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Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S Cherry, 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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Add your input to the RideKC Transit Plan
July 27, 2016

Transit stakeholders across the Kansas City region have been working on increasing the connections between people and employment. Johnson County Government is an active partner in these efforts and encourages to input from our county’s residents.

The Mid-America Regional Council will be hosting a public meeting so residents can provide input and share information on their transit experiences.

Thursday, July 28
4:30–6 p.m.

Matt Ross Community Center
8101 Marty Street, Overland Park, KS 66204
Bus routes: 556, 664

There will be a 20-minute presentation at 4:40 p.m., and the remainder of the meeting will be an open house. If you’re unable to make this meeting, others are available across the region. A transit survey is also available online.

How to save time waiting at Motor Vehicle offices
July 25, 2016

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.

Extreme heat expected through Saturday evening
July 22, 2016

In the Kansas City region, including Johnson County, temperatures are predicted to reach the high 90s with heat indexes over 100 degrees.

All residents and visitors to the area should take caution in these rising temperatures. Though hours of operation may vary, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment have identified local cooling stations in Johnson County at which people can rest and recharge.

As reminder, during extremely hot weather such as this:

  • Do not use a fan as your primary source of cooling. If no air conditioning, visit a public building or cooling center.
  • Check on your neighbors, friends and relatives at least twice a day (morning and night).
  • Never leave children or pets in closed vehicles. In a matter of minutes, temperatures inside a car can reach over 140 degrees and can kill.
  • If you have to work outside or without air conditioning, make sure to take frequent breaks, rest in the shade and drink plenty of water.
  • Start drinking fluids before going out in the heat. Drink plenty of water and avoid drinks with high sugar, caffeine and alcohol.
  • Avoid overexposure to the sun and postpone outdoor activities and games.
Co-responder program expands in Johnson County
July 20, 2016

Nine cities in Northeast Johnson County will participate in the Johnson County Mental Health Center’s co-responder that supports local police in dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues.

The program brings in a mental health professional to accompany police officers on calls that involve potential mental health issues with a goal to provide individuals quicker access to mental health services and keep them out of jail and local emergency rooms. This latest addition to the program brings the cities of Fairway, Leawood, Merriam, Mission, Mission Hills, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Westwood and Westwood Hills. This means that 13 cities are now participating in Johnson County with communities that have previously signed on — Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park and Shawnee.

Watch a short video about the co-responder program.

In 2015, local dispatchers called for a co-responder to assist on 1,184 combined calls in Olathe and Overland Park. Of these calls, law enforcement placed offending persons in jail 23 times and emergency rooms 49 times, or just 1.9 percent and 4.1 percent respectively.

Read the press release about co-responder program expansion.

Primary Election advance voting begins today
July 18, 2016

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.

More tours to come...
July 14, 2016

Monday, July 11 kicked off a series of courthouse tours being offered for Johnson County residents and the public. A quarter-cent sales tax question will be on the Nov. 8 ballot to fund a proposed new county courthouse and coroner facility. The tour will enable the local voters to view first-hand some of the issues with the courthouse, including the inability to completely separate inmates from the public in the facility’s hallways.

This week’s tour started with a presentation from Assistant County Manager Joe Waters. Participants then watched a short video. They toured two courtrooms, jury deliberation room and visited several places in the building with infrastructure issues. Finally, Katie McClaflin of the Johnson County Bar Association and Judge Kelly Ryan of Division 17 facilitated a civics and judicial system discussion. Local county officials were available for questions and discussion.

The county is continuing to provide tours through early November.

Future tours will be open on:

Tuesday, July 26

Monday, Aug. 15

Tuesday, Aug. 23      

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Monday, Oct. 3

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Visit jocopublicsafety.org for more information.

Join Us!

Start: September 6, 2016

Finish: November 8, 2016

Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner Provided.

Session one: Sept. 6 at 6 p.m., Introduction to county history & leadership (alumni will attend)

Location: Johnson County Administration Builiding RM 200 111 S. Cherry Street, Olathe, KS, 66061

Questions: call (913) 715-0729 or email Chelsea.Morton@jocogov.org