For the fourth year in a row, the Edwardsville City Council adopted the budget for the next fiscal year (2021) that includes a mill levy reduction. This makes Edwardsville the only community or taxing entity in Wyandotte County that has offered consistent property tax relief to our residents.
Since 2017, Edwardsville has reduced the mill levy 3.48 mills (or 7%). The mill levy is the tax rate assigned by the County based on the expenditures authorization determined by City elected officials and staff. A lower mill levy means more savings to the resident on their property tax bill.
This mill levy reduction is an estimate of the final reduction. The final mill levy will be released in the fall when Wyandotte County finalizes the assessed valuation of the properties in the City. There are pending tax abatements that staff considered when developing the 2021 budget that would effect the final mill levy. You can view the latest City Council presentation at the link below (note: This presentation reflects a mill levy decrease of 1.5 mills. The City Council further reduced the mill levy in the course of the budget discussion at the group’s August 24, 2020 meeting).