The mill levy is the tax rate that is applied to the assessed value of the property.
In general terms, the mill levy is computed by dividing the dollars needed for local services by the taxable assessed value in the service area.
In addition, the Unified School Districts of Kansas levy 20 mills for the school general fund. Capital outlay and local option budgets are levied as necessary.
After the local government budgets are published and meetings are completed in August of each year, the county clerk computes the final mill levies for each tax unit and certifies the tax roll to the county treasurer for collection.