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Johnson County uses DemandStar for vendor notification services. All vendors are also welcome to review the Johnson County Purchasing website to view Invitations for Bid and Requests for Proposal. Vendors may request bid packets directly from the County.
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Free Tax Help at the Central Resource Library: 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212, (913) 826-4600
Free tax assistance and preparation for low and middle-income taxpayers. Special attention to those age 60 and older, will be available from AARP Tax-Aide. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.
Feb. 1 - April 15
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Appointments and walk-ins
Reserve your appointment online after Jan. 1, or by calling (913) 735-5489 after Jan. 15.
Contact the Johnson County Appraiser's office by phone: 913-715-9000, to speak with one of the appraisers.
Call (913) 715-9000 to speak to an appraiser: The "canned" message will provide directives concerning property types. Select the appropriate Property type to speak with a customer service appraiser representative who will be able to connect you to the appropriate appraiser.
The step-by-step Appeals Process can be found at http://appraiser.jocogov.org/general/appeal.htm#step. For your convenience, the process is reproduced below. Should you have questions concerning this information, contact the county Appraiser's Office by phone at 913-715-9000.
~ Preparing for Residential, Commercial and Personal Property Appeals ~
Filing an Appeal
To appeal or not to appeal?
If you believe your property is valued fairly but taxes are too high, an appeal probably won’t help. Instead you should attend the public hearings held by the governmental groups that set tax rates. Each invites public comment.
If you think the appraised value is more than you would reasonably get if you sold your property, you should consider an appeal. Remember the Appraiser is required to value all property at "fair market value." Reviewing real estate advertisements or visiting with real estate professionals can also provide helpful information about market conditions.
Is there help available?
The Appraiser’s Office staff can help you review and verify data on your property. If you are considering an appeal, a “Real Estate Property Values" book, published by the Appraiser's Office, is available at the Office and at all public libraries.
How do I file an appeal?
The Appraiser’s Office tries to make the process as simple as possible. The appeal form and instructions are on the back of the Notice of Appraised Value. You can even request an evening appointment or a telephone hearing (available on a limited basis).
By law, you must file your appeal 30 days subsequent to the date of mailing of the valuation notice (K.S.A. 79-1448).
What happens after I appeal?
The first level of an appeal is the informal hearing. You are notified by mail at least 10 days prior of the date of the hearing.
Once you start this appeal, be sure to pursue it to your satisfaction. If you drop it, you cannot appeal later on the same property in the same tax year.
Preparing for a Residential or Commercial Appeal
~ Preparing for a Residential Appeal ~
A property owner can prepare for an appeal hearing by reviewing the characteristics of the property as listed on the appraiser’s Property Record Card. Check the square footage of living area, number of baths, and bedrooms, lot size, garages, condition and etc.
Ask the Appraiser’s Office for a copy of the Comparable Sales Sheet and review the other properties listed on the document for differences in characteristics, size, location, style, etc.
If you feel that the sales listed on the comparable sales sheet are very different from your property, the Appraiser’s Office or a local real estate broker can make available the prices of actual sales of homes that have occurred in your subdivision or neighborhood.
Additional evidence that may help to support the value for your residential property is as follows:
A recent appraisal such as those done for a home or commercial loan or refinancing
A signed sales contract
Photographs of any structural damage
Copies of recent estimates for repairs along with photographs and
Data on recent sales in your area for property that is similar to their own.
~ Preparing for a Commercial Appeal ~
Property owners or their representative must bring information that will be helpful to the commercial appraiser to better understand why the property value should be lowered.
The following information should be provided:
Commercial Owner Occupied:
Three year operating expenses
Any sales contract or listing brochure
Evidence of differed maintenance, plus documented cost cure
Appraisals for purchase, financing or other reason
Studies to include Market Analysis or Highest and Best Use
For new construction – construction costs
For upgrades – cost of remodeling
Income Producing Properties:
Detailed rent roll
Lease abstract for new leases with detail on tenant improvements
Detailed three year income
Detailed three year expenses, itemized as to tenant and landlord obligations
Detailed three year expenses, itemized as to tenant and landlord obligations
Any sales contract or listing brochure
Rent information on any vacant space
Evidence of any differed maintenance, plus documented cost cure
Appraisals for purchase, financing or other reason
Studies to include Market Analysis or Highest and Best Use
For new construction – construction costs
For upgrades – cost of remodeling
Important Reminder: Property owners may appeal the valuation during the Informal Appeal process or Payment Under Protest when the tax bill is paid. If an Informal Appeal is filed, this is the only one available for the year (unless the property transfers ownership). If no appeal is filed at this time, the next alternative will be Payment Under Protest.
~ Preparing for a Personal Property Appeal ~
Property owners who feel that their classification or appraised value of their personal property is inaccurate may appeal on or before May 15. It is not required that property owners be represented by an agent or attorney, owners mat represent themselves.
Any property owner who intends to be represented by an agent must complete a "Declaration of Representative" or declaration form and return it to the County Appraiser prior to the date of the hearing. All forms are available through the County Appraiser's Office and the State Court of Tax Appeals.
NOTE: Property owners may appeal the value on their property only once during any tax year.
What else should I know?
The hearing is truly informal. It is an opportunity to meet with an appraiser and make sure the Appraiser's Office has the correct information and understands your concerns. Try to focus on the question, "Is your property appraised at fair market value?" In turn, we promise to do our job in a friendly, polite and fair way.
One of the common reasons residential property owners file an appeal is because they feel the property taxes are unaffordable due to living on a fixed income. State law does not allow appraisers any leeway to adjust appraised values based on a homeowners ability to pay but the state does offer assistance via the Homestead Refund.
STEP 3 - The Appeal Process
In the Spring
There are two opportunities to appeal an appraised value. The first opportunity is in the spring when the Notices of Appraised Value are mailed to property owners.
The second time to appeal is by Payment Under Protest. Once the appeal process has started, it is best to follow through until satisfied. Once an appeal, is abandoned, paying under protest later for the same property and tax year cannot be done.
The form for an appeal is located on the back of the Spring Notice of Appraised Value (NOAV). There are three successive levels of appeals if an agreement is not reached at a previous level. Instructions for filing to the higher two Court of Tax Appeal (COTA) levels are enclosed with a property owners appeal results.
Level I: Informal Hearing
Informal Hearings are held in the County Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, in Olathe, Kansas. Property owners meet at this location with an appraiser for approximately 20 minutes to discuss their property characteristics and fair market value.
The Informal Hearing is the first of three possible levels of appeal. By law, all owners have the right to appeal the appraised valuation of their property.
A written appeal must be filed 30 days subsequent to the date of mailing of the valuation notice (K.S.A. 79-1448). At this level, many property owners represent themselves. However, a representative may be designated by filing a declaration form.
During the informal hearing, appraisers will demonstrate why they believe the appraisal value is correct. Please come prepared to present evidence such as photographs of structural damage, estimates of repairs or other documentation.
For commercial appeals refer to the list of items under “Preparing for a Commercial Appeal” which is located on page 7.
Informal hearings are relaxed and are an opportunity to meet and discuss how property is valued.
All informal hearings are concluded typically by May 15 of each year and the results are mailed.
Level II: Small Claims Division of State Court of Tax Appeals (COTA)
Property owners have 30 days to appeal to the next level if they are not satisfied with the Informal Hearing results.
Owners of single-family residences, who wish to pursue their appeal, must go through the Small Claims Division.
Owners of commercial property, valued at less than $2 million, may choose to go to Small Claims or the regular division of COTA.
Property valued at more than $2 million is handled by the regular division of COTA.
All agricultural property is handled by the regular division of COTA. In an intermediate appeal, property owners must go through the Small Claims Division to meet with a hearing officer hired by the state (less formal than the Regular Division of COTA appeals). In either case, the time, date and location will be mailed by the state. Hearings may be held in the county where the property is located or in an adjacent county.
Remember to bring evidence relevant to the appeal. Extra copies are not required since the Small Claims Division does not maintain files. The role of the hearing officer is to listen to information (and ask questions) presented by property owners and an appraiser during a 20 - 30 minute hearing. A decision will be mailed to property owners by the State of Kansas within 30 days of the hearing. Along with the hearing results, information on how to pursue your appeal to the third level will be provided. Property owners have 30 days to file the next appeal.
Level III: Regular Division of COTA
The Regular Division of the State Court of Tax Appeals will mail to property owners, information regarding the date, time and location of a hearing. Hearings are held in Topeka, Kansas. At this stage of the appeal process property owners are often represented by attorneys.
All evidence planned for use must be submitted to the county appraiser 10 days in advance of the hearing.
Members of the State Court of Tax Appeals are appointed by the governor of the State of Kansas and are independent of the appraiser and the county. One or more court members will attend your hearing.
All parties and witnesses are sworn in or given an oath of affirmation and the proceedings include a court reporter or audio taping.
Appraisers from the county will make their presentation. Then property owners are given sufficient time to ask questions and present their case to the court. The court representatives may direct questions to either party. Typically, 30 minutes are allotted for the hearing but COTA can extend the time limit at their discretion.
The state will mail hearing results to property owners within 30-60 days. The County Appraiser’s Office enters any change in value ordered by COTA and notifies the County Treasurer. If there is a reduction in valuation that results in a tax refund, it will be issued by the office of Treasury and Financial Management.
Note: Property owners have a second opportunity to appeal in the fall. See Paying Taxes Under Protest (PUP), on page 10 under Tax Bill Information.
~ Appealing your Personal Property Appraisal ~
If you feel the classification or appraised value of your personal property is inaccurate, you may appeal on or before May 15. As a convenience to the property owner, the form for an appeal is on the back of the value notice.
1. Informal Appeal: The first step in the appeal process is to file the appeal form with the County Appraiser's Office. You will be notified of the time and date for an informal meeting with the appraiser. If you are not satisfied with the results of this meeting, you may appeal to the Hearing Officer Panel.
It is not required that property owners be represented by an agent or attorney; owners may represent themselves. Any property owner who intends to be represented by an agent (any person other than the owner of the property , their family members or their attorney) must complete a "Declaration of Representative" form and return it to the County Appraiser prior to the date of the hearing. All forms are available through the County Appraiser's Office and the State Court of Tax Appeals.
2. State Court of Tax Appeals: When you receive the results of the informal appeal, you will also receive instructions on how to file an appeal to the next level -- the State Court of Tax Appeals. You have 30 days to file. Again, the state will send notices of date and location of your hearing. All evidence must be submitted to the county appraiser 20 days in advance of the hearing. Members of the State Court of Tax Appeals are hired by the State of Kansas and one or more of them will attend your hearing. Usually 30 minutes are allotted for the hearing, and results will be mailed to you within about 30-45 days. This hearing is much like the Hearing Officer Panel.
NOTE: Property owners may appeal the value on their property only once during any tax year.
In the Fall and Winter
Once Records & Tax Administration completes the calculation of assessed values and mill levies (tax rates), the county Treasurer issues tax bills for payment. Tax bills are mailed to property owners and mortgage companies.
Paying Taxes Under Protest
Property owners who believe their tax bill was calculated incorrectly or the property value used by the appraiser is not correct should file a Payment Under Protest (PUP). However, if the thought is, “My taxes are just too high”, a PUP may not help. As referenced on page 2 of the County Appraiser’s cover letter, taxing jurisdictions hold public hearings in the summer to receive ideas from property owners regarding budgets and the cost to provide public service.
Property owners who wish to pay their taxes under protest must contact the County Treasurer for the appropriate protest form. PUP forms can be retrieved online via their Website at: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/.....
The PUP document must be completed and submitted to the County office of Treasury and Financial Management when the payment is made.
The Appraiser's Office will contact property owners with a date and time concerning their hearing and to discuss the valuation of their property only. Other taxation issues will be directed to COTA.
Property owners who have not had a meeting with the County Appraiser on the valuation of their property for the same tax year may file a PUP.
Please carefully read and follow the instructions precisely to ensure a successful appeal.
If the PUP document is received in the Treasury and Financial Management Office unsigned it will be considered invalid and returned. The delay may jeopardize your chances for a hearing.
Complete the PUP form and file a copy with the County Treasury and Financial Management Office between November 1 and December 20 with your payment.
If at least one-half (1/2) of the taxes are paid by an escrow agent, a protest of the taxes must be filed no later than the following January 31.
