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Johnson County Government exists to provide hundreds of high-quality services to its more than 560,000 residents. Some County initiatives are highly-visible and impact residents' lives on a daily basis, including wastewater, stormwater, and roadway improvements along with construction or renovation of public buildings. Others County services happen behind the scenes, while plenty of what we do is highly popular, like library programs, park and recreation activities and fun events.

Resident News

Taking microtransit to the O.P. Farmer's Market

Starting in July, the county's microtransit pilot program will expand to help get people to and from the Overland Park Farmer's Market on Saturdays. The BOCC as well as the Overland Park City Council came to an agreement on the pilot program this week. Learn about the details in this news release.

 

 

2019 Johnson County Disaster Preparedness Survey

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We just received the 2019 Johnson County Disaster Preparedness Survey draft report from our partner ETC Institute.  This year we had over 1000 people complete the survey!  We are currently working with ETC on the final report and hope to have the full report out for public consumption by late spring.  For now, we will be releasing small snippets of info on social media.  Follow us on Facebook: Johnson County Emergency Management and Twitter: @joco_emergency.

Quick Links

If you are looking for a place to work that encourages you to grow, innovate , and give back, contact:  EMC-Recruit@jocogov.org

If you have an audio request for emergency communications (fire and EMS), contact:  ECC-Audioreq@jocogov.org

If you are interested in 911 Education or Outreach opportunities, contact:  EMC-ECCPublicEducation@jocogov.org

2018 Property Tax Statements Due by December 20, 2018

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has begun mailing 204,736 real estate and 18,942 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The first half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Thursday, December 20, 2018, and the second half taxes are due on or before Friday, May 10, 2019. 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 mortgage company, the statement will say “THIS IS NOT A TAX BILL” at the bottom. For those taxpayers that pay their statements directly, there will be a return payment stub at the bottom of the statement

Please note that the 'SCH CAPITAL OUTLAY' taxes levied by your local school district are showing in 2018 as a separate taxing authority record on your tax statement.  On prior tax statements, these funds were included in the 'UNIFIED' taxing authority associated with your school district.  This is for display purposes only.

Taxpayers have several convenient options to pay their taxes:

  • Online - Through our website, taxbill.jocogov.org, tax payments may be submitted electronically using our eCheck option for only $1 per transaction, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) for a 2.4% service fee per transaction.
  • By Mail – Taxpayers can mail a check along with the payment stub to PO Box 2902, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.
  • In Person - Taxpayers can make a payment at our office location, 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1500 in Olathe. Forms of payment accepted at our office include cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card (payment by credit/debit card includes an additional 2.4% service fee).

There are many other services on our website that may be helpful this tax season. Taxpayers may view an electronic version of their tax statement and print off tax receipts once their payment has been processed. They may also find important Tax Forms and get many questions answered through our Frequent Questions page.

New renderings available on new Johnson County Courthouse

New interior renderings and fly-through animation of the new Johnson County Courthouse are now available here. These materials as well as a project status report were presented to the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, sitting as the Committee of the Whole, on Thursday, Oct. 25. Brad Reinhardt, Director of Facilities Management, presented the update with representatives from project team members JE Dunn, TreanorHL and Fentress Architects. A news release that summarizes the presentation is available at this link.

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 annual exercise is the county’s opportunity to test, in partnership with cities, its processes and procedures that would be in place should a disaster or crisis strike.

Examples of functions representatives practice included public safety, mass casualty, logistics, planning, procurement and communications. This is the county’s 4th annual full scale exercise. Each year offers a new opportunity for participants to learn and practice all of their skills in a controlled setting.
Photo courtesy: Trent Pittman

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 spearheaded the effort to bring VTC to Johnson County, as well as Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss and Major General Clyde J. "Butch" Tate II, a military lawyer who previously served as the 19th Deputy Judge Advocate General of the United States Army. U.S. Senator Jerry Moran delivered the keynote speech.

"The four veterans we honor today are on a path to provide us with leadership," said Senator Moran. "Our country desperately needs you as role models."

The four graduates each appeared in front of the audience with their volunteer mentors. Graduates received a certificate and a program coin, and made brief remarks. 

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 south of the Criminalistics Laboratory of the Sheriff’s Office on the Johnson County Government campus at 119th Street and Ridgeview Road. More information is available in this news release.

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 registration sticker.  The permanent plate will be mailed directly to the customer. Customers can expect to receive plates within 10-14 business days.

It is very important that customers remember to put the registration sticker received at the County Motor Vehicle Office on the new plate and attach the plate to the correct vehicle.

Please note customers with current embossed plates do not need to order a new plate because of the system change.

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.

The office is working to reduce overtime expenditures for Motor Vehicle staff and balance customer volume throughout the business day.

This change does not apply to the Driver License offices, which are operated by the Kansas Department of Revenue.

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