Douglas County property owners will soon receive notice about their estimated 2022 property taxes

photo by: Rochelle Valverde

The west side of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St., is pictured on Sept. 23, 2021.

Douglas County’s property owners will soon receive a notification about their estimated property taxes for 2022, the county announced Wednesday.

The Douglas County Clerk’s Office mailed the notification to 45,852 property owners Wednesday and Thursday. The county stressed that this mailer is not a bill. The Kansas Legislature requires county clerks to send a notice explaining each taxing jurisdiction’s intent to exceed the revenue neutral rate — or in layman’s terms, if a municipality, county or district plans to take in more money in property taxes than it did in the previous year.

Thanks to a historic increase in property values in the county, the Douglas County government does intend to exceed that rate, as do all of the cities in the county.

The notification is for informational purposes only, the county noted, but property owners may also decide to attend one of the public hearings scheduled for taxing jurisdictions throughout the county that plan to exceed the revenue neutral rate. A list of the public hearings that may affect people’s taxes will be listed on the back of their mail notifications, and a complete schedule of upcoming hearings is available here.

For questions, email realestate@douglascountyks.org or call 785-832-5280.

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