How are property taxes determined?
Property owners pay taxes each year. It includes taxes for several government units, listed in the table below. Each unit of government determines its own tax rate depending on its needs.
Property tax rates are assessed through a tax levy. Selected tax levy rates will go to fund the next year’s budget. For example, the 2019 tax levy rate funds the 2020 Budget.
The tax rates are finalized by the County Clerk's office in December, based on certification of the assessed valuation after property valuations appeals are resolved.
To calculate your estimated property tax bill, you need to know the appraised value of your property. You can find this out online from the Jackson County Assessors Office.
The appraised value is then multiplied by 19% for residential property, or 32% for commercial/industrial property, to determine the assessed property value. Therefore, a house appraised at $200,000 would have an assessed value of $38,000, or $200,000 x 0.19. The assessed value is then divided by 100 and then multiplied by the tax levy.
The City’s portion of the property tax on this house would be $607.77 ($38,000/100 x 1.5994). The total property tax for this home would be $3,341.23.
Property Tax Rates
- City of Grain Valley: 1.5994
- Central Jackson County Fires: 1.0886
- Board of Disabled Services: 0.0649
- Mid-Continent Library: 0.3696
- Mental Health: 0.1056
- Grain Valley School District: 5.1059
- Jackson County: 0.6110
- Blind Pension: 0.0300
- Total: 8.9750
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