If taxes are paid after these deadlines, any protest of the taxes must be filed at the time the taxes are paid.
Please keep a copy of the PUP form. The PUP document must be used to file a protest with COTA if unsatisfied with the county's decision.
The County Appraiser’s office contacts property owners to schedule an informal meeting once the County Treasurer forwards the protest. It may be several weeks before property owners are notified of their appeal date.
The PUP hearing with an appraiser is just like the informal appeals that are held in the spring. Please follow the same general guidelines for preparing for this hearing.
If a PUP is filed on the basis of an illegal tax levy (K.S.A. 79-2005), an appendix must be completed and attached to the PUP form.
PUP forms are mailed by the County Treasurer to COTA. No informal hearing will be held with the Appraiser in the case of illegal tax levy protests. Note: See pages 6-7 (How to Prepare for a Real Property Appeal) regarding what evidence to bring for a commercial or residential appeal hearing.
If you are successful in your appeal and your paid taxes are reduced, a refund will be issued upon the Treasurer receiving a correction from the County Appraiser's Office. If there is still a second half balance due, that amount will be reduced and no refund will be made.
Typically, sales price is good evidence of value if the parties are not related or unduly motivated to buy or sell. Sales are not the sole criteria of fair market value but will be used along with other factors.
By law, your property is appraised at “fair market value” as it exists on January 1. The state’s definition: “Fair market value means the amount in terms of money that a well informed buyer is justified in paying and a well informed seller is justified in accepting for property in an open and competitive market, assuming that the parties are acting without undue compulsion.”
Additional information can be found on the Appraiser's Office website: http://appraiser.jocogov.org/general/realestate.
All property owners have the right to appeal the appraised valuation. By law, however, you must notify the Office of the Appraiser in writing within 30 days of the mailing of the valuation notice typically with a mail date of March 1 with a deadline to appeal of March 31 each year.
The purpose of an appeal is to establish the fair market value of property where there is significant difference in opinion of value. During the appeal, an appraiser will review information submitted by you to determine if your property has been appraised in a manner that is consistent with other property owners and that you are being treated justly and fairly.
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There is no county regulation particular to tobacco. You would have to comply with whatever zoning regulations applied to the business operation, but that is not a product-specific issue. For example, sales of tobacco from a kiosk on your front lawn would not be allowed, but not because of the product, but because retail sales in a residential district are prohibited. If you get the state to issue whatever licenses and permits you need you will not have any “sales” issues with us.
Also, for the most part, the county only regulates in the unincorporated area, so if you are within the city limits you are outside of our jurisdiction. Whether a city has restrictions is something you should take up with the city, if that is where you intend to operate.
What sources are available to find companies that fall within certain SIC and NAICS classification codes?
The easiest assistance is found on the NAICS Association website: www.naics.com/censusfiles/ND236220.HTM and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The most recent NAICS update is 2002; search using keyword(s) that most closely describe the code for the establishment you seek.
Government employees are not allowed to provide assistance that could be in anyway construed to be legal advice. You may enter you question at Google.com and receive several online sites that provide the information you seek, or search Dun & Bradstreet for business credit information. When all else fails, contact an attorney whose forte is in the area of interest.
How can I reach Russ Pankey? I paid for a shelf on Gov Deals. Russ is the point of cantact but does not answer his phone nor return phone calls.
GovDeals is not a service offered by Johnson County Government, and Mr. Pankey is not our employee. You can contact the Better Business Bureau or the office of the KS Attorney General to check the validity of that website and to discover the possibility of recovering your money.
Contact the city of Overland Park at: (913) 895-6000.
Contact the IRS with your request. Include as many details as you can about the business and your reason for the request. Expect to wait four to six weeks for a response. The request should be mailed to the same IRS office you send your tax return to. If you are unsure about the address, call the IRS at 800-829-1040 and ask for that information.
Who should I contact to report a problem with a concrete contractor who has cost me a lot of money and property damage?
Contact the office of the Johnson County District Attorney for direction on possible assistance available to you. The phone number is 913-715-3000.
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment provides Child Care Licensing info on the following website: http://www.kdheks.gov/bcclr/index.html
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Contact the office of the District Court Trustee (913-715-3600)concerning the modification of child support.
I want to adopt my niece who has lived with me for more than 5 years. I am her temporary custodian . How do I legally adopt her?
County government employees are not attorneys and therefore prohibited from providing information that could be construed as legal advice. Your questions are better answered by an attorney who is aware of the laws and court requirements concerning adoption. If the financial responsibility of procuring an attorney is onerous, the Kansas Legal Services could be a resource for you. You may contact them by calling 1/800-723-6953, a toll free number, to see if they can be of service to you.
The document can be obtained from the Records Division of the Johnson County District Court. Following are requirements:
- Must appear in person at the Johnson County Courthouse: 100 N. Kansas, Olathe, KS 66061
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- Cost for copies are as follows: 50¢ per page; $1 per document for certified copy
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Should you have additional questions, contact the District Court Records Division at (913) 715-3480.
If a permit was filed on your home, the city where your home is domiciled may have a copy of your blueprint. The other option for recently built homes would be your builder. The county government does not maintain blueprint files.
I recv'd. my handicap stickers but my placards are disintegrating. How do I get new placcards, #571167/#571168... can you mail them to me. Thanks
Resubmit the Certification of Disability Placard form to DMV (via FAX) at 913-715-2510. See the addressing APPROPRIATE APPLICATION(s). Note the reference to Replacement Placard, Current Disabled ID Card Number; Since this is a replacement placard, no licensed professional's statement is needed.
The estimated turn-around time is 7-10 business days.
If you have additional questions concerning this matter contact the Johnson County Treasurer's office at (913) 715-2600.
At a recent meeting of the Hispanic Task Force, someone from the IT department shared a new web program that featured a directory of 211 services in the county, housing information and news about upcoming events. I need more information.
2-1-1 is a United Way information site that provides thousands of nonprofit and government human services available to people in the northeast Kansas counties of Doniphan, Franklin Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, and Wyandotte. The assistance included on the site include parenting resources, free tax preparation info, holiday assistance, mentoring, after-school programs, senior care, counseling, food pantries, disability services, laid-off workers center, safe havens, links to KS United Ways, Volunteer opportunities, Nonprofits listing, and much, much, more. You can access the site by simply typing 2-1-1 of Kansas for the web address.
You can send your letter to:
Maury Thompson - Director
10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219
Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) has a governing board, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. You can send that letter to the same address as JCDS, just write the letter to the attention of the JCDS Governing Board.
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Unfortunately your have not provided enough information concerning the particular case filing. Please contact the Records Division of the District Court at (913)715-3450 for assistance.
My daughter wants to get married in Mexico. Is the marriage legal in Kansas? If so, is there any paperwork that has to be filed here and what is it?
Marriages of Kansas citizens outside the continental USA (e.g. Mexico) are recognized by the state of Kansas. However, there are some particulars that you should know that are best explained by a representative of the Civil Division of the Johnson County District Court. So that you are aware of documents necessary to the State of Kansas, call the following number: 715-3400 to request additional information regarding KS citizens and marriage ceremonies held in Mexico.
Contact the Records Division of the Johnson County District Courts to obtain copies of court cases. The contact number is 913-715-3376. They will be able to tell you if the case records are available online. Be sure to have your case number at hand.
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Where can I get a copy of my father's last will? I am sure it was intially filed in Johnson County Kansas.
While there is no requirement that a will be filed with the Johnson County District Court, some are on record there for safekeeping. Contact the Records Division of the Johnson County District Court (913-715-3480) to see if a will is on file for your parent. Other possibilities maybe a personal attorney or bank.
How can i file for divorce on my own? Where do i get the paperwork? I now live in kansas and he lives in missouri. We were married in missouri
Since Johnson County employees are prohibited from offering legal advice, my suggestion is that you hire an attorney, and/or contact the district court in the city where you were married to discover the steps you need to take to file for divorce. You may also contact the Office of Vital Statistics for the state of Kansas or Missouri to pose the questions for which you need answers.
Court staff can provide information that can be helpful in the handling of your case. However, court staff cannot provide legal advice, which limits the type of information that can be given. The following are guidelines established by Supreme Court Administrative Order 232 for court staff to follow. Your understanding of what information can be provided will assist you in effectively talking with court staff.
Contact the District Court Records Division (913) 715-3480. Give them the information you have and they can then advise if that is what they need to provide the document you seek.
The absent father of my daughter is willing to sign over his rights, where do I find the form for him to fill out?
Contact the Clerk of the District Court at (913)715-3350 for assistance.
Contact the Civil Division of the Johnson County District Court at (913) 715-3400 to obtain the information you need.
You may contact either the Civil Division of the District Court for information concerning your question. While government employees are not permitted to offer legal advice, they may be able to give you an idea of where you can secure the documents you need and how to obtain legal assistance to complete your task. The Clerk's Office of the Civil Division may be reached by dialing (93) 715-3400.
The Kansas Judicial Council website (www.kansasjudicialcouncil.org/DivorceForms.shtml) offers some insight regarding divorce forms for self-represented parties. Another source would be the Office of the District Court Clerk/Civil Division. The phone number for the civil division is 913/715-3400. Although the employees are unable to offer legal assistance, they can advise you of the requirements of the District Court to initiate a divorce and they will be able to direct you to the website where you will find the necessary forms.
We strongly recommend that you seek the advice of a qualified attorney for assistance in initiating the step toward your divorce.
Case filing statistics for the Johnson County District Courts reveal the following yearly totals for civil divorce cases from 2005 to 2010:
• 2005 - 2,515 • 2007 - 2,397 • 2009 - 2,515
• 2006 - 2,397 • 2008 - 2,434 • 2010 - 2,519
Additional case filing stats can be found at http://courts.jocogov.org/ca_stats.htm
If the complaint involves child support payments, contact the Johnson County District Court Trustee at 715-3600.
For any other divorce decree related complaint, you will need to have an attorney represent you or you will have to represent yourself and contact the Court to go before the judge to plead your case. For questions concerning the particulars when representing yourself, contact the Clerk of the District Court at 715-3350.
- Request the document in writing or come into the Records Management department at the Johnson County courthouse at 100 N. Kansas, Olathe, KS 66061 - Records Management: 913-715-3480
- Cost: 50¢ per page for each copy; $1 per document for certified copies
- Provide case number. Payment must be made before document is released.
- Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact the office of records management.
Will you please provide me the list of members on the Johnson County Education Research Triangle Authority board? I cannot find an official updated list anywhere, and the JCERT website needs some serious updating. Thank you!
Following are the members of the JoCo Education Research Triangle Authority board.
Chairman Ed Eilert - Chairman/Board of County Commissioners
Vice Chair Michael Boehm - Mayor of Lenexa
Carl Gerlach - Mayor of Overland Park (appointed by KSU)
Terrie Huntington (appointed by Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor of University of KS
C. Ed Peterson - JoCo Commissioner (1st District) (appointed by BOCC)
Jon Stewart - JoCo Community College (Appointed by JCCC Board)
Sue Storm (appointed by Kathleen Sebelius, former governor of KS)
- October 16 - Last day to register
- October 17 - Advance voting by mail begins
- October 22 - Advance voting in person begins
- November 5 - Advanced voting in person closes (12 Noon)
HAVE ABSENTEE BALLOTS BEEN SENT OUT TO ALL OF OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN OVERSEAS TO ENSURE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE?
The Johnson County Election Office has worked very hard to ensure that the ballots for overseas servicemen and women will be sent out by the September 22 deadline.
How do my 3 adult children vote by absentee ballot for the Presidential election? What is the procedure and what is required of them?
Questions concerning absentee or advanced voting may be directed to the Election Office: By phone: 913/782-3441 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or you can go online to: http://www.jocoelection.org/voters/advanceVoting.htm.
For Johnson County, Advance voting and absentee voting are one and the same. There are in depth instructions online at the above web address (http://www.jocoelection.org/voters/advanceVoting.htm). Note: For presidential elections only, polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 20 days prior to each election, click on "Voter Look-Up" on the Johnson County Election Office website to view your voter registration record, to find your Polling Place, and review your Sample Ballot. Check out the website for additional information.
