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No Jury trials scheduled for the June 22nd to July 3rd Service Period new

The service period for the June 22nd to July 3rd jurors has ...

Election Clerk (Job ID: 20-020) new

Deadline to Apply: 03 Jul 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.

Earth Day will look a little different in Lawrence and Douglas County this year. In March, the City of Lawrence and Douglas County announced that the annual Earth Day celebration in South Park would be postponed due to safety recommendations in response to COVID-19. In lieu of the in-person event, Earth Day 2020 will be celebrated during a week of virtual events that will bring the community together — even as we remain physically apart.

Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures through April 30, 2020

Public Works anticipates the pavement rehabilitation project on portions of Route 438 and Route 1029 will resume Tuesday, April 7, or Wednesday, April 8. The pavement rehabilitation project began in late September 2019 and was suspended through the winter. This spring, the work will be on Route 438 (North 1800 Road; Farmers' Turnpike) from Berry Plastics to the Route 438/K-10 (SLT) intersection.

Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures through April 30, 2020

This is a Special Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners to perform a test Zoom meeting to prepare for the April 8, 2020, 5:30 p.m. Business Meeting. The Zoom meeting was scheduled to work out technical details for the Commisioners to attend the meeting remotely. No County Business will be conducted. This is a test run only.


The County Commission will meet at 4:00 p.m. for a Work Session; and at 5:30 p.m. for the Business Meeting. We encourage you to join our meeting live using Zoom, a web-based communications tool.

Join the Zoom meeting
Via computer:
1. Follow this link:
2. Use the meeting ID: 744 863 537
3. There is no participant code.

Douglas County Newsletter March 2020

The Douglas County Clerk’s office has mailed more than 66,000 informational brochures and advance voting applications to voters ahead of the Nov. 5 City/School General Election. The informational mailers will start arriving in mailboxes of active registered voters the week of Sept. 23.

Steven Miles has worked in the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office for 28 years and was appointed County Appraiser 10 years ago in 2009.

By Kansas statute, the Appraiser’s Office is responsible for determining the value of all taxable property in Douglas County, which includes real estate and personal property like boats, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, jet skis and planes. As of October 28, the county had 40,943 parcels, including 31,144 residential homes, 1,519 commercial properties, 1,710 farms with a home and 2,956 plots of agricultural land.

Douglas County and the City of Lawrence are hosting an informational meeting about the 2020 Census from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the auditorium of Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. The meeting is open to the public.

Local Census experts will share information about the 2020 Census, including timing, job opportunities and next steps.

Getting an accurate Census count is important to the State of Kansas and Douglas County. Here's why:

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