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Resources for Relocating to Kansas City


Our relocation book is a useful guide for people considering a move to the Kansas City area. It's filled with helpful information that illustrates what you can expect when starting a new life in the metro area.

If you don't have a relocation book and would like one, simply submit a request to our relocation department.

In addition to the relocation book, you can click on the below links for more information about the following:


Driver's License Vehicle Registration

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Obtaining your new KS or MO driver's license is one of the first things you'll want to do when you arrive.

The information below explains what is required to get your new license and to transfer your vehicle registration.

New to Kansas

New residents have 90 days from the date of established residency in Kansas to obtain a new license. Non-resident full-time students (at least 12 credit hours per semester) and active military personnel are not required to obtain Kansas licenses.

Applicants with a valid out-of-state license must:
  • Present acceptable proof of identity.
  • Have a valid license that is not canceled, suspended, or revoked in any state.
  • Pass a vision examination.
  • Pay applicable fees.

Kansas driver's licenses are issued at these offices:

Johnson County - Mission
6507 Johnson Dr.
Mission, KS 66202
785.296.6834
Johnson County - Olathe
20162 W 151st. St.
Olathe, KS 66061
785.296.6834
Wyandotte County - Kansas City
1951 N 63rd Dr.
Kansas City, KS 66104
785.296.6834

Vehicle Registration can be completed at these offices:

Johnson County - Mission
6000 Lamar
Mission, KS 66202
913.826.1800
Johnson County - Olathe
782 N Ridgeview Rd.
Olathe, KS 66061
913.826.1800
Wyandotte County - Kansas City
710 N 7th St.
Kansas City, KS 66101
913.573.2821

See Kansas Department of Revenue for more details.

New to Missouri

A new Missouri resident has 30 days to surrender the out-of-state driver's license and apply for the appropriate Missouri driver's license. All Missouri residents who wish to receive a driver's license must provide proof of residency, identity, and legal presence in the United States.

Testing requirements for new Missouri residents depend on the status of the driver's out-of-state license. A driver with an out-of-state license that is currently valid or has been expired for less than 184 days will need to complete a short vision screening and road sign recognition test.

Missouri driver's licenses and vehicle registrations are issued at these offices:

Cass County - Belton
325 Main St.
Belton, MO 64012
816.331.4009
Cass County - Harrisonville
2773 N Cantrell Rd.
Harrisonville, MO 64701
816.380.2454
Clay County - Gladstone
310 NW Englewood Rd.
Gladstone, MO 64118
816.889-3913
Clay County - Liberty
7000 Liberty Dr.
Liberty, MO 64068
816.407.5800
Jackson County - Grandview
1200 Main St.
Grandview, MO 64030
816.316.4835
Jackson County - Independence
16647 E 23rd St.
Independence, MO 64055
816.252.7557
Jackson County - Kansas City
615 E 13th St., Suite 111
Kansas City, MO 64106
816.842.4100
Jackson County - Lee's Summit
1950 NE Independence Ave.
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
816.622.0720
Jackson County - Raytown
6150 Raytown Tfwy.
Raytown, MO 64133
816.358.4023
Platte County - Parkville
6523 N Cosby Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64151
816.584.8651

See Missouri Department of Revenue for more details.

Education in Kansas City

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Kansas City's education choices are as plentiful as they are respected. From special needs to private and parochial schools to colleges and universities, Kansas City is the ideal place for a lifetime of learning. Look at the list below to find a school to begin or continue your academic pursuits.

In addition to these options, you can explore home schooling in Kansas and home schooling in Missouri.

Colleges & Universities

Two-year commuter schools, regional colleges and major state universities are all higher education opportunities available within or a short drive from the metropolitan area.


