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July 31, 2018

County bonds receive highest ratings

Johnson County’s strong financial standing remains unchanged with all three bond rating agencies affirming a triple-A bond rating for the sale of $232.79 million of general obligation (G.O.) internal improvement bonds, Series 2018A.


July 30, 2018

It's Johnson County Fair time with informational booths

Johnson County is showcasing its programs and services at booths during the Johnson County Fair in Gardner now underway through Saturday, Aug. 4, with a 2018 theme of “Have a Squealing Good Time.”

Representatives from several county...

County Administration Building
July 24, 2018

Public invited to weigh in on proposed 2019 budget

The Board of County Commissioners and Johnson County staff invite residents to attend the public hearing on the proposed 2019 budget to...

July 23, 2018

Advance voting begins at six Johnson County locations

Advance voting is now underway through Monday, Aug. 6 in the 2018 primary election.

These six locations in Johnson County are open through Saturday:

  • Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland...
Sign that says Driver's License
July 21, 2018

Where to direct questions about Kansas driver's licensing

As a reminder, Johnson County works as an agent for the state of Kansas in performing motor vehicle functions. Johnson County Motor Vehicle collects more than $90 million in property taxes levied on vehicles for the state, county, cities, schools...

The Addams Family - drawing of haunted house
July 20, 2018

The Addams Family opens at The Theatre in the Park

Everything will change for the Addams family when they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. So, grab a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening under the stars! 

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6...

July 19, 2018

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...

Staff from JCPRD and the County Manager's Office pose with Johnson County Commissioners Eilert, Klika and Shaffer for award.
July 16, 2018

Arts & Heritage Center wins national award

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) was awarded the Historical/Cultural Facility Award for the Arts & Heritage Center by the National...

Election Office "vote here" sign
July 13, 2018

July 17 is voter registration deadline

Tuesday, July 17, is the voter registration deadline for those wishing to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election. Residents can check their registration or register for the first time with the ...

County management and commissioners turning dirt for groundbreaking
July 12, 2018

Construction officially kicks off on new Johnson County Courthouse

Today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners celebrated the construction kickoff of the new courthouse with about 175 residents, city and county leaders, community groups and other interested stakeholders. The groundbreaking ceremony...