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Residents News

December 1

New $5 fee to be charged at Motor Vehicle in 2017

Effective January 1, 2017 Johnson County will be charging an additional fee of $5 on title and registration, specialty and personalized plate and update registration transactions at our motor vehicle offices.  County Treasurers are authorized to charge this fee per K.S.A. 8-145d.  Revenue generated from the additional fee will help to reduce the... more

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 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 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
April 18

Share your vision for Monticello Library in Shawnee

Before the blueprints and the concrete, the Johnson County Library wants to know: What do you want at the Monticello Library that's coming to western Shawnee?

Here's a homework assignment. Visit the Central Resource Libraryand have a look around at the renovations. We implemented a lot of ideas from patrons. Should we borrow any of those for the new Monticello Library?

Share your vision ... more

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