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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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Coming to a mailbox near you: new issue of JoCo Magazine
March 15, 2017

Look for the new issue of JoCo Magazine, a special edition focused entirely on public safety, to hit your mailbox soon if it hasn't aleardy! JoCo Magazine is a printed publication created by Johnson County Government, mailed three times per year to every household in the county. 

The Fall 2016 issue, as well as past issues, can be viewed on the JoCo Magazine page of our website.

Motor Vehicle offices to close Oct. 10 for training
October 6, 2016

Johnson County Motor Vehicle offices will be closed to the public on Monday, Oct. 10, for an all-staff training. Motor vehicle offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

The locations of the closed offices are:

  • Mission Motor Vehicle Office, 6000 Lamar Ave.
  • Olathe Motor Vehicle Office, 782 N. Ridgeview Rd.

Dealer and fleet services will also be unavailable. Motor vehicle employees will attend a day-long training on Oct. 10 to review policies and procedures and operational changes. Customers can renew their vehicle registrations online at kswebtags.org or by mail. All other Johnson County Government offices will be open Oct. 10. 

Final Saturday HHW & electronics recycling event Oct. 8
October 4, 2016

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.

Election workers needed for Nov. 8 General Election
October 3, 2016

The Johnson County Election Office is in urgent need of 300 election workers to serve voters at Johnson County polls during the Nov. 8 General Election.

Election workers who work at a polling place are provided a stipend of at least $135 for their public service on each Election Day. 

Election workers must be registered voters in Johnson County, and:

  • Be registered in the election worker pool;
  • Complete required training for that election; and,
  • Receive a polling place assignment from the Election Office.

Workers must be available for the entire Election Day, beginning at least one hour prior to the opening of the polls. General election polls in November will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

For more information and a link to the application form, visit www.vote4joco.org/apply, call 913-715-6836, or email electionworker@jocoelection.org. Election worker application deadline is Oct. 18.

Friday + fishin' = family fun!
September 28, 2016

Join Johnson County Park and Recreation District Friday, Sept. 30 for a family fun night of fishing! Here is the schedule for the evening:

  • 5:30-6:00 Dinner of hotdogs, chips, and apples will be provided!
  • 6:00-7:00 Fishing at Catfish Pond with boats available (provided life vests must be worn). Staff will assist with boats and can help with basic fishing questions.
  • 7:00-7:30 Roasting marshmallows at a campfire!

Bring your own pole and tackle or we can provide a fishing pole. We will also provide bait and marshmallows! Participants age 16 and older are required to have a Kansas fishing license. Licenses will not be sold on site. This fun family event is just $10 per person, $11 for nonresidents. For more information or to register, please call (913) 831-3359. Or to register online go to our Online Registration page (https://online.activenetwork.com/jcprd/Start/Start.asp) and do a barcode search for 35076.

Are you registered to vote for the General Election?
October 3, 2016

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Voter registration in Johnson County ends Oct. 18. Voters who changed their name or address will need to complete a new voter registration application.

Voting by mail begins Oct. 19. Voters need to complete an application for an advance voting ballot by mail. All mail ballots must be returned to the Johnson County Election Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Advancing voting in person starts Oct. 24 at six Johnson County locations, including:

Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center (construction site)
8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park (temporary entrance on 89th Street)

Hilltop Campus – Blue Valley 
7700 West 143rd Street, Overland Park

Johnson County Northeast Offices
6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission  

Okun Field House
20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee

Johnson County Sunset Office Building
11811 South Sunset Drive, Olathe  

Johnson County Election Office
2101 East Kansas City Road, Olathe

Kansas law requires that all voters show photo identification to vote in advance and at the polls. If a voter is registering for the first time in Kansas, he or she must submit evidence of U.S. citizenship. 

For more information or questions about voting, contact the Johnson County Election Office by calling 913-715-6800, emailing at election@jocoelection.org or visiting jocoelection.org, facebook.com/jocoelection or twitter.com/jocoelection.