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Residents News

April 1

Important Notice Regarding Personalized Plates

Please be aware that throughout this year the Kansas Department of Revenue will be mailing personalized plate reorder letters for all personalized plate holders.  By law, all personalized plate holders must reorder new personalized plates every five years.

To ensure you reorder and receive your new personalized plate you must complete the reorder form provided by the Kansas Department of Revenue, make checks payable to Johnson County Motor Vehicle, and return the form to:

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March 10

Spring Break in JoCo

Get the most out of Spring Break with our guide to events around Johnson County from March 13-22.

Need more ideas? Visit our Staycation board on Pinterest for things to do in the area.

 

 

 

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March 6

8 things to do when the time changes

The time change this weekend is a good time to take care of all those things you've been meaning to do but haven't gotten around to yet, such as…

Set clocks forward one hour. It's hard to lose an hour of your weekend but since your boss is doing it, you probably should too. Change or charge batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It might be time to replace your detectors. Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years; carbon monoxide alarms, every five years. Refresh supplies... more
March 5

Area hospitals join Medical Director program

Johnson County's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System Medical Director Program will provide even better emergency care to residents through an agreement with area hospitals approved this morning by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners.

It is rare in the EMS field to have the fire agencies, the paramedic transport provider, the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center and hospitals all working together. Having the hospitals' input in patients' care procedures before... more

March 2

8 ways to prepare your family during Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 2-6, is a good time to prepare your family for the possibility of severe weather throughout the year, such as flooding, flash flooding, strong winds, blizzards, and tornadoes. 

Here are some things you can do this week:

Monday, March 2

•  Enroll or update your info in NotifyJoCo: NotifyJoCo, Johnson County’s free emergency mass notification system, is designed to get you the information you need when you need it during emergencies and... more

February 25

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2016:

Johnson County will be participating in the 2016 Severe Weather Awareness Week (SWAW) along with the State of Kansas Division of Emergency Management and National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill. SWAW runs from March 14-18 and includes a state-wide Tornado Drill Tuesday, March 15th at 1:30pm.  IF the test is unable to be conudcted on the 15th, it will be rescheduled for Thursday, March 16th at 1:30pm.  The siren activation for the state-wide... more

January 20

Severe Weather Spotter Seminar scheduled for January 26

Maintaining a local team of trained storm spotters ensures our community gets the very best severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings from the National Weather Service.

The annual Severe Weather Spotter Seminar will be held Monday, January 26, 7 - 9 p.m. at Olathe Northwest High School in the Performing Arts Center. The seminar is free and open to the public. Anyone with a fascination in severe weather is encouraged to attend. No registration necessary.

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January 1

New walk-in renewal fee now in effect at Motor Vehicles

Beginning January 1, 2015, an additional fee of $5 will be applied to each vehicle being renewed in-person at a Johnson County motor vehicle office. To avoid paying the additional $5 fee per vehicle, Johnson County residents can renew vehicle(s) online at www.jocogov.org or by mail.

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved charging the walk-in registration renewal fee during the 2015 budget process. State statute allows for county... more

December 29

Ring in the New Year legally

Parents can use approaching New Year's Eve celebrations as a way to discuss underage drinking with children.

Many parents are already talking with their kids about this important issue. According to the Kansas Communities That Care Student Survey, 54% of Johnson County students surveyed (in grades 6,8,10, and 12) report having a conversation with their parents about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco or drug use in the past year and 86 percent of the students said their families have... more

December 17

JoCo Transit, KCATA management consolidation finalized

It's official. Johnson County Government will contract with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) to provide administrative and management services for The JO transit service. The 2‐year Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Transit Management and Administration Agreement - which will develop a more regional public transit system - was approved by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Thursday, Dec. 11 and by the KCATA Board of Commissioners at a special ceremony on... more

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