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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.

Resident News

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.

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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 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 showing in 2018 as a separate taxing authority record on your tax statement.  On prior tax statements, these funds were included in the 'UNIFIED' taxing authority associated with your school district.  This is for display 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 $1 per transaction, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) for a 2.4% service 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.

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 project team members JE Dunn, TreanorHL and Fentress Architects. A news release that summarizes the presentation is available at this link.

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 annual exercise is the county’s opportunity to test, in partnership with cities, its processes and procedures that would be in place should a disaster or crisis strike.

Examples of functions representatives practice included public safety, mass casualty, logistics, planning, procurement and communications. This is the county’s 4th annual full scale exercise. Each year offers a new opportunity for participants to learn and practice all of their skills in a controlled setting.
Photo courtesy: Trent Pittman

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 spearheaded the effort to bring VTC to Johnson County, as well as Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss and Major General Clyde J. "Butch" Tate II, a military lawyer who previously served as the 19th Deputy Judge Advocate General of the United States Army. U.S. Senator Jerry Moran delivered the keynote speech.

"The four veterans we honor today are on a path to provide us with leadership," said Senator Moran. "Our country desperately needs you as role models."

The four graduates each appeared in front of the audience with their volunteer mentors. Graduates received a certificate and a program coin, and made brief remarks. 

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