COVID-19 Related Service and Event Changes
Jackson County Orders State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
In collaboration with officials across the region, Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has ordered a State of Emergency to mitigate exposure to the COVID-19 outbreak in Jackson County. This action takes the following steps:
- Prohibit large public gatherings of 10 or more people effectively immediately.
- Close restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters effective through April 24. Exceptions are delivery, pickup and drive-through service.
- Close schools, with the support of superintendents from all 14 school districts, through Friday, April 24
Jackson County government will be constantly monitoring the situation in our community, and determining how best to serve the public during this time. Please see information below regarding county services and numbers to contact departments with questions. For the latest updates on COVID-19 in Jackson County, visit the Health Department’s website and social media.
- Jackson County Executive proposes Rep. Joe Runions Act, $10 million for COVID-19 response
- Jackson County Stay at Home Order
- Executive Order 20-06 COVID-19 State of Emergency
- Message from Jackson County Legislature Chairman Theresa Cass Galvin re: COVID-19
- Jackson County Circuit Court Continues Jury Trials and High Volume Dockets Until March 27
- 16th Circuit Court Administrative Order effective through March 27
- How litigants without attorneys can find their rescheduled hearing date
- Attention people picking up Notary Commissions and those filing Declaration of Candidacy Forms
- Third Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Eastern Jackson County
- News release for Jackson County Circuit Court issuance of administrative order
- Administrative order No. 2020-062 Suspension of Issuance and Enforcement of Writs of Restitution
- Clarification regarding group events during State of Emergency
- News release for corrected Jackson County Executive statement on COVID-19
- Sheriff’s Office makes adjustments amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
- News release Jackson County Circuit Court Operations during COVID-19 Stay at Home Order
- Administrative Order Court Operations During COVID-19 Stay at Home Order
Jackson County Offices in Downtown Courthouse Closed to the Public Through at Least April 24
Effective March 24, 2020, Jackson County offices in the Jackson County Courthouse at 415 E. 12th Street in Kansas City and the Historic Truman Courthouse at 112 W. Lexington in Independence will be closed to the public for at least 30 days in an effort to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. During this closure, any contact or business that you wish to conduct with the County must be done by phone, electronically (email or fax), or regular mail.
- Contact Jackson County Assessment by phone or email: email@example.com, check Assessment page for phone numbers for specific units.
- Contact Jackson County Collections by phone or email: 816-881-3232 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Jackson County Finance & Purchasing by phone or email: BudgetMailbox@jacksongov.org or email@example.com check Finance & Purchasing page for numbers of specific units
- Contact Jackson County Human Resources by phone or email: 816-881-3135 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Jackson County Recorder of Deeds by phone or email: 816-881-3191 email@example.com
- Please mail recordings or copy requests to:
Jackson County Courthouse
Recorder of Deeds Office
415 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Board of Equalization Hearings Continue by Phone Through March 20
As of March 12, 2020, the Board of Equalization (BOE) began conducting appeal hearings with Hearing Officers by phone rather than in person, and this process will continue until March 20, 2020. Regarding appeals scheduled up to and including this date, a Taxpayer and/or Representative should expect to be contacted within 24-72 hours of their scheduled docket date and time to discuss their case. All dockets beyond March 20, 2020 are canceled until further notice.
Jackson County Parks + Rec Facilities Closed Through May 15, Events Through May 15
Jackson County Parks + Rec facilities including Blue Springs, Lake Jacomo and Longview Marinas, Fred Arbanas Golf Course, Kemper Outdoor Education Center, Fort Osage National Historic Site and Education Center, Missouri Town 1855, and the registration office are closing to the public effective March 17 through May 15. Meeting spaces, shelter houses, campgrounds, and field rentals are unavailable until after May 15. Parks and trails remain open. All Parks + Rec events, Special Populations programs, softball leagues, workshops and classes are canceled through May 15.
- Parks + Rec Administration: 816-503-4805 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jackson County Park Rangers: 816-503-4890
- Playgrounds at Jackson County parks and shelter areas will be closed.
- Marina stores will be closed, but gas sales will be available.
- Marina gates will be open for slip holders.
- Fees for any facilities that have already been booked will be refunded in full.
Jackson County Public Works Facilities and Operations Changes
- Road & Bridge has suspended walk in services for citizens. All concerns or questions must be called in using the Road & Bridge service number (816) 847-7050.
- Ketterman Yard Facility has been closed temporarily, until further notice.
- Building Permits and Plan Review services through Planning and Development will be completed by appointment only. For questions, please contact (816) 881-4649.
- All construction inspection services will be completed as scheduled, unless determined otherwise by County building inspectors.
- Cleanup efforts in Tarsney Lakes and Blue Summit have been postponed until further notice.
Jackson County Department of Corrections Changes
- Volunteer activities are suspended until further notice.
- In lobby visits are suspended until further notice.
Jackson County County Clerk’s Office Procedural Adjustments
- Notary Public Commissions: Anyone wishing to pick up their notary public commissions from the County Clerk’s Office may do so at the office located at 201 W. Lexington, Suite 201 in Independence. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch.
- Declaration of Candidacy Filings: Anyone wishing to file a declaration of candidacy for the upcoming primary election may do so in the County Clerk’s Office located on the 2nd floor of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for the last day of filing (March 31) when the office hours will be 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
During this time of concern in our community regarding the spread of COVID-19, and with the Court’s administrative orders that are in place, judges are not presently performing wedding ceremonies. Thank you for your understanding.