisdictions, and how the Sedgwick County portion is used for county services. On the “My Local Taxes” application, you will find two sources of information: Your Total Taxes by Jurisdiction and your Sedgwick County Taxes at Work. And, all you need is your address to find out!

MY LOCAL TAXES Breakdown

CLICK HERE to go to the Sedgwick County “My Local Taxes” application, to get your personalized breakdown of “Total Taxes by Jurisdiction” and “Sedgwick County Taxes At Work.” All you need is your property address to proceed!

 

Sedgwick County Open Budget

Property Tax Revenues by Activity

For more information on how your tax dollars are used, visit Sedgwick County’s Open Budget to see our plans for spending and income, and how those plans compare to actual income and expense amounts. This information is updated every Monday morning.

 

Total Taxes by Jurisdiction

There are 107 taxing jurisdictions in Sedgwick County. The largest portion of your tax payment will go to: school district; city (if you live within one of the 20 cities in Sedgwick County); county; state, and other special districts (townships if you live in the unincorporated areas).

Historically, Sedgwick County has maintained one of the lowest property tax rates in comparison to the other 104 counties in the State. In the funding of the 2017 budget, Sedgwick County’s property tax levy of 29.393 mills was the second lowest metropolitan county, only behind Johnson County.

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General Government includes legislative, executive, financial administration, law, personnel administration, elections, facility operations, information technology, and planning & zoning functions.

Bond & Interest includes payment of principal, interest and debt issuance cost.

Public Safety includes public safety administration, law enforcement, corrections, protective inspection, fire protection, EMS, emergency communications, civil preparedness and judicial functions.

Public Works includes road & bridges, storm drainage, waste disposal, weed control, and environmental resources functions.

Human Services includes mental health, public health, aging assistance, general assistance, and animal control functions.

Culture & Recreation includes parks, fairs & livestock, museums, and zoo functions.

Community Development includes education, economic development, & housing functions.

From roads to the jail to the zoo, Sedgwick County is working for you!




Sedgwick County...working for you

The Mission of Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and healthy environment.