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County Manager's Office

Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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Final Saturday HHW & electronics recycling event Oct. 8
July 19, 2019

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (DHE) offers periodic Saturday collection events for county residents to drop off their household chemicals, paint and electronics. Accepted items include latex paint, automotive, lawn and garden, household cleaners, home repair, wood stains, crafts, pool chemicals and much more. See a full list of accepted items on DHE's website

Electronics accepted include televisions, computers and nearly anything with a cord. Charges apply for certain televisions, computers, and freon containing items.

An appointment, which residents can make online at hhwscheduler.jocogov.org/, is required to drop off materials during the collection event.

For a complete list of prices go to DHE's electronics recycling webpage. Cash and check only.

How to save time waiting at Motor Vehicle offices
July 19, 2019

Need to title or register a vehicle, renew a vehicle registration, or visit a Johnson County Motor Vehicle office for another reason, but don’t want to wait in a long line? Get “in line” online, by phone or via the QLess app so you can keep working, run errands, or do whatever your day requires as you move toward the front of the line, rather than having to wait in person at the Motor Vehicle office.

To put yourself in the electronic queue, simply visit www.jocogov.org/treasurer and click on the “Reserve Now” button for whichever office location you prefer to visit (Olathe or Mission) on the right side of the screen under the “Get In Line at Motor Vehicle” heading. If you’d rather get in line using a telephone, call 1-888-956-2657 and follow the prompts. Or if smartphone apps are more your thing, download the QLess app (available through both iOS and Android app stores) and follow the on-screen instructions to put yourself in line. No matter which method you use to get in the queue, you can choose to receive line status updates through cell phone text messages or automated phone calls on a cell phone or land line.

Johnson County Motor Vehicle offices are open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please keep in mind that if the estimated wait time exceeds the hours of operation, you will not be able to check-in online or by phone until the following business day.

Please keep in mind that estimated wait times may vary based on the number of customers who place themselves in line online and who walk-in to our offices.

Click here for additional information about our line queuing system or call 913-826-1800 if you need assistance.

Primary Election advance voting begins today
September 9, 2019

Today, July 18, kicks off advance voting for the Aug. 2 Primary Election. The Johnson County Election Office is offering six advance voting locations for the Primary Election (locations and hours listed below), which is an increase over the four sites previously offered. By offering more advance voting sites, election staff hopes to get more than half of all voters in the county to advance vote. 

There are many advantages to advance voting, including:

  • A shorter wait than on Election Day
  • Picking the date and time that works best for you during a two-week window
  • Selecting an advance voting site rather than going to your assigned location on Election Day  

Hilltop Campus - Blue Valley
7700 West 143rd Street, Overland Park, KS 
Monday - Friday, July 18 - 22 & July 25 - July 29, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday - July 23 & July 30 - 9 a.m., 3 p.m.
Closed Monday August 1

Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 
Monday - Friday, July 18 - 22 & July 25 - July 29, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday - July 23 & July 30 - 9 a.m., 3 p.m.
Closed Monday August 1

Johnson County Election Office
2101 East Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS 
Monday - Friday, July 18 - 22 & July 25 - July 29, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday - July 23 & July 30 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday - August 1- 8 a.m. - 12 Noon

Johnson County Northeast Offices
6000 Lamar, Mission, KS 
Monday - Friday, July 18 - 22 & July 25 - July 29, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday - July 23 & July 30 - 9 a.m., 3 p.m.
Closed Monday August 1

Johnson County Sunset Office Building
11811 South Sunset Drive, Olathe, KS 
Monday - Friday, July 18 - 22 & July 25 - July 29, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday - July 23 & July 30 - 9 a.m., 3 p.m.
Closed Monday August 1

Monticello Trail Middle School
6100 Monticello Road, Shawnee, KS
Monday - Friday, July 18 - 22 & July 25 - July 29, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday - July 23 & July 30 - 9 a.m., 3 p.m.
Closed Monday August 1

Please note: Monday Aug. 1, advance voting is located ONLY at the Johnson County Election Office 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Click here for additional information about advance voting and other details about upcoming elections.

Join the election worker team!
August 27, 2019

Please consider being a part of the Johnson County Election Office's team on Election Day, when more than 2,000 election workers are needed to serve the voters at the county's polls. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and be involved in the election process. To join the election worker team, complete an application at vote4joco.org/apply or contact the Election Office at 913-715-6836 or electionworker@jocoelection.org

Qualifications:

  • Resident of Johnson County, Kansas
  • Registered to vote at current address
  • A clear/current copy of your Social Security Card
  • Government issued photo ID
  • Never been convicted of a crime that would affect your ability to be an Election Worker
  • Cannot be on the ballot or related to anyone on the ballot in the precinct where appointed to serve
  • Complete four (4) hours of training

Compensation:

  • Training Session: $25
  • Election workers: $110 per day
  • Supervising judges: $135 per day

Hours:

  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • All election workers report to their assigned work site on Election Day no later than 6 a.m. to prepare for 7 a.m. opening of polls.
  • Following the close of polls at 7 p.m., all election workers assist the supervising judge with closing down the polling site.

Important notices:

  • State law requires training prior to every election for all election workers
  • Must work at least two elections before applying to be a supervising judge
  • Instruction manual is provided to all election workers
  • All election workers are required to provide their own food and drink for the entire day
  • Election workers are not allowed to smoke at polling locations
Steps for healthy swimming
July 19, 2019

With high temperatures around 100 degrees lately, we're definitely in the dog days of summer. Here are some tips from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment for healthy swimming.

Even properly treated pool water can spread germs. Chemicals don't work right away, so waste, body fluids and dirt can use up the chemicals germ-killing power. 

Follow these easy steps to help keep germs out of the water and stay healthy:

  • Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea.
  • Shower before you get in the water.
  • Don't go to the bathroom in the water.
  • Don't swallow the water.

Every hour—everyone out!

  • Take kids on bathroom breaks.
  • Check diapers and change them in a bathroom or diaper-changing area—not poolside—to keep germs away from the pool.
  • Reapply sunscreen.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.

Click here for a flyer from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and  Johnson County Department of Health and Environment with these steps for healthy swimming, which can be posted at community pools to help keep them germ-free.

Three fun ways to celebrate National Trails Day June 4th
September 9, 2019

Hike through history with the Johnson County Museum
Celebrate National Trails Day on June 4th with a special preview of the new Indian Creek Trail Interpretive Sign Project. The project was developed by Sunflower Republic, LLC, in partnership with the Johnson County Museum. The event includes two guided, three-mile loop walks along the Indian Creek Trail, as well as a historic portrayal of Thomas Johnson by Bill Worley. Join us from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Roe Park (10400 Roe Avenue).

A Day in the Park at Shawnee Mission & Kill Creek Parks
Join us for this free, day-long celebration of our community’s trails, parks and recreational spaces. Enjoy a wide variety of activities for the entire family throughout Shawnee Mission Park and along the adjoining Streamway Trail. Take advantage of free admission to the beaches at Shawnee Mission Park from noon to 6 p.m. and Kill Creek Park from noon to 6 p.m. Enjoy free half-hour pedal boat, kayak, and paddleboard rentals at the marinas in Shawnee Mission Park from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and free half-hour pedal boat, canoe, and kayak rentals at the marina in Kill Creek Park from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Concessions will be available at Shelter #3 in Shawnee Mission Park 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is being held in conjunction with National Trails Day and coincides with JCPRD’s annual free fishing weekend when both Kansas and District fishing and boating permits are waived. For details about this awesome day, please visit the Day in the Park event page. *Heritage Park will be open from 11 p.m. - 5 a.m. for overnight fishing, fishing and boating permits will not be required for this weekend only.

Join Friends of the Kaw for the Turkey Creek bike ride and stream cleanup
Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon join the Friends of the Kaw for the Turkey Creek bike ride and stream cleanup! Meet at Chatlain Park, 6300 Carter, Merriam, KS. We will focus on cleaning up Turkey Creek from Chatlain Park south but you can enjoy riding the entire Turkey Creek Trail from 75th Street to Waterfall Park on Merriam Drive just south of Antioch. There is also a new trail section on the east side of I-35 from Antioch to Metcalf.

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