A look at where Prairie Village residents’ tax dollars go


The city of Prairie Village this month published a summary of its 2015 budget, including a breakdown of where residents’ property taxes go.

We thought the budget summary was worth republishing here (it’s embedded below). Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Of every dollar a Prairie Village resident pays in property taxes, $.17 goes to the city, $.20 goes to Johnson County, $.45 goes to the Shawnee Mission School District, $.08 goes to Consolidated Fire District No. 2, $.07 goes to JCCC, and $.01 goes to the state.
  • The average Prairie Village resident pays $42 a month in property taxes that are applied to city services.
  • Public Safety and Public Works together make up 71 percent of the city’s total budget.
  • Prairie Village residents pay $174 per year for trash and recycling collection services.

Check out the full overview below: