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Johnson County Government exists to provide hundreds of high-quality services to its more than 560,000 residents. Some County initiatives are highly-visible and impact residents' lives on a daily basis, including wastewater, stormwater, and roadway improvements along with construction or renovation of public buildings. Others County services happen behind the scenes, while plenty of what we do is highly popular, like library programs, park and recreation activities and fun events.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Property Tax Payment Options

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department will reopen the tax collection office located at 111 S. Cherry St., Suite 1500 in Olathe on Monday, May 11 in a limited capacity. The second installment of 2019 property taxes are due on or before Monday, May 11. In order to continue to protect the community’s health and safety and in conjunction with CDC guidelines, below are some recommendations on how to pay property taxes in Johnson County.

It is strongly recommended that taxpayers use these payment options and avoid visiting the office location:

  • By Mail – Taxpayers can mail a check along with the payment stub to PO Box 2902, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.  To avoid interest, payments by mail must be postmarked on or before May 11.  Do not send cash by mail. It is recommended that cash customers purchase a money order and pay by mail.
  • Online - On the webpage, taxbill.jocogov.org, tax payments may be submitted electronically using  the eCheck option for only $0.50 per transaction, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) for a 2.4% fee per transaction.

Payments will be accepted in person in a limited capacity with these recommendations:

  • Only cash or multi-tender payments that cannot be paid online or by mail should be paid in person.
  • Check payments made in person will be asked to use the drop box located outside of the office lobby.
  • The office lobby will be restricted to only those customers currently being served. 
  • In person transactions will be limited to five or less, to keep the line moving quickly. Payments with five or more transactions can be placed in the drop box.
  • All other customers will be asked to wait in line outside of the lobby and observe a six-foot minimum social distance which will be indicated.
  • CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

On April 23, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners authorized the acceptance of partial payments on second half real estate and personal property taxes due on or before Monday, May 11.  A list of questions and answers about partial payments has been added to the Frequent Questions page on the county’s website.

There are many other services on the tax bill webpage that may be helpful this tax season. Taxpayers may view an electronic version of their tax statement and print off tax receipts once their payment has been processed. They may also find important Tax Forms and get many questions answered through the Frequent Questions page.

Johnson County to accept partial payments for 2019 second half taxes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic impacts on our community, Johnson County Government will begin accepting partial payments on second-half real estate and personal property taxes due on or before May 11. There is no minimum payment, but any remaining balance will begin to accrue interest on May 12. Partial payments only apply to the second half of 2019 property taxes. Please visit our Frequent Questions page for more details.

2019 Second Half Property Taxes Due May 11, 2020

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has begun mailing the 2019 second half real estate and personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The second half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Monday, May 11, 2020. If the taxes are paid by a mortgage company, you will not receive a second half tax statement.

Please note that our office is currently closed to the public, effective March 25 concurrent with Johnson County Public Health Officer’s Stay at Home Order, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  Taxpayers have multiple options to pay their taxes. 

  • Online - Through our website, taxbill.jocogov.org, tax payments may be submitted electronically using our eCheck option for only $0.50 per transaction, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) for a 2.4% fee per transaction.
  • By Mail – Taxpayers can mail a check along with the payment stub to PO Box 2902, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.  Do not send cash in the mail. 
  • In-Person - This option is not currently available, as the building is closed to the public.

There are many other services on our website that may be helpful this tax season. Taxpayers may view an electronic version of their tax statement and print off tax receipts once their payment has been processed. They may also find important Tax Forms and get many questions answered through our Frequent Questions page.

Want to learn more about Johnson County? Apply for JoCo Academy!

Learn about the inner workings of Johnson County Government and how you can get more involved in our community through JoCo Academy (formerly called Citizens Academy)! The Spring 2020 program will meet every Tuesday for 10 weeks, February 11th through April 14th, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided at no cost at the beginning of each session. The application deadline for the Spring program is January 17th. Apply here.

The goal of JoCo Academy is three-fold: 
• Enhance citizen knowledge of county operations and services 
• Encourage a unified community identity 
• Increase volunteerism in Johnson County boards and commissions 

JoCo Academy participants hear presentations from staff, perform hands-on activities, and take tours of various county departments and agencies, including Wastewater, Corrections, Libraries, Parks and Recreation, the Sheriff’s Office and more.

The Kansas City Star recently featured our academy and that article is available here.

If you have questions about JoCo Academy, please call Kiley Heine at 913-715-0729.Visit jocogov.org/jocoacademy for more information and to apply. 

Funds are available for Minor Home Rehabilitation projects in certain cities

The Minor Home Rehabilitation program assists eligible Johnson County homeowners with home repairs and provides limited accessibility modifications for eligible persons with a disability.  Funds are available for Minor Home Rehabilitation projects in certain cities. 

For more information, please contact Sue Carter at (913)715-6612.  Also see the Minor Home Rehabilitation web page on this site.

2019 Property Tax Statements Due by December 20, 2019

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has begun mailing 206,510 real estate and 18,070 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The first half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Friday, December 20, 2019, and the second half taxes are due on or before Monday, May 11, 2020. 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 a mortgage company, the statement will say “THIS IS NOT A TAX BILL” at the bottom. For those taxpayers that pay their statements directly, there will be a return payment stub at the bottom of the statement

Please note that the 'SCH CAPITAL OUTLAY' taxes levied by your local school district are no longer showing in 2019 as a separate taxing authority record on your tax statement.  These funds will now be included in your school district’s ‘UNIFIED’ funds.  These changes were made for reporting purposes only.

Taxpayers have several convenient options to pay their taxes:

  • Online - Through our website, taxbill.jocogov.org, tax payments may be submitted electronically using our eCheck option for only $0.50 per transaction, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) for a 2.4% fee per transaction.
  • By Mail – Taxpayers can mail a check along with the payment stub to PO Box 2902, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.
  • In-Person - Taxpayers can make a payment at our office location, 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1500 in Olathe. Forms of payment accepted at our office include cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card (payment by credit/debit card includes an additional 2.4% service fee).

There are many other services on our website that may be helpful this tax season. Taxpayers may view an electronic version of their tax statement and print off tax receipts once their payment has been processed. They may also find important Tax Forms and get many questions answered through our Frequent Questions page.

Advance voting in person kicks off next week

Advance voting in person for the November General Election begins next Monday, Oct. 28. Johnson County registered voters can vote at any of the following seven locations.

  • New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway in Gardner (new this year)
  • Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park
  • Hilltop Conference Center, 7700 West 143rd St, Overland Park
  • Johnson County Election Office, 2101 East Kansas City Road, Olathe
  • Johnson County Northeast Offices, 6000 Lamar, Mission
  • Johnson County Sunset Office Building, 11811 South Sunset Drive, Olathe
  • Okun Fieldhouse, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee

Information on the hours for these voting locations is available at this link. You can also find information on that page about how to advance vote by mail.

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.

 

 

2019 Johnson County Disaster Preparedness Survey

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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 before the end of the year.  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.

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@jocogov.org

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