City of Shawnee

Senior Services

The City offers various services to senior citizens who reside in the city limits.

CityRide is a transit program for seniors (65 and older) and persons with a disability who reside in the city limits. More information can be found here.
Property Tax Relief for Seniors

Homeowners 55 and older who earn $34,450 or less are eligible for a refund of up to $700 under the Homestead Property Tax Refund Act.

You must also meet one of the following requirements:

  • 55 years of age or older
  • Blind or disabled
  • Have a dependent child under 18 who lived with you all year whom you claim as a personal exemption

Additionally, 50 percent of Social Security benefits will be excluded from the definition of income for the purposes of qualifying for the program, resulting in additional property tax relief for seniors.

A property tax refund is available for homeowners 65 or older with a household income of $19,500 or less in 2017 under the Safe Senior Program. The refund is 75% or the property taxes paid. Those who claim this refund cannot claim a Homestead refund.

A homeowner with a residence valued at more than $350,000 or more is prohibited from participating in the program. Call (785) 368-8222 for property tax details.

Various rebates are available for franchise fees charged on phone, gas and electric utility bills, and the Stormwater Utility fee charged on the annual property tax bill. More information can be found here.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a City of Shawnee volunteer program that helps eligible residents maintain and remain in their home. Neighbors Helping Neighbors connects volunteers, volunteer groups, and organizations with eligible Shawnee residents whose homes require maintenance and/or repair.

As a volunteer, you are asked to help residents of Shawnee, who meet certain eligibility requirements, to stay in their home by providing limited occasional services such as:

  • Trash removal
  • Yard Maintenance
  • Snow removal
  • Lawn mowing
  • Limited plumbing and electrical repair
  • Exterior painting
  • Raking leaves
  • Trimming branches
  • Changing light bulbs
  • Changing smoke alarm batteries
  • Turning mattresses
  • Some city-issued codes
RideKC Freedom
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority offers an on-demand, curb to curb, taxi-based transportation service for older adults and those with disabilities. Click here for full details.
Citizen Service Requests
Do you have an issue in your neighborhood? Keep hitting the same pothole? Tell us about it! Fill out a Citizen Service Request here.
Community Assistance
From time to time, we understand our citizens may need assistance. We have community assistance resources listed here that may be helpful in times of need.
Safe Senior Program
We are excited to announce the Fire Department launched a new program called Safe Senior Program. Click here for more information about this program.