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Bids and RFP Opportunities
Phone: 913-715-0525

A listing of Johnson County’s current competitively bid IFBs and RFPs are available for downloading. more

Boards and commissions
Phone: 913-715-0424

We have dozens of boards and commissions that rely on the time and talent of residents interested in shaping and influencing public policy. more

CARS Program
Phone: 913-715-8300

The CARS program provides funds to the cities of Johnson County to construct and maintain their major arterials. Each year the cities submit a 5-year road... more

County Budget
Phone: 913-715-0605

Although your property tax check is paid to Johnson County, only about 16 cents or 1/6th of every property dollar actually goes to County Government. The... more

It is the policy and intention of JCEM to encourage and support integrated emergency planning throughout Johnson County and with all of its partners. To this... more

Internal Audit Reports
Phone: 913-715-1830

The Audit Services Division is an objective evaluator of the effectiveness of all Johnson County activities, operations, services and programs, ensuring... more

Jobs Open to the Public
Phone: 913-715-1400

Johnson County Government is a great place to work. We offer wonderful benefits, retirement plans, wellness incentives, a great organizational culture, and... more

Tax Foreclosure Auction
Phone: 913-715-1900

County tax foreclosure auctions are held to collect unpaid real estate taxes. This website will help you to understand the process and the research you will... more

Public Safety Sales Tax: New Courthouse and Coroner Facility

Public safety sales tax passed by voters

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Johnson County voters approved a 10-year, quarter-cent public safety sales tax to fund a new county courthouse and coroner facility. The county leadership has studied courthouse options over the past 15 years with recommendations for a new courthouse from numerous consultants, professional staff and citizen advisory groups. Funding the large project prevented the county from moving forward until now. Johnson County does not currently have a coroner facility; it uses a private lab in Wyandotte County. The public safety sales tax approved on Tuesday makes way for the construction of both projects in the next few years.
 
This public safety sales tax funding will be collected starting in April 2017 and ending in 2027. The courthouse design is expected to begin in 2017 with completion in about four years. Staff is currently developing a timeline for the construction of a coroner facility. Next steps include the Board of County Commissioners amending the county's Capital Improvement Program to include the courthouse and coroner facility projects. Following that action, the Public Building Commission can approve the projects and sell bonds.