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Sign that says Driver's License
July 21, 2018

Where to direct questions about Kansas driver's licensing

As a reminder, Johnson County works as an agent for the State of Kansas in performing motor vehicle functions. Johnson County Motor Vehicle also collects over $90 million in property taxes levied on vehicles for the state, county, cities, schools... more

The Addams Family - drawing of haunted house
July 20, 2018

The Addams Family opens at The Theatre in the Park

Everything will change for the Addams family when they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. So, grab a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening under the stars! 

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6... more

July 19, 2018

New Date for License Plate Production and Delivery Process

The Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) has announced the decision to delay the implementation of a new production and delivery process for Kansas license plates until August 15, 2018.  The new plates will carry the same designs currently offered... more

Staff from JCPRD and the County Manager's Office pose with Johnson County Commissioners Eilert, Klika and Shaffer for award.
July 16, 2018

Arts & Heritage Center wins national award

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) was awarded the Historical/Cultural Facility Award for the Arts & Heritage Center by the National... more

Election Office "vote here" sign
July 13, 2018

July 17 is voter registration deadline

Tuesday, July 17, is the voter registration deadline for those wishing to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election. Residents can check their registration or register for the first time with the ... more

County management and commissioners turning dirt for groundbreaking
July 12, 2018

Construction officially kicks off on new Johnson County Courthouse

Today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners celebrated the construction kickoff of the new courthouse with about 175 residents, city and county leaders, community groups and other interested stakeholders. The groundbreaking ceremony... more

Portrait of Penny Postoak Ferguson
July 12, 2018

BOCC appoints Penny Postoak Ferguson as County Manager

Today, Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the contract to appoint Penny Postoak Ferguson as County Manager for Johnson County.

“We have witnessed Ms. Postoak Ferguson’s capabilities during the past... more

Photo of the new voting equipment with screen on
July 9, 2018

Get a sneak peek at our new voting equipment

Johnson County voters have the opportunity to see and use the county’s new voting equipment ahead of its debut in the upcoming primary election. Voters will be able to cast a practice vote on the new voting equipment and learn more about its... more

Kansas ID card
July 5, 2018

Website link offers access to Real ID information

A link provided to The Best Times magazine regarding the federal Real ID program is preventing access to the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website for more information.

The correct link is:... more

July 5, 2018

Communication survey results are key to planning

Each year since 2014, Johnson County surveys residents on ways to improve the quality of county communication with the public. The survey, administered by ETC Institute in Olathe, is conducted by phone with a random sample of 408 county residents... more

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