Finance
Accounting Information     Municipal Court     Information Technology    Economic Development     Utility Billing  

Contact Us
120 E. Main - Gardner, Kansas 66030
Email Finance or call 913-856-7535

Finance Director
Laura Gourley

Accounting Manager
Jackie Schulz

Utility Billing Supervisor
Amy Foster

Municipal Court Clerk
Deana Scott
 
The Finance Department for the City of Gardner is comprised of Accounting, Information Technology, Economic Development financing, Municipal Court, and Utility Billing. The Finance Department is responsible for financial planning, maintaining all financial records, safekeeping of funds, purchasing, investments, collections, and reporting and budget analysis. The City of Gardner has a solid record of fiscal responsibility based upon sound financial planning and management. These factors have helped the City earn an Aa3 rating from Moody’s Investor’s Service.
 
Mission Statement
The Finance Department is committed to deserving the trust of both internal and external customers and citizens by providing professional, efficient, excellent service to all with cooperation, integrity, and transparency in all of our actions. 

The City of Gardner's Sales Tax Rate
State of Kansas 6.15 %
Johnson County 0.50 %
Johnson Co. Law Enforcement 0.25 %
Johnson Co. Stormwater 0.10 %
Johnson Co. Public Safety 0.25 %
Johnson Co. Research Triangle 0.125 %
City of Gardner 1.00 %
City of Gardner Park & Pool 0.50 %
Total State and Local Sales Tax 8.875 %

Property Tax Collection
Johnson County is responsible for collecting all property taxes for the City of Gardner.

Property tax rates are based on mills and are assessed through a mill levy. One mill is equivalent to $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value. To calculate your estimated property tax bill, you need to know the appraised value of the property. The appraised value is then multiplied by 11.5% for residential property, or 25% for commercial property to determine the assessed property value. For example: a house that appraised for $100,000 would have an assessed value of $11,500. The City of Gardner's 2012 mill levy is 31.140. The approximate property tax for this home would be $358.11. (11,500 / 1000 x 31.140). For commercial property valued at $10,000,000, the approximate property tax would be $77,850 (2,500,000 / 1000 x 31.140).

Provided is a 23 year history of Gardner's City Property Tax Rates.


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