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County Administration

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Location: County Courthouse
Hours: Mon-Fri | 8am - 5pm
Contact: Administration

The County Administrator is the chief executive officer of the county, with overall responsibility for the efficient administration of policies determined by the County Commission. The administrator serves at the pleasure of the County Commission, and is responsible for the implementation of their goals. Specific duties include budget preparation, coordination of county operations with other local governments and agencies, and development of proposals to improve county operations.

Citizens with any county related problem should always feel welcome to call or e-mail the County Administrator for assistance.


The Heritage Conservation Council of Douglas County promotes the conservation of our cultural and natural heritage to honor our past, enrich our present, and inspire our future.


The Purchasing Office is responsible for enforcing the Douglas County Finance Policy, maintaining an active list of vendors, preparing specifications, and issuing requests for bids and proposals for county departments.

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Human Resources is responsible for placing ads for new jobs, on-boarding new hires, handling benefits and working with third party administrators and vendors.

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Douglas County works closely with community partners and state and local agencies to expand access to supportive housing and respond to the needs of our houseless community members.

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Douglas County's Food System Plan

Communities engage in planning activities to help guide future decisions. Planning can include land use, housing, transportation, economic development, and other key areas that shape a community. Local food system development is a new area of focus in planning—both nationally and in Douglas County.

Food System Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

You can view and/or print a copy of the different fee schedules for Douglas County by visiting the Douglas County Fee Schedule page. This fee schedule contains fees for the following categories/departments:PhotocopiesRegister of Deeds OfficeSheriff'… Read More

Adopted resolutions can be found by browsing through the list of Commission Reports and Archives.

For these issues, you can contact your local City Hall: Baldwin City - City Hall Website: Eudora City Hall Website: Lawrence City Hall Website:… Read More

Please see the County Commission page under "County Commission District Maps"

Article 11, Section 1 of The Kansas Constitution provides that: Tangible personal property shall be classified into six subclasses and assessed uniformly by subclass at the following assessment percentages:Mobile homes used for residential purposes… Read More

The Douglas County Commission meets regularly at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the County Courthouse (2nd floor) at 1100 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. If there’s a work session, Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday before their… Read More
Sarah Plinsky

Sarah Plinsky was hired as the County Administrator in September 2019 after serving in the interim position for nine months. Before becoming the administrator, she had served as the Assistant County Administrator since December 2010. In that role, Sarah led the Administrative Services Department. READ MORE

Douglas County Courthouse

1100 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

County Courthouse