Avila University

11901 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64145
800.GO.AVILA
Baker University - Kansas City

8001 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
913.491.4432
DeVry Institute of Technology

11224 Holmes Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64131
816.941.0430
Friends University - Lenexa

8207 Melrose Dr. Suite 200
Lenexa, KS 66214
913.233.8700
Johnson County Community College

12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
913.469.8500
Kansas City Art Institute

4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.472.4852
Kansas City Kansas Community College

7250 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66112
913.334.1100
Kansas City Kansas Community College

225 Cherokee
Leavenworth, KS 66048
913.651.2111
Kansas State University

119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.6250
Metropolitan Community College

Six locations
816.604.1000
MidAmerica Nazarene University

2030 E College Way
Olathe, KS 66062
913.782.3750
Missouri State University

901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897
417.836.5000
National American University

10310 Mastin
Overland Park, KS 66212
913.981.8700
National American University

3620 Arrowhead Ave.
Independence, MO 64057
816.412.7700
National American University

7490 NW 87th St.
Kansas City, MO 64153
816.412.5500
Northwest Missouri State University

800 University Dr.
Maryville, MO 64468
660.562.1212
Ottawa University - Kansas City

4370 West 109th St. Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
913.266.8600
Park University

8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 64152
816.741.2000
Rockhurst University

1100 Rockhurst Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110
816.501.4000
The Art Institutes International - Kansas City

8208 Melrose Dr.
Lenexa, KS 66214
913.217.4600
The University of Kansas

1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
785.864.2700
The University of Kansas - Edwards Campus

12600 Quivira Rd.
Overland Park, KS 66213
913.897.8400
Truman State University

100 East Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO 63501
660.785.4000
University of Kansas Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
913.588.5000
University of Missouri

920 S College Ave.
Columbia, MO 65201
573.882.5190
University of Missouri - Kansas City

5115 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
816.235.1000
University of Phoenix

1310 E 104th St.
Kansas City, MO 64131
816.943.9600
University of Phoenix

8345 Lenexa Dr.
Lenexa, KS 66214
816.943.9600
Wichita State University

1845 Fairmount St.
Wichita, KS 67260
316.978.3456
William Jewell College

500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068
816.781.7700

Private & Parochial Schools

Whether you are looking for a school whose educational philosophy closely matches your own values, or you just want your children to attend a school that holds its students to higher academic and personal standards, you'll find one that's a great fit in Kansas City.


Bishop Miege High School

5041 Reinhardt Dr.
Roeland Park, KS 66205
913.262.2700
Bishop Ward High School

708 N 18th St.
Kansas City, KS 66102
913.371.1201
Blue Ridge Christian School

8524 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Raytown, MO 64138
816.358.0950
Christ the King School

3027 N 54th St.
Kansas City, KS 66104
913.287.8883
Church of the Nativity School

3700 W 119th St.
Leawood, KS 66209
913.338.4330
Curé of Ars Catholic School

9403 Mission Rd.
Leawood, KS 66206
913.648.2620
Good Shepherd Catholic School

12800 W 75th St.
Shawnee, KS 66216
913.631.0400
Holy Cross Catholic School

8101 West 95th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
913.381.7408
Holy Name Catholic School

1007 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66103
913.722.1032
Holy Spirit Catholic School

11300 W 103rd St.
Overland Park, KS 66214
913.492.2582
Holy Trinity Catholic School

13600 West 92nd St.
Lenexa, KS 66215
913.888.3250
Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy

5801 W. 115th St.
Overland Park, KS 66211
913.327.8150
John Paul II Catholic School

6915 W 71st. St.
Overland Park, KS 66204
913.432.6350
Kansas City Christian School

4801 W 79th St.
Prairie Village, KS 66208
913.648.5227
Maranatha Academy

15000 W 63rd St.
Shawnee, KS 66216
913.631.9286
Midland Adventist Academy

6915 Maurer Rd.
Shawnee, KS 66217
913.268.7400
Nativity Parish School

3700 W 119th St.
Leawood, KS 66209
913.330.4300
Notre Dame de Sion - Grade School

3823 Locust St.
Kansas City, MO 64109
816.753.3810
Notre Dame de Sion - High School

10631 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64114
816.942.3282
Our Lady of Unity

