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County Manager's Office

Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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Additional vaccine survey for health care workers
March 3, 2021

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is asking health care providers who have not yet received their COVID-119 vaccine to indicate their interest in getting one through an online survey. This is so JCDHE can access the number of health care workers still needing vaccine and provide the opportunity to get it.

Learn more about this survey for health care providers.

JoCo on the Go podcast - pandemic impacts on appraisals
March 3, 2021

The 2021 Revaluation Report by Johnson County Appraiser’s Office reveals an active housing market and home construction in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

On March 1, the Johnson County Appraiser’s Office sent more than 200,000 property owners Notices of Appraised Value with the average single-family home value increasing 4.5% compared to 2020. The mailings follow the release of the 2021 Revaluation Report to the Board of County Commissioners by Johnson County Appraiser Beau Boisvert.

“In some property types, we actually did pretty well, in others, not so well,” Boisvert said. “Some of it dealt with the pandemic and the situation we’re in at this point in time.”

County Appraiser notes impact of coronavirus pandemic on housing market and home construction
March 1, 2021

The 2021 Revaluation Report by Johnson County Appraiser’s Office reveals an active housing market and home construction in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

On March 1, the Johnson County Appraiser’s Office sent more than 200,000 property owners Notices of Appraised Value with the average single-family home value increasing 4.5% compared to 2020. The mailings follow the release of the 2021 Revaluation Report to the Board of County Commissioners by Johnson County Appraiser Beau Boisvert.

“In some property types, we actually did pretty well, in others, not so well,” Boisvert said. “Some of it dealt with the pandemic and the situation we’re in at this point in time.”

The report indicated 70% of residential properties experienced an increase in appraised value. Approximately 17.5% had a decrease and 12.5% had no change. Reappraisal of commercial property increased 2.08% over the prior year.

According to the County Appraiser, a property’s appraised value will go up or down depending upon the local housing market. When supply is low and demand for homes is high, property values increase. As the sale price of homes in Johnson County continues to go up, the appraised value of homes will rise as well, Boisvert explained.

Residential property sales jumped from 14,962 in 2019 to 18,172 in 2020. That was highest level in more than a decade.

Boisvert said new home construction had “positive growth,” increasing 1.11% with 1,867 building permits issued in 2020.

“This is the second highest number of permits over the last 10 years,” he added.

This year, northeast Johnson County is seeing the highest increases because of the growing demand for the many different homes in Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Merriam and other northeast cities. Older areas in the southeast and northwest sections of the county are experiencing similar pressure on sale prices for the same reasons.

Boisvert cites a continued short supply of homes for sale, resulting in a seller’s market. Low mortgage rates in 2020 also generated more interest in homeownership.

There were just over 750 homes listed for sale. Boisvert says this equates to less than 1-month supply of homes; a 6-month supply of homes is considered a balanced market.  

A short supply of homes is also driving prices up. As of December 2020, there was a 9.6% increase from average sale prices for existing homes - $348,450 in 2019 compared to $381,969 in 2020. The average selling price for a new single-family home was $558,000 last year, up from $520,000 in 2019.

Four features for your appraisal:
1.    Mapping and valuation in one location
On a single webpage, you can find all the mapping and appraisal detail about a residential property including photos, diagrams of neighborhood layouts, owner name and appraised values for the last several years. View this information at jocogov.org/dept/appraiser/property-data.
2.    Look up your NOAV online
You can access your Notice of Appraised Value anytime, anywhere you have internet access.  A downloadable PDF is available through a quick search of your property at jocogov.org/dept/appraiser/property-data.
3.    Appeal your appraisal online
Commercial and residential property owners can file an appeal of appraised value online. For more about the appeals process, visit us online at jocogov.org/dept/appraiser/general-information/appeal-process.
4.    NEW Drop Box at Sunset Campus
The Appraiser’s Office is pleased to announce that a permanent DROP BOX has been installed. For the convenience of our citizens, it is located outside next to the building’s front LOADING ZONE at 11811 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe.  The DROP BOX is for residents to drop off Informal Appeal applications and evidence only.

Upcoming Dates:
May 1        Notices of Appraised Value mailed to personal property owners
May 15       Deadline for filing a personal property valuation appeal.
June 1        Appraiser certifies appraisal roll to RTA.
 

A look ahead at vaccine distribution next week
February 26, 2021

By the end of today, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will have provided well over 63,000 first-dose vaccines, either at its own clinics or through our health care system partners. 

JCDHE has changed its process for second dose appointments. JCDHE is automatically scheduling second dose appointments exactly three weeks after the first vaccine at the same time and location. More information is available on our second-dose webpage.

JCDHE will offer appointments for those age 65 and older starting Wednesday, March 3. This includes people 80+ who still need to get vaccinated. Johnson County hospital systems – AdventHealthMenorah Medical CenterOverland Park RegionalOverland Park RegionalKU MedSt. Luke's Hospital are offering vaccinations. Go to their websites for more information.

Others who will continue to be vaccinated include:

  • K-12 public/private schools staff and child care providers.
  • Independent living facilities.
  • Those involved in the Federal Pharmacy Retail Program.
  • Health care workers and others in Phase 1 and Phase 2 Tier 1.

Learn more about vaccination plans for next week.

BOCC February update
February 26, 2021

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in Feb 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. The board took the following actions:

  • (Sitting as the Board of Public Health), approved the removal of curfews and closing times for restaurants, bars, night clubs, and other businesses licensed to sell alcohol for on-premises consumption that are currently included in Section II, paragraphs (4) and (5) of Johnson County Board of Public Health Order No. 002-20.
  • Voted to continue to conduct BOCC meetings virtually through and including March 25, 2021.
  • Established a new 2021 Charter Commission in Johnson County and approved the appointments of the eight Charter Commission members as proposed by the Chairman and the Commissioners.
  • (Sitting as the Public Building Commission) Authorized the contract amendment with Titan Built, LLC for the Central Resource Library Staff and Space Consolidation (CSSC) Project in a total contract amount not to exceed $8,173,911.
  • Approved Johnson County’s Aging and Human Services Department to accept $18,609,765.40 in Coronavirus Relief Funding for the purpose of providing rental and utility assistance to Johnson County residents.
JCDHE and CDC encourage safer spring break plans
February 25, 2021

If you’re planning to travel abroad soon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all international travelers, regardless of vaccination status, get tested 3–5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for seven days after travel, even if their test is negative. Travelers who don’t get tested should stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel. Travelers who test positive or develop symptoms of COVID-19 should isolate and follow public health recommendations. It’s also a good idea to avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.

Those departing from or traveling within the United States are also recommended to get tested before traveling.

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