Voters residing within the voting district, who are registered at least 30 days prior to Election Day, automatically receive a mail ballot. Ballots are mailed beginning 20 days before Election Day. To vote in a mail ballot election you must receive a ballot by mail. Voted ballots can only be returned by mail or delivered in person to the Election Office at 2101 E. Kansas City Road in Olathe, KS 66061.
Voter registration for a mail ballot election closes 21 days before Election Day. Anyone who registers to vote up to 30 days before Election Day, but before voter registration closes, is eligible to apply for a mail ballot. However, a ballot will not be sent automatically.
Additional information concerning Mail Ballot Elections, is available online at: http://www.jocoelection.org/VOTERS/Electionfacts.htm.
Are you a registered voter!
Is there is a website showing all upcoming city, county candidates for 2012 primary/general elections and how to get in touch with these candidates? Thanks
Currently there are 15,571 registered voters in Prairie Village, KS.
Information concerning those on the ballot for current elections can be found on the Johnson County Election Office website at www.jocoelection.org. On the left-hand side of the page is a section titled "Voter Resources". Click on Elected Officials Directory to discover term expiration dates for local (city and county), state and national officials.
You make contact the Johnson County Election Office by phone (913-782-3441) for additional information.
Med-Act does look for medical alert bracelets; the expectation is that it would be on the wrist. If your bracelet is not on your wrist, the department suggests that you obtain a File of Life (or Vial of Life) and leave it on your refrigerator or in a conspicuous place so that emergency responders and family members will not have to search for it. That document will allow all of your emergency information to be recorded and readily available in a conspicuous location when needed.
You may email the deputy chief of Med Act at email@example.com
Check out the JoCo Med-Act Group online at http://www.jocoems.org/admnistration/groups.htm//pre for a brief description of how the Public Relations & Education groups interact with community events. Then contact the office at 913-715-1950 to speak with appropriate personnel.
I am a Boy Scout parent. My Scout son is interested in the drought conditons that have resulted in 17.5 million dollars in lost agriculture revenue. What can scouts do to help recover from the drought?
We have consolidated information from several county resources into one resource page concerning the drought in Kansas. Visit this page for more information - http://www.jocogov.org/advisory/heat
First, contact your City Hall office for information concerning disposal options. Cities like Olathe, that have a free drop off location for tree limbs and brush for residents in their location. Also, most cities will have disposal options for tree and brush debris following a major storm. For a fee, the tree and brush debris can be hauled to the Johnson County landfill in Shawnee; or it can be mulched and composted or used for landscaping. If allowed in your area, a brush pile can be open burned after obtaining an open burn permit from the fire department and or the Johnson County Environmental department (JCED). Visit the county's Air Quality website for additional information. The disposal facilities information and Solid Waste options can be found on the following JCED website: http://jced.jocogov.org/swdisposal-options.
I live in Stilwell, KS. A neighbor has 4 junk cars in his yard, trash, and he burns trash. This is a blight. How do I file a complaint..
There are two departments that often work simultaneously in situations you describe. Contact the Planning and Codes department of Johnson County Government at 913-715-2200. They work in tandem with the Environmental department (913-715-6900) and will contact them if the situation requires it.
The Environmental department offers a non-household hazardous waste program. Contact them at 913-715-6900 to schedule an appointment to drop off business and non-household hazardous waste materials. They will be able to provide the address for the drop-off location and other "need to know" facts.
The first thing you should do is contact your City Hall office for disposal options.
A few cities, such as Olathe, have a free drop-off location for tree limbs and brush, if you reside in the city. Most cities will have disposal options for tree and brush debris following a major storm event.
For a fee:
- Tree and brush debris can still be hauled to the Johnson County Landfill located in Shawnee until January 1, 2012.
- Debris can also be hauled to the Olathe composting site.
- A landscaping company or waste hauler can pick up the debris.
Does a septic system need to be inspected upon a residential sale? Can title be transfered without a septic inspection?
The following is an excerpt from the Johnson County Municipal Code concerning requirements for septic systems.
See: Appendix B: ENVIRONMENTAL SANITARY CODE,
Article 4. - INSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS
Section 1 - INSPECTIONS REQUIRED -
Physical site inspections shall be authorized and performed for all permitted or licensed activities under this code.
A. Construction activity. Whenever plans and specifications are required by this code to be submitted to an administering agency as part of a permit application, the agency shall inspect the premises prior to the start of operations to determine compliance with the approved plans and specifications and with any other requirements of this code.
B. Private sewage treatment systems. All private sewage treatment systems may be inspected as often as necessary to determine compliance with this code.
New private sewage treatment systems. Private sewage treatment systems shall be inspected by the environmental department prior to being placed in operation to determine compliance with this code.
- Private sewage treatment systems that change ownership. Private sewage treatment systems shall be inspected by the environmental department prior to issuing a use permit to a property owner to determine compliance with this code. A property resale courtesy inspection performed under authority of this code and conducted no more than 120 days prior to submittal of the use permit application may satisfy this requirement.
Contact the county Environmental department at 913-715-6900 should you have additional questions.
Contact Public Affairs & Communications office via email at CMO-PIO@jocogov.org to request the 2013 State of the County address video.
Is there a limit to the number of pets allowed in a home in the unincorporated part of Johnson County?
Johnson County, through its zoning regulations, limits the number of animals, including pets that can be kept in the unincorporated area. That answer depends upon a number of factors, including the property’s zoning, size, and type of animals. A conditional use permit is often required to keep more than the allowed number of animals and the Johnson County Planning Department should be contacted for additional and specific information (715-2200).
The County has adopted regulations regulating dogs that are defined as either “dangerous” or a nuisance. While there is no general “leash law” in the unincorporated area, the owners of dogs that do not behave can be cited for code violations and in certain circumstances the dogs must be euthanized if they are found to be dangerous. Resolution 032-08 should be referred to for specific regulations.
Dogs must be vaccinated with an approved rabies vaccine and the failure to do so is a violation of County regulations.
My neighbor is building a burn pile at our property line in Fire District 2. When ignited it will burn the shrubs on my side of the line. Is there a regulation regarding how far burn piles must be from property lines?
Contact representatives of Fire District No. 2 at 913-219-2168 for directives on procedures to follow.
The oversight for establishing and changing school district boundaries is the responsibility of Kansas State House of Representatives. Check out the State website at: Kansas House of Representatives.
Yes, as is usually the case, the budget meeting was broadcast live on the web.
The Johnson County Government website is designed to provide information concerning County services available to them through the County Government. WaterOne is not connected to county government in any way. To quote from their website, WaterOne has no taxing authority and is not part of Johnson County Government. Their revenue is the result of water sales, and system development charges. The seven-member Board of Directors are elected, at large, for four-year terms. For additional information about the company, see their website at http://www.waterone.org/au_general.htm.
According to the City Manager's office in the City of Olathe:
- The unemployment rate is 6.7%
- The major employers in Olathe include:
The Olathe School District,
Farmers Insurance, Garmin,
Olathe Medical Center
Johnson County Government
LINKS TO JoCo CITY WEBSITES: http://kansas.hometownlocator.com/ks/johnson
The above website contains a list including each of the 20 incorporated cities in Johnson County, KS.
The Townships (or unincorporated areas) can be found on the following website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Kansas#cite_note-bocc.jocogov.org-12
Go to the County website: www.jocogov.org/. On the left-hand side of the page are links under the title County Government, click on the link titled "Find My Commissioner". At the top of the page (under the headings) you will see a box titled "My Location". Type your street address in the box (do not use any punctuation); click the "GO" button, scroll down and you will see your district and District Commissioner under the heading "Elected Officials".
You will also see your state representative and state senator in the same area.
No, our offices are closed from 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon until 8 a.m. Monday morning.
If your letters are to be addressed to the Board of County Commissioners (or Johnson County Government); the address is 111 S. Cherry Street, Olathe, KS 66061. Be sure to indicate the department to which it is directed and include the suite number. Addresses for County departments and agencies can be found online at http://jocogov.org/departments.
Stilwell is an unincorporated township within Johnson County which is in the state of Kansas.
The list of county departments/agencies and the phone numbers and building addresses can be found by going to the top of the page and clicking on the 'departments' button, or you can go directly to the site by click on this link - http://www.jocogov.org/departments
Does Johnson County have an Economic Development group who announces new businesses or expansion of current businesses?
Johnson County does not currently have an Economic Development group. You can locate local economic development associations through the state of Kansas' website: http://www.thinkbigks.com/local_regional_economic_development_websites
We do not have a staff directory available to the public due to the number of Johnson County employees. By calling the county at (913) 715-5000, the operator will be able to locate the staff member or department you are looking for.
I am trying to get to the caseworker resource center collaborating for Client Success webpage but I am lost. I need to pull up resources for my clients
Contact Steve Yoder, at 913-715-2102 concerning access to the Caseworker Resource Center (CRC) site.
Johnson County Human Services department has an online Accessibility Directory (see: http://hsa.jocogov.org/accessibility/Accessibility%20Directory/access_tableofcontents.shtml) The Accessibility Directory) provides a list of shelters under a link titled "Homeless Resources". The directory provides resource names, addresses and phone numbers.
You can contact the Human Services department by phone at: 913-715-8800 or online at http://hsa.jocogov.org/ -- check out the "Quick Links" on the right hand side of the page.
According to www.drugstore.com, the best and easiest way to dispose of leftover or expired medicines has been to flush them down the toilet. Which guarantees that children and pets can't eat them. However, trace amounts of medicines have been found in some water supplies so it is best to try to take expired medications to either a pharmacy or hazardous waste source for proper disposal. An alternate suggestion would be to ask your pharmacist.
Can you provide a resource web address where I can check out potential help regarding a diagnosis of cancer.
The National Cancer Institute is a service that provides resources based on specific types of cancer and how the cancer is treated; research to support the treatment and assistance in finding doctors to fit the patient's need. Their web address is: www.cancer.gov.
Following are local health care organizations that may be able to assist in determining the best treatment for your friend’s diagnosis:
• www.kccancercenter.com (KC Cancer Center (Overland Park) is partnered with the University of Kansas Cancer Center
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas Cancer Registry
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160-7313
Additional choices may be found by accessing www.jocohealth.org for more service providers. This information is provided by Johnson County through its library system.
Please note: These websites are not provided as recommendations, preferences or as organizations approved by Johnson County government; neither is it an exhaustive list of agencies or medical care facilities available in the area. They are merely organizations that may provide the type of care referenced in your question, and may be helpful to you as you begin your search.
The County does not have a food testing facility. However, you may contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment or the FDA. An additional source of information may be the K-State Extension office at 715-7000.
How can I find out if our landlord is licenced to rent? If they are not licensed, how can I get out of my lease?
Check with the codes and development department in your city for the answer to your questions.
Mission: To provide increased opportunities for decent, safe, affordable, accessible, permanent housing and support services within Johnson County for people who have limited resources, in-cluding people with special needs. The group works with several agencies to help provide permanent housing solutions for families emerging from crisis.
The Coalition currently owns and manages 256 housing units including single family homes, duplexes and apartments in Johnson County, Ks. Contact information: Phone – 913-390-0413 or
Fax – 913-390-0358
For listings of other affordable housing contact: http://socialserve.com/.
For a general listing of apartments: http://apartments.com/
The Public Works & Infrastructure Department Road Maintenance Division blades roads when they become potholed - at times of the year to avoid stirring up a lot of dust.
The Public Works & Infrastructure Department has a county dust control program. If you are interested in obtaining dust control in front of your home, you must complete a form and mail it (and your check for payment) to the Public Works Department. You can contact the Road Maintenance office via e-mail or call (913) 715-8354.
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Dear New employee,
Since very department/agency operates by their own work rules, I suggest you check with your supervisor so that you don't inadvertently abuse departmental protocols. Thanks for utilizing FAQs.
Land & Mapping (5)
I manage an apartment complex at 124/Antioch and the intersection is in desperate need of a stop light. Who do I need to talk to?
The location (124th and Antioch) is within the boundaries of Overland Park. Contact the city of Overland Park at 913/895-6000.
We would like to build a fence in our backyard but do not have the exact property line to have it installed and want to make sure it is in the correct spot.
Contact our Automated Information Mapping department at 715-1600 for assistance. Be prepared to provide the address of your property.
The AIMS department does not apply taxes to any products sold.
The County does not provide surveyor services; you will need to contract with a private surveyor.
Law & Justice (20)
I disagree with court order of child support formy daughter. How do I go about having it reviewed before it is official?
- Contact the office of the District Court Trustee at 913/715-3600 to speak with them regarding your concerns; and/or
- Speak with your attorney prior to the finalization of the court order.
I pulled into a handicap spot, did not park, turn off my vehicle or get out of the car. An officer blocked me in and issued me a ticket for parking in the spot. Is this ticket valid if the car was still on and I was still in it?
County employees are not allowed to give information that could be construed as legal advice. Therefore, you will need to speak with your personal attorney about the circumstances of your being ticketed.
Questions concerning law enforcement should be directed to the the Johnson County Sheriff's Office at (913) 791-5200.
Johnson County employees are not permitted to offer responses that could be construed as legal advice. We recommend that you consult an attorney for a response to this question.
Contact your insurance company and/or the police department for the city where the accident occurred.
No, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office does NOT solicit donations.
Unfortunately we cannot provide an answer for this question as pertinent information is missing. You will need to provide the name of the "Agency" that took the report. (Agency = city, county or Highway Patrol). If you have that information, contact the agency along with the Case Number. Should you have questions, direct your questions to the agency involved. If you were ticketed, there should be a number to contact concerning the matter.
Contact the Johnson County District Attorney's office: phone no. 715-3000. Listen carefully to the recorded message and press the appropriate number when you hear reference to adult expungement. Pose your question to the person who answers the phone.
Go to http://jocosheriff.org. At the top of the page (toward the left by the 'Sheriff' badge) you will see "HOW DO I...". Click on it and scroll down until you see "Report License Tag Violation". Click on it and a "Report License Tag Violation" form will pop up. Complete the form providing the requested information. Click on the Submit button at the bottom of the form. Note: It is important that you submit all of the information requested on the form, including the information concerning your identity.
Should you have questions, call the sheriff's office at 715-7522 or 715-7523.
To see if the document is filed with the District Court or to request a copy of a court document, you may request a copy from the records division of the Johnson County District Court. You may request the file via phone or fax at 913-715-3376.
This question requires an answer from an attorney well versed in the subject matter. County government employees are restricted from proffering advice that could be construed as legal assistance.
Your question would be better answered by an attorney with a background commiserate with the nature of your need. Johnson County government employees are not permitted to provide legal advice.
Following is a description of tickets handled in the Johnson County District Court:
Tickets issued by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Johnson County Park Police, Kansas Wildlife and Parks, and Alcohol Beverage Control are handled in the Johnson County District Court. Check your ticket to determine appropriate jurisdiction.
For additional information see Frequently Asked Questions-Traffic at: Tickets: http://da.jocogov.org/faq/traffic .
If your ticket was issued by another municipality (such as a particular city in Johnson County), check the city directory for instructions or call the city office.
Government employees are prohibited from offering legal advice. We recommend that you employ and attorney for a response to this question.
County employees cannot offer legal advice or recommend a specific course of action. For that reason, we can only encourage you to contact an attorney for assistance in this matter.
Yes, an arrest in your history will be revealed in a federal or state background check. If you are interested in having your record expunged, check with the office of the District Attorney to discover the steps necessary to request such action.
My husband and I bought a home together, but I am not on the loan and he passed away in 2005. How can I apply for exector of a home?
County employees are prohibited from providing information that could be construed as legal advice. The Johnson County Bar Association may be able to recommend an attorney. Their website address is www.jocobar.org, or you can reach them by calling this number: 913-780-5460.
Contact the office of the Johnson County District Attorney (DA). The DA's website contains a page titled "Expungement" (see da.jocogov.org/expungement). If you question is not satisfied there, contact the office at 913-715-3000.
Information concerning divorce procedures is available on the Johnson County Kansas Law Library website: lawlibrary.jocogov.org/pforms.htm. That site will direct you to the area of the Johnson County District Court where a proper response to your inquiry is available.
The requirements for conceal carry can be found at the following website: http://www.jocosheriff.org/index.aspx?page=221.
- Applicants may obtain the application from the Kansas Attorney General's website.
- Applicants may also obtain and must personally submit the application at the Sheriff's Operation Center located at 27747 W 159th St., New Century, KS.
- Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays.
- The Kansas Attorney General's Office began issuing CCH licenses on and after January 1st, 2007.
Further questions may be directed to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Court Security Division at (913) 791-5280.
The following information was obtained from the website for the Kansas State Office of Vital Statistics.
To effect a change in your marriage certificate:
- You will need to provide our office with a certified copy of the bride or groom’s birth certificate as proof of the correct information. We also need a notarized request from the bride and groom stating that they both want to amend the marriage license.
- We will also need a notarized letter from the person that performed the marriage stating the correct information.
- There are several state statutes and regulations that govern the process to amend marriage certificates. Depending on the item being amended, the procedures that you need to follow will vary. If your situation is not addressed or if you would like to verify the information needed, please contact the Amendment Unit at (785) 296-1434.
- Or, if you have questions that can't be answered by browsing the site, email Vital.Records@kdheks.gov
Section c of the below kansas marriage law reads that a man and woman can marry themeselves. Is this accurate?
This site is not designed to offer legal advice. It is our suggestion that you approach your attorney for validation or not.
My son is 20 months old and I wish to legally change his birth name (middle name only). Do I need to petition this through the county and then through the state for his birth certificate? And if so, how?
The fee to amend a birth certificate is $15. This does not include the charge for a certified copy.
The following information can be found at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website (http://www.kdheks.gov/vital/birth.html):
- How to order a BIRTH certificate
- How to locate BIRTH records prior to July 1, 1911
- How to amend/correct a BIRTH certificate
- How to file a delayed certificate of birth
Should you experience problems, email Vital.Records@kdheks.gov, or call (785)296-1400
Does Johnson County have any regulations regarding marriage that are in addition to the Kansas regulations?
The information concerning the requirements for marriage licensing in Johnson County are available online at: http://courts.jocogov.org/dc_ML_MeetRequirements.aspx.
For comparison, the marriage license information for the State of Kansas can be found on the following website; www.usmarriagelaws.com/search/united_states/kansas/index.shtml.
Contact the Civil Division of the Johnson County District Court to request information concerning procedures necessary to achieve a name change
precipitated by divorce.
The information you seek can be found on the website for the State of Kansas: www.kdheks.gov/vital/amend_birth_adults.html.
Your marriage certificate or license is your proof that you have taken your spouse’s name. Certified copies of your marriage certificate can be obtained from the Office of Vital Statistics in Topeka, KS via internet at Vital.Records@kdheks.gov or via phone at (785) 296-1400.
Certified copies of vital records are released to the person named on the record, immediate family, a legal representative, or anyone who can prove a direct interest, such as a named beneficiary or someone who jointly owns property with the person whose record is requested. The record must be necessary for the determination of personal or property rights. Proof of legal representation, direct interest, or written authorization is required if the requestor is not named on the record or an immediate family member.
Certified marriage certificates after May 1, 1913 are available only from the Office of Vital Statistics in Topeka. You may find the office on line at State of Kansas Office of Vital Statistics or via telephone at 785/296-1500.
If you do not require a certified copy of your marriage certificate, you may obtain a non-certified copy (issued between 1857 and 1969, by contacting Johnson County Archives and Records Management at (913) 715-0400.
Motor Vehicles (43)
I received a Kansas Refund Summary with my voided $1.00 check enclosed. The total refund due me is $79.70. The Plate # is XMH685 and the Vin # is WBAGH83451DP22544.
NOTE: This matter has been forwarded to the Treasurer's Office for resolution; you may expect to hear from a representative shortly.
To title a motor vehicle you must visit either the Mission or Olathe motor vehicle office. You cannot register, renew or title your vehicle at the Treasurer’s office located in the County Administration Building in Olathe.
To title a new motor vehicle you need the following information:
- Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO)
- Valid Proof of Insurance from a Kansas agent
- Sales Tax Receipt OR Bill of Sale to pay at DMV when titling
This information is available online at: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/dmv/dmv_titling.
I received a tag renewal for my traded in car, I tagged my new car Oct 1, 2012, What do I need to do?
Since you have already traded the old car for your new vehicle and received the tag for the new car, you need do nothing else. You will not need a new license for your old car, neither will you pay taxes on it. Therefore, you have no need to use the forms you received. You may toss them.
Apply in person for a Kansas identification card for voter ID at a Johnson County DMV office; Tuesday thru Friday – 7a.m. to 5:45p.m at either of the following locations:
■ 6507 Johnson Drive - Mission – phone 913-432-2266
■ 20162 W. 51st Street - Olathe – phone 913-829-2501
I suggest that you take the extra sticker to the nearest DMV. You don't have to stand in line, just go to the information desk and tell them what happened. The representative will be able to receive the extra sticker and tell you if there is anything else you need to do.
Incident to a divorce I was awarded one vehicle and my ex spouse the other family vehicle.Both vehicles are now registered/titled in both of our names. How do we title the vehicles to conform with the divorce settlement?
Since both your names are on the titles, you will both need to be present to sign off on the necessary forms to transfer ownership one to the other. Once that is accomplished, the new one-owner titles will be issued. Contact DMV office at 913-826-1800 to determine what support data (court decree, proof of insurance, etc.). Be sure to check online (http://treasurer.jocogov.org/dmv/dmv_titling.aspx) to get information concerning transferring ownership of a vehicle.
I traded in a car in April on new one. I received a registration for both the new one and the old. What do I do with the old one?
Disregard your renewal notice on the vehicle you no longer own.
If you have a form completed and signed by your doctor's office, you can take that form to DMV to receive a placard. Don't get in line; get direction from the information counter to the left of the entry into the DMV service area.
You may use the line management service by clicking the links under "Get in Line at DMV" in the upper right corner of the Motor Vehicle information site at the following web address: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/ or by calling 1-888-956-2657.
On August 1, 2012 the KS Department of Revenue issued a news release advising that the "State of Kansas waives convenience/processing fees on online vehicle renewals for one year:. This mandate is to encourage more Kansans to experience the ease of renewing online at: https://KSWebTags.org. The site is available to:
- Anyone whose vehicle is registered in Kansas
- Whose address on the renewal is current, and
- Who has vehicle insurance as required by law
The online service requires a personal identification number (PIN), which is printed on the registration renewal notices Kansans receive in the mail
Am I required to keep a copy of my current vehicle registration in the vehicle in the State of Kansas?
According to the Kansas State Department of Revenue, the intent is that a copy of the vehicle registration be kept in the car at all times.
You can verify this information by contacting the Kansas Department of Revenue. The quickest way is to simply call them: 1/785-296-3621 for Titles and Registrations. At first you will be given a list of questions they consider to be routine. Wait for the prompt for "your" questions that may not be listed in their database. A live person will answer within a reasonable time, and will respond to the question you pose. When I asked the question: Are we required to carry a copy of our vehicle registration in the car, the response was "Yes, that's why we give them to you."
My daughter used to live in here and had her car registered in Johnson County. Now she has moved to Illinois and has registered her car there. What should she do about the JoCo car tag renewal bill she just received? Thank you.
Since your daughter has changed her residence to Illinois and has registered her car as a resident there, we are told (by the KS Department of Revenue who has oversight of Motor Vehicle requirements for the state of Kansas) that once she has renewed her tags and Illinois has input her data that data is available online. The fact that she is now a resident of another state is part of her DMV record. To verify this information, contact the Kansas Department of Revenue at 785-296-3621 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or you can email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I trade in a vehicle that was recently purchased and tagged before I receive the title in the mail?
If you traded to a dealer, it is up to them to decide how they will handle it. If you are selling to an individual, then you need to wait until you receive your paper title before selling it, if you didn't have a lien on it.
SOLD VEHICLE REFUNDS:
If you have recently sold a vehicle with a current tag or plate, you may be eligible for a refund of the unused portion of registration and property tax. Refunds will be given starting the next full month after the tag or plate and all documents are submitted.
WHAT YOU NEED:
■ Current tag or plate along with the corresponding decals. If the plate has been lost or stolen, you must obtain a police report.
■ Original current year Kansas registration receipt.
■ Social Security Numbers for all owners listed.
■ Signatures for all owners listed.
If you prefer to apply for a refund by mail, you will need to complete a Sold Vehicle Refund Form and include the above information.
MOVED OUT-of-STATE REFUNDS:
If you have moved out of Kansas and have registered your vehicle in another state, you may be eligible for a refund of the unused portion of property tax.
WHAT YOU NEED:
■ Current tag or plate along with the corresponding decals. If the plate has been lost or stolen, you must obtain a police report.
■Original current year Kansas registration receipt.
■A completed Former Kansas Resident Refund Form for all owners listed.
■Social Security Numbers for all owners listed.
■Copy of driver’s license and vehicle registration in new state per K.S.A. 79-5107(d).
Refunds may take up to 30 days to complete.
NOTE: Forms are available under "NAVIGATION" on the left-hand side of the website set out above. Refunds may take up to 30 days.
Yes, you can "reserve a place in line at the DMV (which is attached to the Treasury and Financial Management Dept. of Johnson County Government). The website address is: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/. The options for tag renewal or titling your car are listed on the right-hand side of the website: Mission Renewal - Mission Title / Olathe Renewal - Olathe Title OR: Online Tag renewal at https://www.kswebtags.org. You must have a renewal notice with a PIN number to use this service. To renew tags by mail, send payment (check or money order payable to Johnson County Motor Vehicle) to: Johnson County Motor Vehicle; P.O. Box 29192; Shawnee Mission, KS 66201
DMV offices are located at: 6000 Lamar - Mission, KS or
782 N. Ridgeview Rd - Olathe, KS
To determine whether or not your license tag renewal has been received, cleared and or issued, contact DMV by phone at 826-1800 or via email: email@example.com. Be sure to include your license plate number, check number and the date it cleared your bank, so that DMV will be able to research your transaction. For that reason, be sure to provide identifiers like your VIN# that help to trace your vehicle.
The Power of Attorney (for Vehicle Only) is available on the Treasurer's website: http://jocogov.org/dmv/dmv_forms.aspx. On the left-hand side click on DMV Forms, then under Motor Vehicles Forms click on Power of Attorney.
No additional "grace period" has been issued by the Governor.
Information concerning wait times at the DMV offices can be obtained in two ways:
Check out our website: treasurer.jocogov.org
On the right-hand side of the site you will see a section titled "Get In Line at DMV". Listed below are the following references: Mission Renewal, Mission Title, Olathe Renewal and Olathe Title. Following each you will see wait time (expressed in hours and minutes) for each office.
An alternative would be to contact DMV via telephone [1-888-9-JOCO-KS (1-888-956-2657)] to join the cueing system. Once you have entered your cell phone number and received your confirmation you can use the key below to reply to text messages from DMV. The DMV office you choose will provide a confirmation and text updates on your progress through the "wait". They will advise your position in line and when you approach the "front of the line", you will receive a text advising you to return to the DMV office. You will not need to get a number/ticket, simply wait for the last four digits of your telephone number to be called, along with the station number.
If you want to communicate after entering your cell phone number and receiving your confirmation, use the following key to reply to text messages: H=help / J=Join the line / L=Leave the Line / M=More Time / S=Status Update
According to the Miami County website (http://www.miamicountyks.org/motor_vehicle4.html): If moving in-state: New resident must register vehicles within 90 days of establishing residency. Examples of residency: Own, lease or rent a place of domicile for more than 90 days; or have a place of domicile and accept employment. Individual(s) must apply for registration in person. In addition, if the names of the owners on the title are connected by "and", then both parties must be present, unless a Power of Attorney has been given.
For additional information, contact Miami County Motor Vehicle department at (913) 294-4164 or you may fax your inquiry to (913) 294-9540. The Miami County DMV office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If your tags were registered in your maiden name, use your maiden name to determine when to renew your tags.
I mailed in 15 Vehicle Registraion renewals approx May 10th. I have only received 4 of them back (last week). All checks have cleared. Please email me and I will respond with specific VIN or plate numbers as necessary. Thanks
Contact the County Treasurer's office and provide them the vin numbers on the vehicle registration/renewals you have not received and they will follow-up.
I have a cardboard tag that states I need to renew by June 3. Your website says if the tag expires "this month." Which month?
If your temporary tag says renew by June 3, that is your expiration date. June 3 is within the period when an extension was granted by the state; check with the DMV to verfiy your expiration date.
Since you have paid your registration fee and have the receipts, contact the Ford County DMV at 620-227-4530 and advise them of your changed location; you are no required to re-register in Ford County. Another option is to simply mail a copy of your receipts along with a letter advising that you've moved and are no longer a citizen of Ford County. This information was obtained from the office of the City Manager in Dodge City.
Is the KSWEBTAG site down as well. I renewed on the Internet but now am unsure if the transaction was complted.I rec'd confirmation
I contacted the KS State office regarding online transactions and was assured that if a confirmation was received your renewal is complete.
Driver's License renewal is a service provided by the State of Kansas, not Johnson County DMV. Following are the phone numbers for each of the State licensing locations: 913-432-2266 (Mission) and (913)829-2501 (Olathe). Pose your question at either of these locations.
The placard issued to your grandmother by the Department of Motor Vehicles does not need to be returned. You can toss it.
My daughter's dad had my teenager's learner's permit mailed to an invalid address. Who do I contact to fix this?
Driver's license, learner's permits etc. are handled by the driver's license bureau which is a state run office, not Johnson County government.
The Mission office is located in the parking lot near Hobby Lobby just south of Johnson Drive . . . The Olathe office is at the Great Mall in Olathe. The telephone numbers are as follows: Mission: 432-2266; Olathe: 829-2501. Contact either of those offices to determine your next step in rectifying the error.
Submitted auto title lien release to DMV several weeks ago and still waiting for title.Who/wherecan I follow up?
You have three options: Contact DMV at 826-1600 to determine the next step; go in person to the office at Kansas City Road and Ridgeview in Olathe; or go into the Treasurer's Office in the Administration Building at 111 S. Cherry Street, Olathe.
I received a letter about my car's taxes. I know I need to pay the taxes with the numbers. but now I can't find the letter, what should I do?
Contact the Motor Vehicle Department at 826-1800 and request a new renewal notice for your personal property taxes; or, go to the Motor Vehicle office at 782 N. Ridgeview (currently the only office open for service).
If you choose option #2, you will need your license plate number (write it down) and proof of current Kansas auto insurance coverage for your vehicle. DMV associates will be able to pull up your information and accept your payment.
Information concerning Real & Personal Property Taxes is available online at http://treasurer.jocogov.org/tre/tre_faq.aspx.
The form used to request a replacement placard may be found on the Treasurer website at: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/dmv/ dmv_forms.aspx. Under Motor Vehicles Forms, click on the Self Certification of Continued Eligibility for Disabled Parking Privilege link. That link will take you to the form that will allow you to renew the Placard.
Should you need additional information, contact the Motor Vehicle Division by calling: (913) 826-1800 or via fax at 913/715-2510.
The following information is available on the Johnson County website at: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/dmv/tag.registration.aspx.
Motor vehicle registration is required within 90 days of the date of establishing a Kansas domicile or residence, whether owning, renting or leasing. Once a vehicle is registered the owner is responsible for the annual renewals prior to expiration.
To register your vehicle for the first time you must visit either the Mission or Olathe motor vehicle office. You cannot register, renew or title your vehicle at the Treasurer’s office located in the County Administration Building in Olathe.
To register your vehicle you must provide valid proof of insurance from a Kansas agent or Kansas no-fault liability insurance from an out-of-state agent on the vehicle being registered.
To register jointly (Jane AND John Doe), both owners must be present. If both owners are not present during registration, then you will need to have the other owner fill out a Vehicle Power of Attorney and bring for registration. The motor vehicle can be registered by only one owner if listed as (Jane OR John Doe).
To register your vehicle you must also refer to Titling a Vehicle. (Check online)
To renew tags on line, go to the following website: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/dmv/tag_tag_renewal.aspx. Click on "Payment Information" (blue tab).
You will also find instructions to renew by mail and renew in person.
You may contact DMV by calling: (913) 826-1800 or by fax: (913) 715-2510.
According to one website (http://www.dmv.org/ks-kansas/apply-license.php) following is the information you need to know:
Younger than 18: You must complete a driver's education program offered through a local, accredited school district. If you are unsure whether a program is approved, you may contact the Department of Education at (785) 296-8107 or the DMV at (785) 296-3963.
18 and Older: Taking a supplemental course, such as the one our sponsor offers, helps you sharpen your skills; however, the DMV doesn't require you to complete a formal driver's education program.
You can obtain a copy of the Kansas Driving Handbook for official support for the above information.
According to the Kansas Department of Revenue, the CDL Manual has not been published in Spanish. A complete CDL manual may be found at www.ksrevenue.org or purchased at your local Driver’s License office.
Sign the title as Trustee. However, you must be able to submit a copy of the Trust papers at the time of sale. For additional information, contact the Motor Vehicle department at 913-826-1800.
To have a lien removed from a title without a change in ownership requires an application for a reissued title. Take the title and the lien release to your local county treasurer’s motor vehicle department and make application for a reissued title. There is a title fee for this transaction.
Since Kansas became a paperless title state in 2003, the only time a reissued title will be issued is when a paper title was issued with a lien (2002 and before) and the lien release and Kansas title are submitted to the county treasurer’s motor vehicle office, or if the paper title is lost and the lien release is submitted when making application for a replacement title.
NOTE: For titles issued prior to 2003, it is not required by Kansas law to have a lien removed from the vehicle’s title after the lien is released. However, since Kansas is now a paperless title state, if the paper title and/or the lien release were lost and the lien was still listed on the vehicle’s record, a lien release will be required in order to obtain a replacement title. A reissued title will be issued instead of a duplicate title.
If the vehicle is a car or light truck, the renewal notice is for future taxes and is proof that the prior year was already paid. Since you will not be renewing your license, no tax is due for the upcoming year for that vehicle.
Heavy trucks or trailers are assessed by the Appraiser's office. Contact the Appraiser's Office (715-9000) to advise that the vehicle has been sold and they will advise you.
The state generates courtesy reminders 45 days before the expiration date, but it is still the citizen's responsibility to renew in a timely manner. Lost or missing reminders occur on occasion. This occurs most often when you have recently moved and the reminder is sent to your previous address.
If you intend on renewing in person, the renewal notice is not necessary, however you will need proof of insurance, any other applicable paperwork, and the license plate/tag number as well. Prior to calling our office at (913)826-1800 to request a duplicate notice (if you plan to renew by mail), have the license plate/tag number readily available to expedite the process.
If you choose to mail in your renewal, be sure to include any change of address.
There are currently two office locations for Johnson County residents to process their vehicle registrations/titling.
6000 Lamar Avenue
Mission, KS 66202
782 N. Ridgeview Road
Olathe, KS 66061
Both DMV locations offer a line queuing system that offers customers options to waiting in line by providing line status updates through cell phone text messages. The service is available for renewing a vehicle tag or titling a vehicle. First, customers need to go to one of the two locations where they can use the touch screen kiosks at the front of each location.
You can leave the DMV and monitor your cell phone for updates when your turn is approaching. You will receive a text message 15 minutes before you reach the front of the line. If the wait time is less than 20 minutes, you receive a paper ticket instructing you to wait until your number is called.
If the wait time is more than 20 minutes, you get the option to enter your cell phone number (the last four digits will become your ticket number).
Services provided by the State of Kansas, not Johnson County DMV
In Johnson County and Sedgwick County, driver's license services are provided by the State of Kansas Department of Revenue. The Johnson County Motor Vehicle Offices do not process driver's licenses.
Driver's License Examination is responsible for examining everyone applying for Kansas driver's licenses. Driver Control maintains all driver's license records, along with traffic violation convictions, suspensions, and revocations.
Additional information can be found on the State's website, including:
- Change your Kansas Driver's License Address Online
- Driver's License Handbook and Fee Schedule
- Driver's License Records, Traffic Violation Convictions, Suspensions, and Revocations
- Information on Renewing, Extending, or Replacing your Driver's License
6507 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS, 66202
Great Mall of the Great Plains (Home and Hobby Entrance)
20162 W. 151st Street, Olathe, KS 66061
Fill out the Handicapped Placard Form (Adobe Reader Required) and follow its instructions. It can be faxed to (913)826-1810 or mailed to the DMV Office for processing.
You can mail the form to either the Mission or Olathe DMV Offices.
