Effective May 18, 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 reopened to the public in a limited capacity. In an effort to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, public visitors to those buildings will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing of at least six feet, and public occupancy will be limited. Anyone wishing to contact or conduct business with the County is strongly encouraged to do so by phone, email, fax, or regular mail.
Jackson County distributes 100,000 masks
Jackson County is encouraging the wearing of masks by recently giving away 100,000 masks.
August is National Wellness Month
August is National Wellness Month, a time to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines.
Ring and AdHoc Group Against Crime Work Together to Support Neighborhood Safety in Kansas City Communities
Ring and community-based AdHoc are launching a program to donate 750 Ring Video Doorbells, including free installation and a free Ring Protect Basic subscription for the life of the device, to local residents in Kansas City neighborhoods impacted by violence.
Jackson County planning new Detention Center
Overcrowding and deteriorating facilities require the need for an upgraded Jackson County Detention Center. Jackson County has established a multi-phase plan to support the planning, design, construction, and activation of a new jail facility. Click here for more information.
Jackson County COVID-19 Information
All infomation about Jackson County's Recovery Plan, community resources, testing sites, guidelines for business, and more.