2646 S 34th St.
Kansas City, KS 66106
913.262.7022
Overland Christian Schools

7016 W 74th St.
Overland Park, KS 66204
913.722.0272
Pembroke Hill School - Lower School

400 W 51st St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
816.936.1200
Pembroke Hill School - Middle School

5121 State Line Rd
Kansas City, MO 64112
816.936.1200
Pembroke Hill School - Upper School

5121 State Line Rd
Kansas City, MO 64112
816.936.1200
Queen of the Holy Rosary School

22705 Metcalf
Bucyrus, KS 66013
913.533.2462
Resurrection Catholic School

425 N 15th St.
Kansas City, KS 66102
913.371.8101
Rockhurst High School

9301 State Line Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64114
816.363.2036
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School

21801 Johnson Dr.
Shawnee, KS 66218
913.422.5520
St. Agnes Catholic School

5130 Mission Rd.
Roeland Park, KS 66205
913.262.1686
St. Ann Catholic School

7241 Mission Rd.
Prairie Village, KS 66208
913.660.1101
St. James Academy

24505 Prairie Star Pkwy.
Lenexa, KS 66227
913.254.4200
St. Joseph Catholic Parish

11505 Johnson Dr.
Shawnee, KS 66203
913.631.5983
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School

14201 Nall Ave.
Leawood, KS 66224
913.402.3950
St. Michael the Archangel High School

8500 Lee's Summit Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64139
St. Patrick School

1066 N 94th St.
Kansas City, KS 66112
913.299.8131
St. Paul's Episcopal Day School

4041 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.931.8614
St. Paul’s Catholic School

920 W Honeysuckle.
Olathe, KS 66061
913.764.0619
St. Teresa’s Academy

5600 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64113
816.501.0011
St. Thomas Aquinas High School

11411 Pflumm Rd.
Overland Park, KS 66215
913.319.2400
The Barstow School

11511 State Line Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64114
816.942.3255
Tri-City Christian School

4500 Little Blue Pkwy.
Independence, MO 64057
816.795.1088
Visitation Catholic School

5134 Baltimore
Kansas City, MO 64112
816.531.6200

Special Education

Kansas City has many schools that offer tailored education and nurturing environments for families with children who have special needs. These schools and their highly-qualified staff carefully assess each student and provide them extra attention to give them the best chance at academic success.

Children's Therapeutic Learning Center

3101 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.756.0780
Cornerstones of Care

8150 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64114
816.508.3500
Horizon Academy

4901 Reinhardt Dr., Suite A
Roeland Park, KS 66205
913.789.9443

Preschool & Day Care

Choosing the right child care program is an important decision. Luckily, quality licensed day care and preschool are abundant in the Kansas City area. Parents are urged to closely look at each facility to find the best fit.

Canterbury Schools

With locations around Kansas City, highly trained teachers use Montessori principles of self-direction and experiential education to interact with children.

913.339.6633
DayCare Connection

This non-profit agency provides referrals for childcare in the Johnson County and surrounding region.
8855 Long St.
Lenexa, KS 66215
913.529.1200
Goddard School

With locations in Johnson County, highly trained teachers guide children ages six weeks to 6 years through play and fun preparing them for social and academic success.

KinderCare Learning Centers

With more than 20 locations in the Kansas City area, KinderCare focuses on providing high quality early childhood care and education programs. They also ensure parent involvement and communication.

888.523.6765
La Petite Academy

With more than 15 locations in the Kansas City areas, La Petite's child care facilities are centered on the early education of children. Its goal is to provide a safe, fun environment for children ages six weeks to 12 years old to grow with age appropriate programs.