Is it legal for my boss to manipulate my time card and decide how many hour he charges an hourly employee for drive time if im required to come to the shop every morn.
Ask your question of the Kansas Department of Labor via the following website: www.dol.ks.gov/. Workers compensation and workplace laws are their forte. You can also reach them by phone at (785) 296-5000.
Johnson County does have designated smoking areas for County employees and visitors at County buildings. The specific location, of course, differs due to the construction of each building. However, the number of feet from entrances at each building owned by the County is standard and based upon state statutes. Department heads at county locations are aware of the requirement for their site.
County Government employees are prohibited from providing legal advice. We recommend that you contact your attorney for assistance.
Contact the Wastewater department at 715-8500 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Also, be prepared to share your address and/or telephone number so that the appropriate County employee group will be able to contact you.
Check with your local Department of Revenue to determine the cost and reason for use.
You should check with the Cities in which you plan to operate your business to find out what business licenses you would need to conduct itinerate sales within the boundaries of their domain.
Is there a Lost & Found from Old Settlers? My son lost his black and green cell phone Saturday evening. My number 913-449-2834
The Old Settlers celebration is not sponsored by Johnson County Government, however, there was a police presence from the Sheriff's Office. You might check with the Sheriff's department (791-5200) to see if the phone was turned in to them. If that does not yield the assistance you seek, contact Sheila Reitmeyer, Parade Chairman; to see if the phone was discovered and turned in. Good luck!
The burn ban has not been lifted for the city of Olathe. If you have additional questions, contact the office of the city of Olathe at 971-8700.
Is there a map I can get which shows roads I can use (maybe a map that shows speed limits or usage map like for bikes) ?
This department does not have a map such as the one you describe. You may contact our Automated Information Mapping Systems (AIMS) department to see if they have or can produce such a document. AIMS is located in the Administration Building in downtown Olathe, KS: 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 2000, 66061. You may also call the department at 913-715-1600.
We have been told that they are supposed to be registered, but I can't find any information about that on you homepage.
Please note: With the exception of unincorporated areas, each city in Johnson County has its own city government that oversees the municipality. Since you are located in Overland Park, you should contact the office of the city of Overland Park to discover the procedure to accomplish your pets' registration.
If you have any questions about the process, you can contact the city by calling (913)895-6000; or visit the city's website at: www.opkansas.org.
Martin City is not a part of Johnson County, KS. It is located within the city limits of Kansas City, MO. You should contact their city office to determine what their requirements are for special events.
The facilities department has been consulted concerning the availability of armless chairs to be used in the cafeteria. Thank you for bringing your concern to our attention.
Do I need a temporary health permit to serve food at the Balloon Fest in Olathe this coming weekend?
Please contact the office of the City of Olathe to determine what their requirements are for food handling at their function. You can reach their office at 971-8700.
WaterOne is a quasi-municipal agency that provides water to more than 400,000 individuals in 16 cities in Johnson County. The Company, governed by a Board whose seven members are elected, at large, to four-year terms, has no taxing authority and is not a part of Johnson County Government. As WaterOne does not operate under the auspices of JoCo Government, information concerning the utility are not included on the Johnson County website.
Additional information is available at www.waterone.org.
There are bare spaces in front of the court house where bushes have been taken out, and on the ramp side it is just bare. I think it is an eye sore, if nothing else perhaps bricks could just be added there.
The updates that at being made in downtown Olathe are the work of the City. You may contact the office of the City of Olathe at 971-8700 to discover their plans for The Square and/or make them aware of your suggestions.
Maps may be obtained at the office of the Board of County Commissioners: 111 South Cherry Street (Third floor at the Administration Building), Suite 3300, in Olathe. Contact Citizens Services at 715-0430 if you need additional information.
Are fireworks allowed anwhere in the county? Dry conditions seem to compound any problems associated with them.
Fireworks are allowed, restricted or totally banned among Johnson County municipalities. Check the municipal codes in the city where you plan to set off fireworks before you do it.
Contact Ann Jones, Curator of the Johnson County Museum at (913) 715-2553.
If the flyer references an object or merchandise to be sold, then it is soliciting.
Following is a quote from the Municipal Code of Overland Park, KS:
Fireworks: Possession or discharge may result in a ticket: It is illegal to possess or discharge fireworks, including sparklers, snakes, firecrackers and other devices. The City's comprehensive ordinance prohibits all forms of fireworks, according to Jim Weaver, police public information officer. In 2010 the city supported putting two teams of officers on the streets to specifically enforce the ordinance -- officers are on regular patrol to assist enforcing the ordinance.
Fines range from $200 to $500. Children and adults could receive a ticket subject to a $200 fine. Should shooting fireworks result in a fie or injury, "the insurance companies will get their money from the citizens responsible for the damage.
"Rather than risk injury and property damage, attend the Fourth of July Star-Spangled Spectacular; a popular event sponsored by the City of Overland Park, Corporate Woods and the Overland Park Rotary Club. Activities usually begin at 4 p.m. with a free fireworks show set for about 9 p.m. at Founders' Park in Corporate Woods."
Finally, a quote to be found on the Overland Park website reads like this: "Fireworks in Overland Park, DON'T"
Where on your website can I locate information that will explain the road construction on 69 Highway and Interstate 435, including Switzer Road? I'd like to see pictures of what it will look like at the end of the construction.
The subject of your inquiry is a state project. Information may be acquired by going online to www.ksdot.org. This page provides a driving simulation of completed Red Project interchange improvements. The simulator will provide visuals of what the roadway will look like as you visually traverse the roadway.
Should you have additional questions, contact the Kansas Department of Transportation at:
KDOT Public Affairs Manager
121 Southwest 21st Street
Topeka, KS 66612
My homeowner's association filed a lien on my property for association fees that were due and paid in 2007. What is the process to release the lien?
We suggest that you contact an attorney who is well versed in the lien release process. Employees of Johnson County Government are prohibited from offering what could be construed as legal advice. You should contact an attorney who is learned in the area of property legalities.
Contact the Johnson County Parks and Recreation department at 913-438-7275. Some locations are city responsibility and some county; please be prepared to provide the exact location of the dead trees.
Are homeowners in Johnson County permitted to run home based businesses in residential neighborhood out of detached garages with employees and large delivery trucks ?
This answer applies only to property in unincorporated Johnson County. Homes within the boundaries of any city in Johnson County should consult planning and codes officials in their city for different rules concerning home based businesses.
A home occupation may be carried out within a permitted accessory building or structure, provided that the primary use of the main building or structure on the property (a house) is clearly the dwelling used by the person as such person's private residence. (Johnson County Zoning and Subdivision Regulations, Article 18, Section 5)
One (1) employee from outside the family MAY be allowed depending on the zoning district that the property lies within. In zoning districts with a minimum lot size of less than 1 acre, employees or other assistants shall be limited to immediate members of the family residing on the premises. In zoning districts with a minimum lot size of 1 acre or greater, employees or other assistants shall be limited to immediate members of the family residing on the premises and one (1) other person. (Johnson County Zoning and Subdivision Regulations, Article 18, Section 5)
Vehicular or pedestrian traffic or parking demand shall not exceed twelve (12) two-way vehicular or pedestrian trips per day or parking of greater than four (4) customer vehicles at any one time during any 24-hour period. Within these limits, large trucks may pick up and deliver goods. Depending on the zoning district, the overnight or long-term storage of large vehicles may be regulated. (Johnson County Zoning and Subdivision Regulations, Article 18, Sections 5 and 7)
The requirements are obtained based on the city location involved. If the property is in an incorporated city location you should contact the codes department in that particular city. For unincorporated areas, contact the county Planning Department for assistance. That number is (913) 715-2248.
If your question concerns zoning within an incorporated city, contact the city office. If it is zoning in an unincorporated area, contact Johnson County Planning and Codes Department at 913-715-2200 or via US Mail to: 111 S. Cherry Street - Suite 3500,
Olathe, KS 66061
The kitchen floor has partially collapsed in my daughter's Lenexa apartment. There is mold present as well as beetles. The complex has agreed to move her but not until July. The complex is still requiring full rent. What are her options?
Because your daughter's apartment complex is located in Lenexa, this problem should be directed to Mr. Matt Souder, Codes Administrator for the city. His number is 913-477-7706. I have contacted the Lenexa office and spoken with Mr. Souder; but because your information is not available to me, I couldn't make your email address available to him. Please contact him ASAP.
Our company (a foreign corp. based in CA) plans to open a new clothing store in Leawood. Is a license or permit required in Johnson County?
The location you described is in Leawood, KS; a self-governing city within the confines of Johnson County KS. We suggest you contact the city of Leawood at 913-339-6700 to speak with someone within their planning and/or codes department.
If your business is housed within an incorporated city such as Prairie Village, Overland Park, Lenexa, Roeland Park, etc., you will need to contact the city government to determine whether or not a business license is mandatory. However, in the unincorporated cities over which the County has oversight, no business license is required.
How to report a vehicle in my neighborhood that is parked on the street and haven't moved for two months?
If your home is in an incorporated area, contact your city codes office to request assistance. If you are in an unincorporated area, contact the county Planning & Codes department to report the problem and request assistance. A representative will investigate the situation and respond appropriately.
If I purchase a house with large acreage as a primary residence with intent to use the land for agricultural purposes. What is involved in terms of zoning/permits in Olathe or Gardner?
Contact the city's property codes department to be sure you are in line with their city's municipal codes.
The County Government exercises oversight for concerns within unincorporated areas only.
Incorporated cities (i.e. Overland Park, Edgerton, Roeland Park, Prairie Village, etc.) have separate authority to adopt and enforce codes, standards and regulations as each deem appropriate. If you're providing services in an incorporated city, you should contact the codes enforcement department for that city to discover their requirements as it concerns contractor licensing.
Contact the codes office within the city of Olathe. The Olathe city office number is 913-971-8700. The codes or development officer will be able to assist you.
What color tag does a county home inspector place on a new home construction that does not meet bldg code ??
If a county inspector sees a work in progress at a home in unincorporated Johnson County that does not display the standard yellow tag (an indication that no permit has been obtained), he will affix a red stop work order until the proper permit is obtained and displayed.
Business registration requirements depend upon where the home is located.
Each incorporated city in Johnson County has regulations peculiar to the specific incorporated locale for business entities, including home based. If the home is located within an unincorporated area, there is no registration, license, or permit requirements. However, there are zoning regulations. Zoning regulations can be found on our website: http://planning.jocogov.org/zoning.htm, under Article 18, Section 5, on pages 18-2 though 18-4.
Offices for Realtors is one of the particular home occupations permitted. However, the owner would have to live in the home and, depending upon the size and zoning of the property, they can either have just family members as employees/assistants or may be able to have one employee/assistant who is not a family member.
Should you need additional information or clarification, contact: Pamela Hayhow, Planner; in our Planning and Codes department. You may reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 913-715-2216.
The office is located in the Johnson County Administration Building located at 111 S. Cherry, Olathe, Kansas, in Suite 1000. The direct phone number is 913-715-2233. View the Contractor Licensing website.
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Regulations regarding new home construction's proximity to shared property line. I live in a housing development in Olathe that is in the final stages of building out the remaining lots (approx. 20 remain).
If your home was within the unincorporated areas of Johnson County, the Board of County Commissioners would exercise oversight in this instance. However, since your home is within the boundaries of the City of Olathe, please contact the Olathe Planning/Codes department.
The property is located within the city of Olathe, and you should contact the Olathe Planning and Codes department for assistance in this matter. The Contact numbers follow: Codes: Ken Hoffman - (913) 971-9876 or Planning: Janna Heastuet - (913) 971-8750. You may contact either of these people for assistance.
I'm trying to find the history of a particular building, specifically the old Kansas City Workhouse on 21st and Vine.
Blueprints for the former Kansas City Workhouse (21st and Vine) in Kansas City, Missouri would not be part of the records in the Johnson County Courthouse since it was never part of Johnson County. Check out the records with Jackson County government.
Contact the Johnson County Records and Tax Administration office (913-715-0775) concerning document submission and the ensuing processing costs.
Please note: County Government employees are not allowed to provide information that may be construed as legal advice. They will, however, readily provide information concerning the services available within their department.
