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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

March 25

Emergency Management & Communications names its new director

Ellen Wernicke has been named Director of Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications. Wernicke has served as interim director since the previous director, Walt Way, retired in October 2015. She joined what was then the Johnson County Emergency Communications department in 1998 and except for a brief period in 2000 has been with the department for 18 years. You can learn more about her in... more

February 10

Update on county's digital imaging project

The Appraiser's Office has a progress update on the county's digital imaging project. As you'll see when you click here, work is wrapping up in the very northeast corner of the county (Roeland Park, Fairway, parts of Mission), and crews are heading west into Merriam and Shawnee.

The county has contracted with Tyler Technologies, Inc. to take high-resolution street level photos of the... more

December 30

Lower fares and expanded service for transit customers

Great news for transit riders! Beginning Jan. 4, fares on ten local Johnson County Transit bus routes will drop from $2.25 to $1.50 a trip, the same fare as MAX and other local KCATA, Unified Government Transit and IndeBus routes. A $50 31-Day Pass will also be valid for fares on local JCT bus routes. More details are available in this Kansas City Star article.

Also... more

December 23

Holiday schedule for Johnson County Transit

If your holiday plans including taking public transportation, you’ll want to see the latest holiday schedules. Please click here for important transit information.

November 25

Property tax statements mailed to Johnson County taxpayers

If you own property in Johnson County, you will soon receive your annual tax statement, if you haven’t already. The first half of your real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Monday, December 21, 2015, and the second half of your taxes are due on or before Tuesday, May 10, 2016. You’ll find information on how to pay your tax bill here.

Some property owners will notice that their... more

November 20

Two opportunities for fun at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Looking for family-friendly weekend fun? Ernie Miller Nature Center's got you covered with two events on Saturday that are sure to delight the entire family. Both events will take place indoors at Ernie Miller Nature Center (909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS 66061) and advanced registration is not necessary.

Tellebration 2015 | 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Want to hear a good story? Come celebrate the International Day of Storytelling at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. Hear nature stories... more


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