Derby Difference Sales Tax Renewal

The City is conducting a community survey in early 2023. Survey results will be used to help inform the Derby City Council how to best invest tax dollars when planning for the next phase of the Derby Difference local sales tax.

A select random group of Derby residents received a green survey in the mail in January. If you received a survey, please fill it out and return it at your earliest convenience rather than filling out the online public survey. Both will be used for feedback to the Council on the next Derby Difference sales tax, but the mailed survey is part of a statistically valid analysis that will be done by the Wichita State University Public Policy and Management Center.    

Residents are invited to fill out the survey at The link is case sensitive.    

As a reminder, the local sales tax brought in over $3 million in 2022 and helps ease the property tax burden on Derby residents.

In the past, the half-cent local sales tax has been used for priorities such:

  • Construction of Rock River Rapids
  • Construction and operating expenses of the Derby Public Library
  • Operating expenses and addition of firefighters and equipment for Derby Fire and Rescue
  • Construction of Madison Avenue Central Park and Decarksy Park Phase 1.  

Learn more about the current Derby Difference Sales Tax

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and priorities!