Lindsay Poe Rousseau
Chief Financial Officer
525 N. Main, Suite 823
Wichita, KS 67203
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!
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!
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.
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.
General Government includes legislative,
executive, financial administration, law, personnel administration,
elections, facility operations, information technology, and planning &
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
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!
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
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