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

Resident News

Plaza Art Fair Deviation - Fri, Sept 19, 2014

The Plaza Art Fair will cause a deviation at the Plaza on Friday, September 19, 2014.  This will affect routes 556 and 856 FLEX near in the Plaza area only.  Please go here for full details.

October Route Change - 710 K10 Connector

Please review the proposed changes for October 6, 2014.  Send comments to cris.lowe@jocogov.org by September 26, 2014.  These route changes affect the 710 K-10 Connector route only.  Go here to view proposed changes. 

Registration is now open for Contractor Licensing 2014 Education Seminar classes

Registration is open for Contractor Licensing 2014 Education Seminar classes.  The link below will take you the Contractor Management System sign in screen where, after signing-in, you can register for classes.

Click here to register!  

To log into your account, you will need to enter the attendee’s first name, last name, and password as registered in the system.  If you have questions about the registration process, your password, or your education requirement, please contact the office at 913-715-2233 for further assistance. Click on the link below to download the seminar brochure.

2014 Fall Course Brochure

75th Street Deviation

Due to road construction, a portion of 75th Street will be closed September 17 through September 19, 2014.  This affects routes 575 and 875.  Full details here.

JO News - Fall Edition - Sept 2014

Check out our Fall JO News - Click here to read!

Rider Notice - Town Square Shopping Center - Olathe

Attention 660 & 672 riders - Businesses located in the Town Square Shopping Center at Santa Fe & Clairborne in Olathe requested that JO bus riders not park in their lot or cars will be towed.  This is not an established JCT park & ride lot - riders parking in this lot do so at their own risk.   Please click here for the Rider Notice that will be placed on buses and sent to the e-mail distribution list.  Your cooperation is appreciated!

The Educator is In

hand drawn image of a kiosk with words "Good Information the Educator is IN"


Join Museum educators stationed in the Museum's exhibit ,  Seeking the Good Life, for hands-on fun for all ages! Call 913-715-2575 for exact times each day.

September Activity:   What would you take on the trail? Talk to our educator about what you would pack to take on the Oregon or Santa Fe trail.

New 31 Day Bus Pass

Introducing New 31 Day Pass

Johnson County Transit is introducing 31 day passes to replace all existing Monthly passes. The KCATA (METRO) uses a similar 31 day pass. The cost for all passes will remain the same but now you get the flexibility of your own start time.  All passes are still valid on KCATA buses.  Purchase outlets have not changed.

Please remember – there are NO refunds for passes.  The passes will be validated and start counting 31 days from the first time the pass is dunked into the farebox.  Once validated, riders will swipe the pass on future boardings.  You can purchase multiple passes at a time, they will not activate until their first use.  New 31 day passes will go on sale by August 15, 2014.  

Again, there are no refunds.  If you accidentally misplace your pass or if the pass gets damaged and is unreadable by the farebox, you will have to purchase a new 31 day pass.  JCT recommends keeping your pass in a plastic jacket or some protective device. 

If you have questions about this new pass, please call 913-782-2210.  To purchase a pass – visit www.thejo.com, or come into our office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.

JO Passport companies will still return August monthly bus passes. Companies will receive 31 day passes as credit in lieu of past monetary credit (i.e., if you return eight August JO Passports, you will receive eight 31 day passes in addition to your standard order). Starting September 1, 2014, passes will no longer be on a “consignment basis” and passes will not be able to be returned for full credit. If you order extra passes, those will be paid for and need not be returned. The new passes have no expiration, they can be sold for any date, rather than for a specific calendar month. If you would like to change your order or have any questions, please contact Tina Pederson at 913-715-8347 or tina.pederson@jocogov.org. JCT feels this is the simplest transition with minimal disruption.

31 day pass view

JoCo Treasurer (and Motor Vehicle) has a new online home

If you typed treasurer.jocogov.org into your Internet browser (or had that page bookmarked) and ended up here…welcome! Effective July 16, that website now lives within Johnson County Government’s website. All of the content, including areas for Motor Vehicle, Property Tax and Financial Management now reside here at www.jocogov.org.

Visitors will notice that on the home page of this site they have one-click access to popular services including “Online Tag Renewal,” which allows taxpayers to renew their annual vehicle registration electronically, and “Property Taxes,” which allows taxpayers to view and pay real estate and personal property tax bills online.

As with the prior website, Johnson County Motor Vehicle customers can easily find the “Get In Line” application to reserve a spot in the Olathe or Mission office. Other areas such as Property Tax, Purchasing, and Employee Benefits are also easy to find through the home page navigation.

Please take a tour of the new site here.

Advance voting by mail begins for August 5 Primary Election

Advance voting by mail for the August 5, 2014 Primary Election starts today, July 16. Advance voting in person begins July 21, 2014.

More information about advance voting and the August 2014 Primary Election:

Mobile Election Notification

"Where do I vote on Election Day?" In Johnson County, Kansas, your cell phone has the answer. Text VOTEKS, your address and ZIP to 74574. Within 60 seconds a return message displays your polling place name and address. See how it works.

For questions or additional information, please contact the Johnson County Election Office at election@jocoelection.org, call 913-782-3441, or visit www.jocoelection.org.



Upcoming Events

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September 19, 2014 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Strong People

September 22, 2014 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Strong People

September 23, 2014 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Kitchen Confidence - Intro to Basic Cooking Skills

September 24, 2014 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Strong People

September 25, 2014 | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Transit Stakeholder's Meeting - Sylvester Powell Comm Center