This information is available at Johnson County's Records and Tax Administration: 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1200 (first floor), in Olathe, KS 66061. You may also contact the department by phone at: 913-715-0775
Contact the Records & Tax Administration (RTA) department for a response to your question. The department will provide clarification/explanation of the requirements necessary to preserve the validity of your current deed.
You are welcome to visit the RTA office at the Olathe Administration Building at 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1200 (first floor), in Olathe, KS 66061; or you may contact the RTA department by phone at: (913) 715-0775.
Hi I want to know if there is a way to see if a property had ay major permits pulled against it. The property is in overland park.
You can find that information by calling the Records and Tax Administration at 715-0775. They will need the exact address for the property.
Contact our Records & Tax Administration and request the information. Their number: 715-0775
Someone there will be able to provide the information you need.
The County website has a system that will locate your property by the address you provide. Go to the County website: http://jocogov.org. On the right-hand side of the website (just beneath the "Search" button) you will see a section titled "Location Maps & Info". Type in the street address of your property. Do not use punctuation.
Under the "Property Description" you will see "Year Built".There is a lot of information available in that section concerning your property; feel free to browse while you're there.
How can I find details on special assessments, how long they last, etc. I am trying to find information on special assessment 04-1146 in Olathe,KS. Thank you
You can obtain this information from the office of the city of Olathe. Their phone number is 971-8700.
County employees are prohibited from providing legal advice in response to constituent inquiries. Therefore, we suggest that you contact an attorney who is well versed in real estate tax laws to seek a thorough response to your question.
How do I figure out if a particular property has been recently sold? And how can I determine the owner (and his/her contact information) of a particular property?
The information you seek may be obtained from the County's Records and Tax Administration office at 715-0775. If your interest is in homes that have been sold via foreclosure, check out the foreclosures on the County Sheriff's website (http://www.jocosheriff.org).
To discover the ownership of piece of property, contact the County's Records and Tax Administration office (RTA) at 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1200 on the first floor of the Administration Building in downtown Olathe. Feel free to contact RTA at 715-0775 if you have additional questions. The office is open from 8 a.m. 'til 5 p.m. daily.
Where can I obtain more info about tax lien certificates; also, when and where are foreclosure sales held?
The information you requested can be found on our website at www.jocosheriff.org. The site includes a link titled "Foreclosure Sale Info" wherein you will discover the answer to your questions concerning foreclosure sales. Should you have additional questions, contact the Sheriff's office at (913) 791-5200.
With reference to your question concerning tax lien certificates, we recommend that you seek counsel from a reputable attorney who can provide legal advice on that subject.
On the Government of Johnson County KS website (http://jocogov.org) you will find a link for Location Maps & Info which provides a space to input name, address, parcel "num", or "kupn". Insert your street address (ex.: 55512 N 128 ST) then click on GO. On the right-hand side you will see a map/parcel description and picture of your property. The legal description is set out on the left as General Information.
Should you have questions concerning this information, contact the AIMS department (Automated Information Mapping System) at 913-715-1600.
Contact the Records and Tax Administration in person at 111 S. Cherry St., Suite 1200 in Olathe, KS or by phone: (913) 715-0775, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Is there a county sales tax rate for Stilwell? I purchased a car and I am trying to determine what my sales tax on the vehicle will be.
The sales tax rate for Johnson County is 64%.
I need to know my plot plan, or property lines of the property i own at 19590 Lone Elm Rd. Spring Hill, KS.
This information is available on the county website: http://jocogov.org where you will find a section titled Quick Maps.Type your street address in the white box (Example: 19590 Lone Elm Rd); do not include punctuation). The information there will provide the legal description and a link to create a plot plan. If you need additional information, contact the Records & Tax Administration at 715-0775 for assistance.
Contact the Records & Tax Administration to see if a fee is imposed for this information: 913-715-0775. There are definitely specific parameters concerning how this information may and may not be used.
We have been paying real estate taxes on our church properties for the past several years. Are we as a church not exempt from paying these real estate taxes?
You will need to speak with an appraiser to see if your church meets the criteria to be exempted from paying taxes. Contact Karen Mann (Appraiser's Office) at (913)715-0150.
Contact the County Records & Tax Administration office to find out who owns the property; then contact your city codes enforcement officer to find out how the city handles this kind of complaint. The number for the Prairie Village codes enforcement office is: 913-381-6464.
The information may be obtain from the Johnson County, KS Records and Tax Administration department by phone: 913-715-0775 or by visiting their office at 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1200, Olathe, KS 66061. Another alternative is to go to the county website at jocogov.org
For an Assignment or Substitution of Trustee, do you require a whole or abbreviated legal description?
Employees of Johnson County Government are prohibited from providing information that may be construed as legal advice. We suggest that you secure an attorney well-versed in this area.
I want to add a name to my Deed using a "Quit Claim Deed" form provided by the Title Company. After it's signed and witnessed by a notary, is that all I need to accomplish my goal?
We suggest you contact an attorney well versed in the intricacies of real estate law. County government employees are prohibited from offering advice that may be construed as legal opinion.
Your lease agreement is the authority concerning your responsibilities as lessee of the commercial property. The document is designed to specifically set out the owner's expectation and the lessee's (renter's) agreement to be responsible for specific items identified therein. Unless the county government is your lessor, we suggest that you contact the owner of the property/lessor to discuss your agreed upon responsibilities.
Contact the Treasurer's office at 111 S. Cherry Street, Olathe, KS 66061 or call 913-715-2606
Contact the Records and Tax Administration office at (913) 715-0775, or you can inquire in person at 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1200, Olathe, KS 66061. The office is housed in the Johnson County Administration Building (the red brick building with clock tower) across the courtyard from the courthouse).
The information you seek can be found online at http://rta.jocogov.org/homestead. Check out this website to determine your eligibility for assistance under the Homestead State Income Tax Refund program.
The website also provides a reference to SAFE SENIOR - Kansas Property Tax Relief for low Income Seniors; a property tax refund program administered under the provisions of the Kansas Homestead Act. The requirements to qualify for the SAFE SENIOR refund are set out in this article (including income limitations), along with a link to Safe Senior Frequently Asked Questions and worksheet.
Should you have additional questions or need more clarification after reviewing the website, contact the Kansas Tax Line at 1-785-368-8222.
You may request a copy of the deed for your property from the Records and Tax Administration (RTA). Their phone #913-715-0775 or visit in person at 111 S. Cherry St., Olathe, KS 66061 - Suite 1200.
Contact the Records & Tax Administration department of county government at (913) 715-0775.
If you are contemplating this zoning/classification change based on use of the property, your question might have to be answered by the Appraiser's office. There are several factors that impact the information you need. I suggest you contact Mr. Paul Null with the Records and Tax Administration office. You can reach Mr. Null at 913-715-0782 and he will provide the information you need.
We paid our home mortgage off in June. How long does it take before the lien release is processed and we can obtain a recorded copy of clear deed?
Recommend you contact either the Treasurer's office (715-2600) or the Records and Tax Administration office (715-0775) to see if the payoff has been reported by your banking institution. If you have received a lien release from the bank, provide a copy to either of the offices mentioned above.
Can you use a mortgage tax affidavit when you originated the loan but have since assigned it to another lender?
County government employees are not permitted to provide information that could be construed as legal assistance. We recommend that you contact and attorney familiar with real estate laws.
Property owner information is available from the Records and Tax Administration office.
Address: 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1200, Olathe, KS 66061
To obtain ownership information for commercial property, contact the Records and Tax Administration office (913-715-0775) located in the County Administration Building; 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1200, Olathe, KS 66061. The information will not include LLC (Limited Partnership) particulars, but the company name and available contact information will be provided.
The response to your question is dependent upon the location of your property. If the property is in an unincorporated area, contact the County Planning and Codes department at 913-715-2200. If the property is located in an incorporated area (i.e. a city in Johnson County), contact the codes department in that particular city. A list of links for all Jo Co cities can be found at the following website: http:// Kansas.hometownlocator.com/ks/Johnson/. Each link will provide departmental contact numbers, including the city codes/planning departments.
How can I obtain a "Letter of Testamentary" from the probate court to settle my mother's estate without hiring a lawyer?
Government employees are unable to proffer anything that could be construed as legal advice. Therefore, my suggestion is that you seek legal counsel. The Johnson County Bar Association who could put you in touch with an attorney. Another option is to contact the Clerk of the District Court at 913-715-3400 for information from the court's perspective.
Public information concerning property ownership resides in the County's department of Records & Tax Administration (RTA). However, RTA records cannot be used for solicitation purposes. If you have additional questions, contact RTA representatives at: 913-715-0775.
Contact the Records and Tax Administration department which is the repository for property tax records. The phone number is 913-715-0775 or you can visit in person at the Johnson County Administration Building: 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1200, Olathe, KS.
The department to be contacted depends upon whether your interest involves a motor vehicle or real estate:
Motor vehicle: The JoCo Treasurers and Financial Management department provides a Mechanics Lien Affidavit form online at (http://treasurer.jocogov.org/dmv/dmv_forms.aspx). It is a KS Department of Revenue form concerning motor vehicles. See the form for filing requirements.
Real Estate: A legal description is required for this document which can be obtained from the JoCo Records and Tax Administration (RTA) department (913/715-0775). The actual filing is through the office of the Clerk of the District Court. You may contact that office at 913-715-3350.
Payments made in person at the Treasurer's office are posted immediately; however, the record of the payment will not be available for review online until the following work day.
Payments made online are reported the following morning, unless they are made on either December 20 or May 10 because of the receipt volume. These payments would be accessible after two (2) days, excluding Weekends and holidays). See additional information concerning payments on our website at: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/tre/#.
Johnson County does not provide property line surveys. Those considering erection of a fence or additional structures on property line will need to secure the services of a professional surveyor.
Foreclosure proceedings (actual case documentation) is housed within the District Court files. Contact the Clerk of the District Court at 913-715-3350 or the District Court Records Division at 913-715-3480 to receive information of this type.
A link for pending foreclosure sales can be found on the Sheriff's website at http://www.jocosheriff.org/Index.asp?incl=fs. The site will also provide phone numbers to call and/or additional links for relative information.
To discover the owner of residential property, call the County's Records & Tax Administration office at 913-715-0775.
I'm trying to get the homebuyer tax credit and it requires the past five years of tax records. How do I access past year's property tax records?
Records & Tax Administration (RTA) 913-715-0775
RTA is the repository for property records: Recording and indexing all land record documents; creating, maintaining and calculating the annual tax roll; archiving county records, and providing customer service.
Who would I contact for information about mill levy rates for the various Johnson County school districts?
Questions concerning the budgetary decisions of the school districts will require direct contact with USD administrative offices. A list of Johnson County school districts can be found at http://bocc.jocogov.org/partners/htm.
Mill levies are certified to the County by various taxing entities each year. This information can be found on the County website in the Annual Abstract of Taxes which is located at http://rta.jocogov.org.
By law, your property is appraised at “fair market value” as it exists on January 1. The state’s definition: “Fair market value means the amount in terms of money that a well informed buyer is justified in paying and a well informed seller is justified in accepting for property in an open and competitive market, assuming that the parties are acting without undue compulsion.” However, sale price is not necessarily the same as market value.
The appraiser carefully examines all sales, qualifies the sales and adjusts them for special circumstances that might decrease or inflate prices. An owner in a hurry to sell might sell for less. If the seller includes substantial personal property in the sale or provides discounted financing the sale price is likely to be inflated. Comparable sales are recognized by courts as the best evidence of market value. Residential property owners who appeal successfully usually do so by finding comparable properties that have recently sold.
Multiply the appraised value by the appropriate assessment rate (11.5% residential or 25% commercial) to determine the assessed value, and then multiply the assessed value by the total mill levy in your taxing jurisdiction.
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What is the law or guidlines when it comes to BBQ grills and smokers on decks of a apartment complexs.
Suggest you contact your local government regarding their codes regarding guidelines for BBQ grills/smokers on apartment decks.
Why are there no "Stop Ahead" or rumble strips when approaching 135th street on Moonlight and Cedar Niles? I have seen several near misses & wrecks at these locations
Stop Ahead signs are used when there are sight obstructions that might prevent a motorist from being able to see a stop sign with adequate time to come to a safe, controlled stop. Public Works has evaluated the conditions at the 135th and Moonlight intersection as well as the 135th and Cedar Niles/Kimberly Circle intersections and have the determined the following:
- The overall accident rates are relatively low for these two intersections.
