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Residents News

January 5

Storm spotter training set for Jan. 29

Are you dreaming of warmer weather in these frigid times? Johnson County Emergency Management invites you to attend the 2018 National Weather Service/Johnson County Storm Spotter Training on Monday, Jan. 29.

The storm spotter training will run 7 to 9 p.m. at MidAmerica Nazarene University's Bell Center, 2020 E. College Way in Olathe. Attendees will learn about severe weather, including tornadoes, and they'll learn how to help report weather hazards to emergency managers.... 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

March 10

Programming your weather radio

As a part of its severe weather awareness activities, Johnson County's Emergency Management Communication's Department is available to assist residents in programming their weather radios. As the strong storms rolled through the county earlier this week, it's a good reminder to take extra precaution this time of year. Weather radios are especially important since the weather sirens are meant for outdoor notification only. Feel free to take your weather radio to the EMC office on the lower... more

March 1

Latest issue of The Best Times Magazine hits the streets

Look for the new issue of The Best Times, the county’s publication informing and supporting Johnson County’s 60+ adults. This month’s cover story is about preventing falls, the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Other articles include topics such as the Veterans Treatment Court, improved access to health and human services and preparing for severe weather season. The Best Times Magazine is a printed... more

February 15

Veterans Treatment Court honors first graduate

In January 2016, Johnson County District Court held the first Veterans Treatment Court in the state of Kansas. It’s mission — to identify veterans in the criminal justice system and, when eligible, to place them into treatment and court supervision as an alternative to incarceration. Today Johnson County Veterans Treatment Court honored its first graduate from the program. District Court Judge Timothy P. McCarthy, who spearheaded the effort to bring VTC to the county, will presided over the... more

January 30

We want your input!

In case you haven't heard, the Johnson County Library (JCL) in Lenexa — currently known as "Lackman Library" and located at 15345 W 87th St Pkwy — will be closing and reopening at a larger location in the new Lenexa City Center! 

The Lackman Library was identified in JCL's 20-year comprehensive master plan as a location in need of expanded capacity. In 2015, the Board... more

January 24

NWS Storm Spotter Training Jan. 30

Johnson County Emergency Management and Communications, together with National Weather Service, will present the 2017 Johnson County Storm Spotter Training Monday, Jan. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mid-America Nazarene University's Bell Cultural Events Center. This training is open to the public, intended for all ages and there is no cost to attend. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Kansas City will discuss severe storms and their hazards, how they form and how you can prepare... more

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