Beginning Jan. 4, 2016, on-site reference services provided by the Johnson County Archives & Records Management staff will be available by appointment only. Currently, the facility, located at 19310 W. 159th Street in Olathe, is open and staffed for on-site reference requests Monday through Friday.  There will be no change in the response time for accessing records or documents; same-day requests may be accommodated if needed.
Genealogy and history buffs will still be able to obtain information, but they should call ahead or email to make an appointment, said Jody Hanson, Johnson County senior public information officer.
Johnson County Archives maintains a research room where the historic documents in the collection are available to the public. Staff can help the public view and obtain copies of several types of historic records such as marriage and divorce records, wills, Immigration & Naturalization documents, criminal and civil court records – some dating back to the 1800s.
Johnson County Archives & Records Management is a division of the county’s Records & Tax Administration. Starting Jan. 4, Archives staff will work in the RTA office located in the Johnson County Administration Building at 111 S. Cherry Street, Olathe, three days a week as a way to increase efficiency due to times when reference request volume is minimal.
The public can continue to call 913-715-0400 or email [email protected] with requests for Johnson County Archives staff. If they are not on-site that day, staff will accommodate requests the next business day. For more information, visit and click on Archive Services.