877.620.0199
YMCA of Greater Kansas City

This nationally recognized YMCA provides caring, safe and positive child care facilities all over the Kansas City area. Type of care may vary by location.
3100 Broadway - Suite 1020
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.561.9622

Health Care Providers

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The Kansas City area is well-known throughout the region for its superior health care centers and their dedicated staff. There are 30 acute-care hospitals around the metro and more than a dozen mental health facilities.

General Hospitals

Hospitals around Kansas City have been recognized time and time again for their outstanding patient care and specialties like cancer detection, cardiac treatment and reproductive disorders.


Belton Regional Medical Center

17065 U.S. 71
Belton, MO 64012
816.348.1200
Center Point Medical Center of Independence

19600 E 39th St. S
Independence, MO 64057
816.698.7000
Lee’s Summit Medical Center

2100 SE Blue Pkwy.
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
816.282.5000
Liberty Hospital

2525 Glenn Hendren Dr.
Liberty, MO 64068
816.781.7200
Menorah Medical Center

5721 W 119th St.
Overland Park, KS 66209
913.498.6000
North Kansas City Hospital

2800 Clay Edwards Dr.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
816.691.2000
Olathe Medical Center

20333 W 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66061
913.791.4200
Overland Park Regional Medical Center

10500 Quivira Rd.
Lenexa, KS 66215
913.541.5000
Providence Medical Center

8929 Parallel Pkwy.
Kansas City, KS 66112
913.596.4000
Research Medical Center

2316 E Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132
816.276.4000
Shawnee Mission Health - Prairie Star

23401 Prairie Star Pkwy.
Lenexa, KS 66227
913.676.8500
Shawnee Mission Medical Center

9100 W 74th St.
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
913.676.2000
St. Joseph Medical Center

1000 Carondelet Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64114
816.942.4400
St. Luke's North Hospital - Barry Road

5830 NW Barry Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64154
816.891.6000
St. Luke's North Hospital - Smithville

601 S 169 Hwy.
Smithville, MO 64089
816.532.3700
St. Luke's South Hospital

12300 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213
913.317.7000
St. Luke’s East Hospital

100 NE Saint Luke's Blvd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
816.347.5000
St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

4401 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.932.2000
St. Mary’s Medical Center

201 NW R D Mize Rd.
Blue Springs, MO 64014
816.228.5900
Truman Medical Center - Hospital Hill

2301 Holmes
Kansas City, MO 64108
816.404.1000
Truman Medical Center - Lakewood

7900 Lee's Summit Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64139
816.404.7000
University of Kansas Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
913.588.5000

Specialized Hospitals

Sometimes, medical treatment is needed that falls outside the traditional care found at general hospitals. In the cases of pediatrics, mental health, military veterans, etc., Kansas City has facilities dedicated to accommodating their unique medical needs.

Center for Behavioral Medicine

1000 E 24th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
816.512.7000
Children’s Mercy Kansas City - Blue Valley

6750 W 135th St.
Overland Park, KS 66223
913.717.4700
Children’s Mercy Kansas City - East

20300 E Valley View Pkwy.
Independence, MO 64057
816.478.5200
Children’s Mercy Kansas City - Hospital Hill

2401 Gillham Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
816.234.3000
Children’s Mercy Kansas City - Northland

501 NW Barry Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64155
816.413.2500
Children’s Mercy Kansas City - South

5808 W 110th St.
Overland Park, KS 66211
913.696.8000
Children’s Mercy Kansas City - West

4313 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66102
913.233.4400
Crittenton Children's Center

10918 Elm Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64134
816.765.6600
Johnson County Mental Health Centers

6000 Lamar, Suite 130
Mission, KS 66202
913.826.4200
ReDiscover Mental Health

6801 E 117 St.
Kansas City, MO 64134
816.966.0900
Research Psychiatric Center

2323 E 63rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64130
816.444.8161
Swope Health Services

3801 Blue Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64130
816.923.5800
Truman Medical Center - Behavioral Health

300 W 19th Terr.
Kansas City, MO 64108
816.404.5700
Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital

5121 Raytown Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64133
816.382.6300
VA Medical Center

4801 Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64128
816.861.4700
Wyandot Center for Community Behavioral Healthcare

7840 Washington Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66112
913.328.4600

Physician Referral Links

Being new to the Kansas City area, you may not be sure about how get the health care you need, schedule a doctor's appointment or find the right provider for your condition. There are many medical advocates and sources of information who can help direct you to the answers you're seeking.

