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September 27

County completes annual Emergency Operations Center exercise

More than 100 local government and public safety employees may feel more prepared to handle a disaster today. Multiple jurisdictions and organizations took part in a full-day annual Johnson County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) exercise on Wednesday. After being given a scenario of civil unrest in Johnson County that continued to unfold throughout the day, about 120 people worked together, either in the EOC or off site, and practiced their Emergency Support Functions, or ESFs. 

The... more

August 29

Veterans Treatment Court has four new graduates

On Aug. 29, a packed courtroom celebrated four more graduates of the Veterans Treatment Court. This marked the Johnson County District Court's sixth graduation in this program. The mission of the VTC is to identify veterans in the criminal justice system and, when eligible, get them into treatment and court supervision as an alternative to incarceration. You can learn more about the program in the video below.

Today's graduation included speeches from Judge Timothy P. McCarthy, who... more

August 17

Bonds sold for new Johnson County Courthouse and Medical Examiner Facility

The Public Building Commission authorized the sale of bonds to fund construction of the new Johnson County Courthouse and the county’s first ever medical examiner facility. The sale of the Series 2018A bonds, totaling $148.6 million, with a true interest rate of 2.39 percent.

Most of the Series 2018A bonds will finance the construction of the new courthouse in downtown Olathe. The bonds will also be used to build the new medical examiner facility. That project will be constructed... more

June 28

New Date for License Plate Production and Delivery Process

The Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) has announced the decision to delay the implementation of a new production and delivery process for Kansas license plates until August 15, 2018.  The new plates will carry the same designs currently offered, but will be flat instead of embossed and will be mailed directly to customers.

Beginning August 15, a customer receiving a new plate as part of their transaction will leave the office with a 30 day temporary license plate and their... more

January 26

Minor Home Rehabilitation Program has funds available to assist with home repairs

The Minor Home Rehabilitation Program has funds available to assist with home repairs. Income-qualified homeowners may be eligible to receive minor home rehabilitation assistance for household repairs/modifications of a health, safety or accessibility nature. 

Typical project scopes include:

•    Electrical repairs
•    Plumbing repairs
•    Roof replacement... more

January 19

As real estate market booms, appraised values slated to go up

Home buyers looking for a residence in Johnson County are finding only a month and a half supply. Homes selling for $350,000 or below have the highest demand which results in higher market values for that price range.

This strong demand means residential property values continue to rise, and most residents’ appraised values are expected to go up again in 2018. During the week of February 26, residents will receive a Notice of Appraised Value.

The Johnson County Appraiser's... more

December 26

Motor Vehicle updates office hours

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, Johnson County Motor Vehicle office hours will change to 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding county designated holidays. This change applies to both the Olathe Motor Vehicle Office, located at 782 N. Ridgeview Road, and the Mission Motor Vehicle Office, located at 6000 Lamar Ave. 

Customers who have reserved their place in line using our line management system and that are present in our offices by 4 p.m. will be served that day.

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December 26

Motor Vehicle updates office hours

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, Johnson County Motor Vehicle office hours will change to 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding county designated holidays. This change applies to both the Olathe Motor Vehicle Office, located at 782 N. Ridgeview Road, and the Mission Motor Vehicle Office, located at 6000 Lamar Ave. 

Customers who have reserved their place in line using our line management system and that are present in our offices by 4 p.m. will be served that day.

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November 26

2017 Property Tax Statements Due by December 20, 2017

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has begun mailing 202,674 real estate and 19,915 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The first half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Wednesday, December 20, 2017, and the second half taxes are due on or before Thursday, May 10, 2018. The real estate tax statement contains a comparison section between this year’s and last year’s tax breakdown. If the taxes are paid by the... more

August 17

Sign up at NotifyJoCo.org to receive emergency alerts

Information is critical when severe weather, water outages, public health emergencies or other emergency situations happen. One way you can stay informed about emergency situations unfolding in Johnson County is by creating a profile at NotifyJoCo.org. NotifyJoCo, a public notification system designed to keep our residents and businesses informed of emergencies, is a free public service made possible by a partnership of local... more

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