Notify JoCo

Residents can identify up to five locations (work, home, or their child’s school, for example) they would like to receive alerts about. NotifyJoCo alerts individuals about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance, depending on what options are chosen in the sign-up process. Messages are sent to residents based on their preferences — cell phone, SMS, home phone and email — to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information.

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  • Public Safety - 
    • Traffic, Detours, & Closures
  • City Services -
    • Water Interruptions
    • Trash Service Information
  • City Communication
    • General City Announcements

Three easy ways to sign up for NotifyJoCo alerts:

  1. Text NOTIFYJOCO (all one word) to 888777 to instantly register for countywide alerts via text message to your mobile device. Standard text messaging rates will apply.
  2. Go to and customize alerts for up to five designated locations and select your preferred communication methods (phone, text, email). You can also opt-in for a variety of non-emergency messages.
  3. Call 913-826-5555 to register for alerts if you don’t have access to a computer.

While the system has access to many business and residential land lines numbers to make notifications in emergencies, all Johnson County residents are encouraged to sign up for NotifyJoCo to ensure they receive emergency alerts for their preferred locations and delivery methods via its website,, or by calling 913-826-5555.

NotifyJoCo is free to the public and is used by Johnson County Government, WaterOne, Aubrey Township, Consolidated Fire District #2, NW Consolidated Fire District and the cities of Edgerton, Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Mission, Mission Hills, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park and Shawnee. The entities work with Everbridge, a leading firm in emergency management and incident alert systems, to provide the service.