Budget and Finance
Budget and Finance is responsible for maintaining the budgets for all taxing entities within Douglas County including the County, Cities, Townships, Cemeteries, Drainage Districts, and Northeast Kansas Library. The Budget office is also responsible for setting all tax mill levies within Douglas County and the tax abstract.
Where Does the Money Go?
Frequently Asked Questions
One mill is $1.00 per 1,000 of assessed valuation. For a home that is valued at $150,000, the assessed value would be 11.5% or $17,250. One mill would be $17.25 in tax dollars.
It is a tax based on value, or property tax.
This is the taxable value of a property. The rates used are set in the Constitution. For residential property it is 11.5%, commercial property is 25% and state assessed properties are 33.0%.
The county voters passed a 1.0% countywide sales tax in 1994. The countywide sales tax goes to the county and cities based on formulas. The main purpose of this tax for the county was to build a new jail and health facility, and to… Read More
The county follows a calendar year, January to December.
It is reserved as a carry-over to the next year.
Douglas County Courthouse
1100 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044