Thursday, May 14, 2020


An important note about 12th & Oak progress after the pandemic lockdown posted FIRST on TKC . . .

Jackson County Government scheduled to reopen offices to public beginning May 18

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. is announcing today that County offices are scheduled to reopen to the public in a limited capacity beginning on Monday, May 18.

Offices in the Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th Street in Kansas City, and the Historic Truman Courthouse, 112 W. Lexington in Independence, have been closed to the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“I appreciate the patience and understanding of our residents during this unprecedented time. I’d also like to commend County staff for their flexibility and commitment to keep operations going as they worked from home,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “We ask for the public’s ongoing cooperation as we continue providing the highest level of customer service, knowing that as we move forward, protecting the health and well-bring of all customers and staff is our top priority.”

As county offices reopen, all staff and public visitors seeking in-person services are required to wear a mask, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained and lobby areas or lines in each office space will be limited to 10 visitors or less as recommended by public health officials. Only the west doors of the downtown courthouse will be open for public access.

The County is also in the process of deep cleaning its facilities, installing plastic protective barriers for customer service staff and exploring the possibility of on-site temperature checks for visitors and staff to keep everyone safe.

Residents needing to conduct County business are strongly encouraged to continue using the services provided by the following departments by phone or email:

Assessment Department

Taxpayers needing assistance from the Department of Assessment can email or call (816) 881-1330.

Collection Department

Taxpayers needing assistance from the Department of Collection can email or call (816) 881-3232. Many questions can also be answered by going to our website at As a reminder, taxpayers can pay their taxes online, by mail, or by using exterior drop boxes located at the downtown and Truman courthouse locations.

Recorder of Deeds Department/Marriage Licenses

Services by the Recorder of Deeds will be provided only at the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence at this time. For recording and marriage information, please visit the department’s website. For any additional questions please call (816) 881-3191. Walk-in recordings or copy requests should be mailed to:

Truman Courthouse
Recorder of Deeds Department
112 W. Lexington, Suite 30
Independence, Missouri 64050

Jackson County Parks + Rec facilities, including the registration office, golf course, marinas and historic sites, will reopen on Saturday, May 16 in accordance with retail gathering guidelines. A mask will be required when entering any indoor Parks + Rec facility and social distancing should be maintained when using County parks and trails. Additional information can be found online or Facebook.

Health officials continue to stress that residents:

- Practice good hygiene by washing hands or using hand sanitizer frequently
- Do not touch your face with un-sanitized hands
- Stay home if you are sick

For up-to-date information on County operations and service modifications, visit

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Anonymous said...

Everybody is anxious to get those evictions going again!

Anonymous said...

Can we get rid of this guy? Cuff him and march him onto an airplane to china or something?

Your an unethical and corrupt disaster Frank. And where is our property tax refunds we are supposed to get?

Anonymous said...

Why is it he always comes out a week after everybody else? Is he that slow in the head?

Anonymous said...

The courthouse, which will only be entered by two narrow doorways which will be splattered with nose spray particles, spit and the like, will be a funnel for sending people back into the six county area. And it will be more unworkable than ever.

This will only serve to pump up the second wave.

And people will die.

And some of their families will want revenge I imagine.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Not to mention there are only two working elevators in the whole damn building. That courthouse was a public health risk before the coronavirus.

Anonymous said...

The courthouse arrangement is going to hurt people. Bad.

The Judges who allow this will have blood on their hands.

Anonymous said...

Quit being such pussies, stay out of trouble and you won’t need to go there plus, everything can be done online nowadays anyway.

Anonymous said...

It's gonna be a Coronavirus hotbed with all the negroes passing through it. They've all got the grippe.

Anonymous said...

^^^ true and funny right there!