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June 21

Taking microtransit to the O.P. Farmer's Market

Starting in July, the county's microtransit pilot program will expand to help get people to and from the Overland Park Farmer's Market on Saturdays. The BOCC as well as the Overland Park City Council came to an agreement on the pilot program this week. Learn about the details in this news release.

 

 

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April 19

2019 Johnson County Disaster Preparedness Survey

 

We just received the 2019 Johnson County Disaster Preparedness Survey draft report from our partner ETC Institute.  This year we had over 1000 people complete the survey!  We are currently working with ETC on the final report and hope to have the full report out for public consumption by late spring.  For now, we will be releasing small snippets of info on social media.  Follow us on Facebook: Johnson County Emergency Management and Twitter: @joco_emergency.

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February 19

Quick Links

If you are looking for a place to work that encourages you to grow, innovate , and give back, contact:  EMC-Recruit@jocogov.org

If you have an audio request for emergency communications (fire and EMS), contact:  ECC-Audioreq@jocogov.org

If you are interested in 911 Education or Outreach opportunities, contact:  EMC-ECCPublicEducation@... more

November 26

2018 Property Tax Statements Due by December 20, 2018

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has begun mailing 204,736 real estate and 18,942 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The first half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Thursday, December 20, 2018, and the second half taxes are due on or before Friday, May 10, 2019. The real estate tax statement contains a comparison section between this year’s and last year’s tax breakdown. If the taxes are paid by the... more

October 30

New renderings available on new Johnson County Courthouse

New interior renderings and fly-through animation of the new Johnson County Courthouse are now available here. These materials as well as a project status report were presented to the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, sitting as the Committee of the Whole, on Thursday, Oct. 25. Brad Reinhardt, Director of Facilities Management, presented the update with representatives from... more

September 27

County completes annual Emergency Operations Center exercise

More than 100 local government and public safety employees may feel more prepared to handle a disaster today. Multiple jurisdictions and organizations took part in a full-day annual Johnson County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) exercise on Wednesday. After being given a scenario of civil unrest in Johnson County that continued to unfold throughout the day, about 120 people worked together, either in the EOC or off site, and practiced their Emergency Support Functions, or ESFs. 

The... more

August 29

Veterans Treatment Court has four new graduates

On Aug. 29, a packed courtroom celebrated four more graduates of the Veterans Treatment Court. This marked the Johnson County District Court's sixth graduation in this program. The mission of the VTC is to identify veterans in the criminal justice system and, when eligible, get them into treatment and court supervision as an alternative to incarceration. You can learn more about the program in the video below.

Today's graduation included speeches from Judge Timothy P. McCarthy, who... more

August 17

Bonds sold for new Johnson County Courthouse and Medical Examiner Facility

The Public Building Commission authorized the sale of bonds to fund construction of the new Johnson County Courthouse and the county’s first ever medical examiner facility. The sale of the Series 2018A bonds, totaling $148.6 million, with a true interest rate of 2.39 percent.

Most of the Series 2018A bonds will finance the construction of the new courthouse in downtown Olathe. The bonds will also be used to build the new medical examiner facility. That project will be constructed... more

June 28

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, but will be flat instead of embossed and will be mailed directly to customers.

Beginning August 15, a customer receiving a new plate as part of their transaction will leave the office with a 30 day temporary license plate and their... more

December 26

Motor Vehicle updates office hours

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, Johnson County Motor Vehicle office hours will change to 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding county designated holidays. This change applies to both the Olathe Motor Vehicle Office, located at 782 N. Ridgeview Road, and the Mission Motor Vehicle Office, located at 6000 Lamar Ave. 

Customers who have reserved their place in line using our line management system and that are present in our offices by 4 p.m. will be served that day.

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