Welcome to Shawnee County, Kansas. We strive to provide excellent service to our residents.

Board of County Commissioners

You can watch County Commission live meetings and view archived agendas. Listen to audio recordings of previous meetings. Check out the 2013 Levy Sheet, the 2014 Budget, or historic budget data, levy data & more.

Planning Department

The application deadline for selling fireworks is Thursday, May 1st. The sale of fireworks for 2014 will be permitted Friday, June 27th through Saturday, July 5th. The filing fee is $500.

Appraiser’s Office

The Appraiser’s Office offers access to information about properties in the area, like Interactive Maps, Searchable Real Estate System.and a Personal Property Online Filing System

Parks and Recreation

Preview the proposal for the Abbott Community Center. View the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation
Long Range Strategic Master Plan Presentation and the Master Plan Findings Presentation 2014. You can also see the questions asked at the Public Forums.

Treasurer’s Office

Get information about our hours, vehicle registration, Awesome·Q and more. Make Property Tax Payments Online, view the 2012 Delinquent Real Estate and Public Notice or the 2012 Delinquent Personal Property Tax and Public Notice published in the Topeka Metro News.

Department of Corrections

Save money while visiting friends and family at the Adult Detention Center during the months of March through May. More information about this sale can be found here.

More Information

Meet the BCC

  • Shawnee County Commission
    The County Commissioners
    Dist 1: Shelly Buhler
    Dist 2: Kevin Cook (Vice Chair)
    Dist 3: Bob Archer (Chair)
  • Bob Archer
    Commissioner Archer represents the third district of Shawnee County.
  • Kevin Cook
    Vice Chair
    Commissioner Cook represents the second district of Shawnee County.
  • Shelly Buhler
    Commissioner Buhler represents the first district of Shawnee County.


Works & Work

Come to work for the County. The Human Resources department maintains the recent job postings list.

You can find out more about current Public Works projects on the Consolidated Public Works Map.