Johnson County Public Works is responsible for maintaining and improving the roads and bridges in the unincorporated area. The Public Works department also manages the Stormwater Management Program (SMP) and the County Assistance Road System (CARS) program.
Public Works is NOT responsible for water, trash, sewer, public transit, or parks; and we DO NOT work within city limits.
Road closings in the unincorporated area can be found on our Road Closings page.
For information on road closings within city limits, please contact the specific city. For information on highway closures, please contact KDOT.
Johnson County Extension Office http://www.johnson.k-state.edu/lawn-garden/soil-testing/index.html
Johnson County has no jurisdiction for ponds on private property. Call the NRCS for advice on ponds. Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Paola Service Center 913-294-3751 or for more information click on the following link: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/ks/home/ Click on "Find a Service Center" in the middle of the page and then select Miami County from the State Map.
Johnson County has no jurisdiction for ponds on private property except for erosion and sedimentation control. Call the NRCS for advice on ponds. Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRSC), Paola Service Center 913 294-3751.
No part of the pond or dam should be within 110 feet of the center of the road for section line roads or within 50 feet of the Right of Way Line for local roads.
Do not place fill or regrade the land in a FEMA flood plain. Check the flood insurance rate maps for your pond location. If in a flood plain a Flood Plain Development Permit is required. Contact the Johnson County Planning, Development and Codes Department at 913-715-2200.
If the area being disturbed by the pond construction is greater than 1 acre, you will need a land disturbance permit from Johnson County. Contact Keith Markway at 913-715-8308 or by email Keith.Markway@jocogov.org or Sarah Smith 913-715-8330 or by email Sarah.Smith@jocogov.org. There is additional information concerning ponds at Johnson County K-State Research and Extension www.johnson.k-state.edu/natural-resources/pond-management/index.html
Utility locates are requested by many individuals/companies for a variety of reasons. Public Works may request underground utilities be marked for road maintenance projects or survey projects. Please call Public Works 913-715-8300 to find out if we requested the utility locates along your road/property.