Contractors begin work photographing every building in Johnson County today

One of the white vans that will be used by Tyler Technologies for the project.
One of the white vans that will be used by Tyler Technologies for the project.
If you see a big white conversion van creeping down your street in the coming weeks or months, you don’t necessarily need to be alarmed…

Tyler Technologies, a company contracted by the Johnson County Appraiser’s office, today begins the onerous task of photographing the exterior of every property in the county. Here’s a note on the project distributed to Johnson County law enforcement agencies:

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office has contracted with Tyler Technologies, Inc. to provide detailed, high-resolution street level images of the exterior of every property in the county. Kansas law requires counties to update property information every six years in an effort to maintain accurate data on every parcel in the county. This project is expected to take several months.

Please note the following:

Imagery will be captured from customized white vans that will be clearly marked with signs indicating they are conducting an imaging and address verification project for the county.
All personnel assigned to this project have been issued photo identification badges that must be visible at all times.
Photographs are taken from public right-of-way whenever possible.

This project is slated to begin Jan. 4, 2016, or as soon as there is no snow on the ground. We have set up a web page where we will post weekly schedules on where the vans plan to be in the county. That address is www.jocogov.org/countypropertyphotoproject. Photos of the van are attached for your information.

Anyone with questions can call the county Appraiser’s Office at 913-715-9000.