- Stop Ahead signs will be installed for north and south bound traffic at the 135th and Moonlight intersection.
- A tree owned by the Parks and Recreation Department will be trimmed or removed to improve sight of the Stop sign at the 135th and Cedar Niles/Kimberly Circle intersection for north bound traffic.
Rumble Strips are typically used by state highway departments at intersections of state roads with other large volume roads where there has been a long segment of road without interruption to traffic flow. Rumble strips are used to alert a motorist that has been traveling many miles at highway speed, without interruption, that there is a change of conditions imminent. The grid structure of the Unincorporated County Road network means that long stretches of travel without having to stop do not exist around the 135th and Moonlight and 135th and Cedar Niles/Kimberly Circle intersections thus rumble strips are not recommended for these locations.
Until further notice:
- Property owners must prohibit burning on their land, except in a contained space with a spark-arresting device;
- All previously issued burning permits for the unincorporated area are suspended; and
- No new burning permits will be issued.
- As of July 2, the cities of Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Merriam, Lenexa Gardner, Shawnee and Spring Hill have imposed burning bans within their city limits. The bans do not restrict the use of barbecue grills, but caution is strongly encouraged when cooking outdoors.
All probationary transfers from out of state go through the Kansas State Parole Office for supervision. Talk to your probation office in Texas to begin the transfer process to Kansas. Your probation officer will know how to initiate the process.
Law enforcement in the State of Kansas are not required to show their radar unit readings to the public. It is up to the officer’s discretion if they will allow someone to view the radar. The officer has several things to take into consideration if they allow someone to view their radar such as and most importantly, their safety, the safety of the person making the request and the safety of the other motorists on the roadway. It is not uncommon for officers not to allow people to view their radar unit readings. If a radar was used and the officer is basing their issuance of a citation on the reading of the radar, they will document that and the person can contest it in court.
I am planning on starting my business as a nutritional and fitness consultant. Do I need a permit or license to start this business or is it enough to register my business.
Johnson County Government does not require business licenses in unincorporated areas. However, the individual cities that are incorporated have elected officials in place to govern each one individually and may require business license for new businesses. Contact the city in which you plan to establish you business to determine their requirements.
Contact the office of Records and Tax Administration at 913-715-0775 - or - stop by the office: The Administration Building; 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1200; Olathe, KS. 66061
Contact the County Records & Tax Administration office to see if a Quit Claim Deed is part of the file for your property. The phone number is 913-715-0775.
Complete the Change of Address on Kansas Driver's License form online at https://www.kdor.org/dl/default.aspx. Should you have additional questions about this website, click on the "Contact Us" in the menu bar.
If you plan to start a business in the unincorporated area of Johnson County, contact the County Planning & Codes office at 913-715-2200 to speak with a Planner. They will provide information on any restrictions and flood plain information for the business location. To apply for applicable permits for unincorporated areas, come to the Planning office at 111 S. Cherry St. - Suite 3500, Olathe, KS 66061 or call the office number listed above for appropriate information.
A Special Events & Activities Permit for unincorporated areas is available from the office of the County Clerk (111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 3300, Administration building in Olathe, KS 66061. The appropriate form is available at that office. Information regarding the Permit Procedure may be found online at http://cmo.jocogov.org/permits. Such requests from incorporated cities should be directed to the planning and codes area for the particular city.
The County does not require a business license for the unincorporated areas. However, incorporated cities may. Note: Incorporated cities are those governed by officials who are elected by the citizens of that city. Therefore, it is necessary that you to contact the city where you wish to establish your business to ascertain their expectations for the establishment of new businesses.
Following is a list of incorporated cities and their contact numbers:
•DeSoto - 913-583-1182
•Fairway - 913-262-0350
•Gardner - 913-896-7535
•Lake Quivira - 913-631-5300
•Leawood - 339-6700
•Lenexa - 913-477-7500
•Merriam - 913-722-3330
•Mission - 913-722-3685
•Mission Hills - 913-362-9620
•Olathe - 913-971-8600
•Overland Park - 913-895-6000
•Prairie Village - 381-6464
•Roeland Park - 913-722-2600
•Shawnee - 913-631-2500
•Spring Hill - 913-592-3664
•Westwood - 913-362-1550
It appears your home-based business will be within the City limits of Overland Park; the entity that would have oversight responsibility for businesses within its borders. The County would be involved only in unincorporated areas.
I need to learn about licensing & insurance requiremets for a couple of different types of companies I might form to do business in Johnson Count, and more specifically Olathe.
Johnson County (which maintains oversight over unincorporated areas of the County) does not require business licenses. However, the cities and Olathe in particular may. Contact the office of Development Services in Olathe to determine the codes/regulations for establishing businesses in that city.
The website for the city of Olathe is: www.olatheks.org
The Development Services Director, Dave Clements, may be reached at (913) 971-8503.
Since Johnson County (JoCo) does not require a business license for its unincorporated areas (the areas of county oversight), such a list does not exist. Business Licenses for JoCo cities are available at http://www.businesslicenses.com/Licenses/KS/Johnson/.
Contact the Records and Tax Administration in the County Administration Building. You can call them at 715-0775 or stop in at 111 S. Cherry Street - Suite 1200 in Olathe.
It is difficult to provide a definitive answer to this question since vital information is missing from this question.
First, if the event is to be held in an incorporated city, contact that city for an answer to your question. If the event is to be held in an unincorporated area of the County, contact the County planning department to pose your question. Be prepared to give an exact address for the site. Contact the planning department by phone at: 913-715-2200.
Government employees are not permitted to offer legal advice/assistance to our constituents. Contact your title company or attorney. They should be able to provide the form and assist you in completing it.
The repository for Johnson County property records (deeds) is the Records & Tax Administration department. The department is on the first floor of the Administration Building at 111 S Cherry Street in downtown Olathe. The phone number is: (913) 715-0775.
I want to contact commercial property owners to assist with insurance claims resulting from recent storms.
This information is available from our Records and Tax Administration office. You may contact that office in person at: Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1200, Olathe, KS 66061; or by phone at: (913) 715-0775.
Operating a business or performing a service in the City of Shawnee, KS requires a Business License. Business Licenses are issued by the City Clerk’s office. In most cases, the licensing year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th. Check out the Shawnee, KS website at: www.cityofshawnee.org/ . Click on business to access the business license link.
Death records can be accessed at the State of Kansas Vital Statistics website: www.vitalchek.com,
or by calling the Office of Vital Statistics at (785)296-3253
For residential purposes, any structure with a floor area exceeding 120 sq. ft. requires a permit. For nonresidential purposes, any structure with floor area exceeding 200 sq. ft. also requires a building permit. Any structure, regardless of size, has setback requirements that can be found by contacting the Johnson County Planning Department, 913-715-2201.
All new structures, decks, and roofs within unincorporated Johnson County require a building permit.
A permit is required to enlarge, alter, repair, move or demolish a building or structure.
A permit is also required to repair, remove, convert, or replace electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing.
The department website provides a list of "work exempt from permits", categorized by Residential, Commercial, Electrical, etc.
The Johnson County Archives & Records Management Department has in its collection will records from 1859 – 1968. Photocopies of original documents are available along with copies of documents on microfilm.
The Probate Division of the Johnson County District Court handles matters related to probate cases. The probate division of the Court Clerk's Office is located on the 7th floor of the Johnson County Courthouse. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 913) 715-3370 or view the website.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment in Topeka, Kansas, has birth and death records dating from July 1911. Contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of Vital Statistics at:
Curtis State Office Building, Suite 120
1000 SW Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612-2221
Phone: (785) 296-1500
(The Building is southeast of the Capitol Building)
Divorce decrees (1940 forward) are on file at the office of the Clerk of the District Court in which the case was handled. The Clerk is located in the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kansas. The phone number is (913) 715-3480.
Does the county have a multi-purpose center that might feature a gym, weight room, activities center, etc.? If so, where is it located?
Check out the Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) online at www.jcprd.com.
JCPRD sponsors fitness, health programs, and classes (suitable for all age groups) that are open to Johnson County residents and nonresidents. The user friendly website will provide all the information you need to decide if it suits your purpose.
The JCPRD Administration Building is located at 7904 Renner Road in Shawnee, KS. You may speak with a department representative phone at (913) 438-7275 or via email at email@example.com.
Actually, a good number of municipalities within the County have developed and are operating their own community centers. Following is a list of the cities operating community centers and their locations
De Soto: De Soto Community Center 32905 W. 84th St
Gardner: Gardner Community Center 128 E. Park
Leawood: Leawood Community Center 4800 Town Center Dr.
Lenexa: Lenexa Community Center 13420 Oak St.
Merriam: Irene B. French Community Center 5701 Merriam Dr.
Mission: Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center 6200 Martway St.
Overland Park: Matt Ross Community Center 8101 Marty St.
Overland Park: Tomahawk Ridge Community Center 11902 Lowell
Prairie Village: Prairie Village Community Center 7720 Mission Rd.
Roeland Park: Roeland Park Community Center 4843 Rosewood
Shawnee: Shawnee Civic Center 13817 Johnson Dr.
Spring Hill: Spring Hill Community Center 613 South Race
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) currently works cooperatively with several of the municipalities and provides programming at those facilities. Additionally, JCPRD’s master plan calls for monitoring the county’s future community center needs and developing additional facilities as needed, providing funding is available.
Oversight for the Johnson County Fair grounds
Address: 136 E. Washington St., Gardner, KS 66030
Phone No.: (913) 856-886 - Fair ground rental (903) 856 - qqyp
At this time the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office does not have a subscribers list for their classes. You can find a list of their classes, and register for them by clicking this link: http://www.johnson.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=20
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I have heard that there is a registry in Johnson County you can fill out for your elderly parents, that in the event that your loved one gets confused or disoriented, the law enforcement has their information. Where do I find the form to fill out?
The Take Me Home Program does exist.
To find registration information and additional information about the program, go to http://www.jocosheriff.org/. Contact the Communications Division at 913/782-0720 to request an appointment with a program administrator; or visit the Sheriff's Office website at http://www.jocosheriff.org/ and click on the link for the Take Me Home program. You may choose to leave a message via email requesting contact by a representative of the program or you may download and print the registration packet from the website. A final option is to attend an open, walk-in enrollment for the program. Dates will be announced on the Sheriff's Office website.
Registration information and additional information about the program are available at http://www.jocosheriff.org/ .
What are the proposed road changes dealing with 169 Highway that would bring more traffic to Loan Elm road towards the intersection of 175th street.
The following information is provided by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).
KDOT does not currently have work planned for US-169 highway that would increase traffic on Lone Elm Road. Both KDOT and the city of Olathe have analyzed short term and future upgrades of Lone Elm Road near 175th Street. While these plans are still subject to change, the most recently completed study for the future upgrade can be found online (www.ksdot.org/projects.asp) as the K-7 Corridor Management plan. If you have additional questions about KDOT work in the Johnson County area you can contact the KDOT Olathe Metro Office at 913-764-4525.
My apartment complex does not provide a storm shelter. Does Overland Park provide public storm shelters for tornados/severe weather?
There are no designated "public storm shelters" in Overland Park
If you do not have a basement, we advise you to seek shelter at a neighbor's house or a neighboring business that may have a basement. If this is not possible, do the following:
•go to the lowest level available,
•interior most part of the building,
•away from all windows, glass, skylights, etc.,
•inside a small area - like bathroom or closet.
You want to put as many walls between you and the outside as possible.
VISIT THE OVERLAND PARK, KS WEBSITE (www.opkansas.org/Safety-and-Security/Detail) for additional information concerning survival techniques and preparations necessary to you and your family's safety during episodes of severe weather. Create a Family Emergency Plan; it could save your life.
Keep these numbers in an accessible place in your home:
I would like to offer my services as a volunteer for the County. How do I go about finding more information on the volunteer program?
The County Government is comprised of a vast number of departments, with a multitude of opportunities to utilize volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities for the County is invited to submit a Letter of Interest addressed to: Board of County Commissioners, 111 S. Cherry Street - Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061. Please highlight your qualifications and experiences, your availability, and; the type of volunteer assignments you would like to undertake.
Your letter will be directed to the department who's volunteer opportunity is most closely aligned to your interests and you will be advised of the opportunities that meet your criteria.