24/7 Nurse Advice Line (Children's Mercy Kansas City)

The Nurse Advice Line provides 24/7 access to Children's Mercy specially trained nursing staff to answer questions and provide advice when your child is sick or injured.

816.234.3188
Ask-A-Nurse (Shawnee Mission Health)

Since its founding in 1986, Shawnee Mission Health's ASK-A-NURSE program has handled more than 3 million calls. ASK-A-NURSE is staffed by registered nurses and is a free service to answer health questions 24/7, 365 days a year.

913.676.7777
HealthCare Advocates, Inc.

HealthCare Advocates, Inc. gives membership-based access to a physician referral service, insurance disputes services, Rx price comparison, a health counselor and more.

215.735.7711
Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

Created in 1957, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts is the licensing and regulatory Board for many health care providers in Kansas.

888.886.7205
Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City (Metro Med)

Founded in the late 1800s, Metro Med's mission is to promote quality medical care, solid business practices, leadership & innovation for physicians, their patients and their practices to thrive in the greater Kansas City area.

816.531.8432
Missouri State Board of Healing Arts

The Missouri State Board of Healing Arts is the licensing and regulatory Board for many health care providers in Missouri.

573.751.0098

Senior Care

The Kansas City area is home to a number of care facilities that specialize in senior living. Whether it's assisted living or a retirement community there are plenty of options to choose from.

Aberdeen Village

Located on 35-acres, Aberdeen Village provides many types of care including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's care, nursing care and continuing care.
17500 W 119th St.
Olathe, KS 66061
913.599.6100
John Knox Village

As the Midwest's largest continuing care retirement community, John Knox Village offers comprehensive services by caring and skilled professionals for all stages of life.
400 NW Murray Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64081
800.892.5669
Sunrise Assisted Living

With four locations in Kansas and one in Missouri, seniors will find excellent service and personalized care including: assisted living, independent living, Alzheimer's care, nursing/rehabilitation hospice care and short term stays.

888.434.4648

Additional Resources

Kansas Department on Aging

State of Missouri - Department of Health and Senior Services

Missouri Aging Information Network

Senior Link

Outdoor Recreation

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Looking to get outside for a little fresh air and activity? There are hundreds of parks, lakes, golf courses and other outdoor destinations scattered throughout the Kansas City area. Visit one or more of the many recreational choices you'll find listed here.

Parks & Lakes

From leisurely afternoon sails to adrenaline-fueled jet-ski rides and friendly play dates to biking on trails. All of these activities and more await you when you visit one of the Kansas City area's hundreds of parks and lakes.


Blue Springs Lake

1500 NE Bowlin Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
816.795.1112
Clinton Lake

798 N 1415 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66049
785.842.8562
Heritage Park

16050 Pflumm Rd.
Olathe, KS 66062
913.831.3359
Hillsdale Lake

26000 W 255th St.
Paola, KS 66071
913.783.4366
Jackson County Parks & Recreation

22807 Woods Chapel Rd.
Blue Springs, MO 64015
816.503.4800
Johnson County Parks & Recreation

6501 Antioch Road
Merriam, KS 66202
913.831.3355
Kansas City Parks & Recreation

4600 E. 63rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64130
816.513.7500
Lake Jacomo

7401 W Park Rd.
Blue Springs, MO 64015
816.795.8888
Longview Lake

11101 Raytown Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64134
816.966.0131
Melvern Lake

31051 Melvern Lake Pkwy.
Melvern, KS 66510
785.549.3318
Pomona Lake

5260 Pomona Dam Rd.
Vassar, KS 66543
785.453.2201
Shawnee Mission Park

7900 Renner Rd.
Shawnee, KS 66219
913.888.4713
Swope Park

E Meyer Blvd. and Swope Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64132
816-513-7500

Golf Courses & Clubs

Regardless of skill level or budget, Kansas City is a putter's paradise with options ranging from public courses to private clubs that have hosted pro golf tournaments.


