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November 21

2016 Property Tax Statements Due by December 20, 2016

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has begun mailing 200,694 real estate and 20,874 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The first half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Tuesday, December 20, 2016, and the second half taxes are due on or before Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The real estate tax statement contains a comparison section between this year’s and last year’s tax breakdown. If the taxes are paid by the... more

November 16

Fall Kids Book Sale starts

Starting Thursday, Nov. 17, the Friends of Johnson County Library launches its BIG Fall Kids Book Sale. A ginormous selection of children’s books will be available for purchase, including board books, picture books, chapter books, teen/young adult and more.

The sale takes place in the Carmack Community Room at the Central Resource Library during these times:

Wednesday, Nov. 16: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18:  9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.... more
September 23

Annual Emergency Operations Center Exercise

On Wednesday, Johnson County Emergency Management activated the county Emergency Operations Center, or EOC, to support the annual EOC exercise. This years exercise saw over 80 people participate from the EOC helping to simulate the response to a fictional terrorist attack in Johnson County. The exercise ran for a little over 8 hours.

To find out how you can become better prepared visit ... more

September 22

Emergency Management practices terror attack

Johnson County Emergency Management hosted a day-long emergency exercise on Sept. 21 at the county's Emergency Operations Center.

The scenario involved a simulated terrorist attack with active shooters and massive explosions. In the exercise, the county activated its Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center. Officials collaborated with the cities of Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, Mission Hills and Johnson County Community College to conduct the disaster exercise,... more

September 1

Museum on the move!

The Johnson County Museum is gearing up for its big move to the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. The official closing day of the museum (including KidScape) at 6305 Lackman Road in Shawnee is set for Saturday, Sept. 3. The museum will be open that last day from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., so don’t miss your chance to visit one last time.

And with every move there is, of course, a moving sale! Items in the gift shop are discounted, so stop by... more

August 25

JCW again brings home top awards in NACWA recognition

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies annually recognizes member facilities with Peak Performance Awards for excellence in permit compliance. The Board of County Commissioners presented... more

July 28

Joint EOC/National Weather Service Exercise

On the morning of July 26th,​ we participated in a joint exercise with the National Weather Service testing our severe weather preparedness, communications, and documentation procedures. It was a great opportunity to keep our skills sharp and interact with vital partners of the Integrated Warning Team. We operated both our primary and alternate EOC simultaneously and independently, while coordinating with the NWS. While there were some lessons learned, both EOC's completed all tasks of the... more

July 19

Co-responder program expands in Johnson County

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

The program brings in a mental health professional to accompany police officers on calls that involve potential mental health issues with a goal to provide individuals quicker access to mental health services and keep them out of jail and local emergency rooms. This latest addition to the... more

April 28

2015 Second Half Property Tax Statements Due May 10, 2016

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has mailed 52,176 real estate and 2,371 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The second half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  

Taxpayers have several convenient options to pay their taxes:

Online - Through our website, www.jocogov.org, tax payments may be submitted electronically using our... more
April 26

Threat of severe weather today

The National Weather Service has predicted two rounds of storms will impact the KC metro today including Johnson County. Our Emergency Management team is keeping an eye on the sky today, and you can take several steps to make sure you are ready for severe weather.

Log on to www.notifyjoco.org to make sure you are signed up for emergency notifications. Make sure your household is prepared for a weather emergency such as a tornado by... more

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