Adams Pointe Golf Club

1601 R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, MO 64014
816.220.3673
Cardinal Hill Golf Course

925 N Lightburne
Liberty, MO 64068
816.781.6522
Deer Creek Golf Club

7000 W 133rd St.
Overland Park, KS 66209
913.681.3100
Drumm Farm Golf Club

15400 E 34th St.
Independence, MO 64055
816.350.9900
Dub’s Dread Golf Club

12601 Hollingsworth Rd.
Kansas City, KS 66109
913.871.7616
Falcon Ridge Golf Course

20200 Prairie Star Pkwy.
Lenexa, KS 66220
913.393.4653
Heritage Park Golf Course

16445 S Lackman Rd.
Olathe, KS 66062
913.829.4653
Hodge Park Golf Course

7000 NE Barry Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64156
816.781.4152
Ironhorse Golf Club

15400 Mission Rd.
Leawood, KS 66224
913.685.4653
Minor Park Golf Course

11215 Holmes Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64131
816.942.4033
Overland Park Golf Club

12501 Quivira Rd.
Overland Park, KS 66213
913.897.3809
Painted Hills Golf Club

7101 Parallel Pkwy.
Kansas City, KS 66112
913.334.1111
Paradise Pointe Golf Complex

18212 Golf Course Rd.
Smithville, MO 64089
816.532.4100
Prairie Highlands Golf Course

14695 S Inverness St.
Olathe, KS 66061
913.856.7235
Shamrock Hills Golf Club

3161 Highway 291 South
Lee's Summit, MO 64082
816.537.6556
Shoal Creek Golf Course

8905 Shoal Creek Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64157
816.407.7242
St. Andrews Golf Club

11099 W 135th St.
Overland Park, KS 66221
913.897.3804
Sunflower Hills Golf Club

12200 Riverview Ave.
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
913.573.8570
Swope Memorial Golf Course

6900 Swope Memorial Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64132
816.513.8910
Sycamore Ridge Golf Course

21731 Clubhouse Dr.
Spring Hill, KS 66083
913.592.5292
Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Course

12501 Quivira Rd.
Overland Park, KS 66213
913.897.3809
Tiffany Greens Golf Club

5900 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64154
816.880.9600

For more information about golf courses around the Kansas City area, visit kcmetrogolf.com.

Taxes

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Kansas Property Tax

The local property tax rate is aggregate of state, county, city, school and other district levies expressed as tax per $1,000 of assessed valuation.

All property, real and tangible personal, is subject to ad valorem taxation unless expressly exempt.

All property is appraised at its fair market value. Property is assessed by the county assessor in the taxing district in which the property is located. Taxes are paid to the county treasurer.


Missouri Property Tax

The local property tax rate is an aggregate of school, city, county and state levies expressed as tax per $100 of assessed valuation.

Property is assessed on the basis of “fair or true market value”. All property, real and tangible personal, is taxable unless expressed exempt.

All real property is appraised at its fair or true market value by the county. Commercial and industrial real property (e.g. land and buildings) is assessed an additional county surcharge designed to replace revenue losses attributable to the tax exemption business inventories.

To approximate property taxes in Kansas and Missouri, take 1.5% of the sales price of the home.

City Earnings Tax

Kansas City, Missouri residents living or working in the city pay a 1% earnings tax. No cities within Kansas impose an earnings tax; however, Kansas residents who work in Kansas City, Missouri are subject to the Kansas City, Missouri earnings tax

For more information about taxes in Kansas, visit Kansas Department of Revenue.

For more information about taxes in Missouri, visit Missouri Department of Revenue.

Transportation

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When you need to get somewhere - around the city or out of town, you have many transportation options available to you. Whether you prefer to travel on the road, in the air or along the tracks, Kansas City has the means to get you where you need to go.


Shuttles & Buses

KCI SuperShuttle

Working as the Kansas City International Airport's exclusive scheduled ground transportation provider, SuperShuttle offers round-trip service to more than 90 hotels in the metropolitan area.
800.243.6383
MAX (Metro Area Express)

Stopping at locations between the River Market and The Country Club Plaza, the MAX specializes in express, daily bus routes in downtown Kansas City.
816.221.0660
The Jo (Johnson County Transit)

Since 1980, The Jo has been a transportation option for Johnson County, Kansas, and currently has more than 20 bus routes each weekday.
816.221.0660
The Metro

Daily and monthly fares are available for nine different bus routes through the Kansas City metro area.
816.221.0660

Special Needs Transportation

Dial-a-Ride (Independence, MO)

Independence residents who are at least 60 years of age or have a disability are welcome to fill out an application.
816.325.7399
Dial-a-Ride (Kansas City, KS)

Wyandotte County residents with disabilities can use this service.
913.573.8351
Share-a-Fare

Share-A-Fare (SAF) is a transportation program that provides specialized origin to destination service for individuals whose disability prevents them from independently using fixed-route bus service.
816.346.0810
The Jo - Special Edition, GoodRide and EasyRide

The Jo also provides door-to-door transportation for individuals who are at least 60 years of age, have a documented disability, meet low-income guidelines, have special needs or who are making life transitions.
913.782.2210

National Transportation

Amtrak

Amtrak provides passenger services to St. Louis, Chicago and Los Angeles with daily arrivals and departures.
800.872.7245
Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

Dedicated by Charles Lindbergh in 1927, this was Kansas City's first airport. Today, the airport attracts a large number of corporate, charter and recreational flyers.
816.513.0800
Greyhound

Greyhound offers passengers more than 2,400 destinations in North America. The local Greyhound terminal is located off of Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.
800.231.2222
Johnson County Executive Airport

Originally built as a Naval auxiliary field for use in WWII, this public airport is located in Olathe, Kansas.
913.715.6000
Kansas City International Airport (MCI)

Located 17 miles north of downtown Kansas City, the airport can be quickly and easily reached by major highways.
816.243.5237
Lee's Summit Municipal Airport

Designed to reduce congestion at larger airports, the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport provides general aviation pilots with alternate landing facilities.
816.969.1186

Utility & Service Providers

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When you move into your new home, you'll need to set up utilities, like water, electric and gas, as well as services that make your home a little more comfortable, like cable and Internet.

Most city websites will have utility information.
Find your city below.

Utilities for Kansas Communities

Basehor

913.724.1370
Bonner Springs

913.422.1020
DeSoto

913.583.1182
Edwardsville

913.441.3707
Fairway

913.262.0350
Gardner

913.856.7535
Kansas City, KS

913.573.5000
Lake Quivira

913.631.7707
Lansing

913.727.3233
Leavenworth

913.682.9201
Leawood

913.339.6700
Lenexa

913.477.7504
Merriam

913.722.3330
Mission

913.676.8350
Mission Hills

913.362.9620
Olathe

913.971.8600
Overland Park

913.895.6000
Prairie Village

913.381.6464
Roeland Park

913.722.2600
Shawnee

913.631.2500
Spring Hill

913.592.3664
Tonganoxie

913.845.2620
Westwood

913.362.1550

Utilities for Missouri Communities

Belton

816.331.4331
Blue Springs

816.228.0110
Buckner

816.650.3191
Claycomo

816.452.5539
Excelsior Springs

816.630.0750
Gladstone

816.436.2200
Grain Valley

816.847.6200
Grandview

816.316.4800
Harrisonville

816.380.8900
Independence

816.325.7000
Kansas City

816.513.1313
Kearney

816.628.4142
Lake Lotawana

816.578.4215
Lee's Summit

816.969.1000
Liberty

816.439.4400
North Kansas City

816.274.6000
Oak Grove

816.690.3773
Parkville

816.741.7676
Peculiar

816.779.5212
Platte City

816.858.3046
Pleasant Hill

816.540.3135
Pleasant Valley

816.781.3996
Raymore

816.331.0488
Raytown

816.737.6003
Riverside

816.741.3993
Smithville

816.532.3897
Sugar Creek

816.252.4400
Weatherby Lake

816.741.5545
Weston

816.640.2752

Electricity Options

Board of Public Utilities

Serving: Kansas City, KS and other parts of Wyandotte Co.

913.573.9190
Gardner Energy

Serving: Gardner, KS

913.856.7535
Independence Power & Light

Serving: Independence, MO

816.325.7930
Kansas City Power & Light

Serving: most of Kansas City, MO and parts of Johnson Co., including East Olathe, Paola and Louisburg

816.471.5275
Odessa City Hall

Serving: Odessa, MO

816.230.5577
Platte-Clay Electric Co-op

Serving: Platte, Clay, Ray, Caldwell, Clinton and Buchanan Counties

816.628.3121
Westar Energy

Serving: Bonner Springs, Lawrence, DeSoto, West Olathe and Leavenworth

800.383.1183

Gas Options

Atmos Energy

Serving: Bonner Springs, Western Johnson County, including: DeSoto, Lenexa, Shawnee, Olathe and parts of Overland Park

800.621.1867
Kansas Gas

Serving: most of Johnson County

800.794.4780
Missouri Gas Energy

Serving: Kansas City, Belton, Raymore, Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Liberty, Oak Grove, St. Joseph and Smithville

816.756.5252

Cable/Internet/Phone

AT&T Uverse

Serving: Kansas and Missouri

800.288.2020
CenturyLink

Serving: Kansas and Missouri

800.366.8201
Comcast

Serving: Baldwin Park, Blue Springs, Blue Summit, Grain Valley, Greenwood, Independence, Lake Lotawana, Lake Tapawingo, Lake Winnebago, Lee’s Summit, Oak Grove, Odessa, Olathe, Peculiar, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Raytown and Sugar Creek

816.795.1100
Consolidated Communications

Serving: Brookside, Lenexa, Red Bridge, Shawnee Mission and Waldo

844.968.7224
Google Fiber

Serving: An ever-growing coverage area around Kansas City and its suburbs

866.777.7550
Time Warner Cable

Serving: Baldwin Park, Blue Springs, Blue Summit, Grain Valley, Greenwood, Independence, Lake Lotawana, Lake Tapawingo, Lake Winnebago, Lee’s Summit, Oak Grove, Odessa, Peculiar, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Raytown and Sugar Creek

816.358.8833

Voter Registration

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Whether you live in Kansas or Missouri, you will need to register to vote in your home county. Look at the registration offices shown below to determine where you can sign up to vote.


Kansas

Johnson County
913.782.3441
Leavenworth County
913.684.0419
Miami County
913.294.3976
Wyandotte County
913.573.8506

Missouri

Cass County
816.380.8102
Clay County
816.415.8683
Jackson County (except KC)
816.325.4609
Kansas City
816.842.4820
Platte County
816.858.4400

Meet Our Relocation Team

Fran Cashion

Fran Cashion

Director of Relocation
913-661-2310

Patty Rush

Patty Rush

Relocation Assistant, Cartus Broker Services
913-661-2312

Erica Butler

Erica Butler

Corp. Inventory Manager
913-661-1486

Consulting services available for all your real estate and relocation needs.


Call us with your questions!

800-444-7206