Welcome to the Official Website of Elk County Kansas

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Elk County Courthouse







127 N. Pine  Howard, KS 67349

(620) 374-2490

Open:  Mon - Thurs     Hours:  7:00am to 5:30pm 
Treasurer Hours:  7:00am to 5:00pm

District Court Open: Mon - Fri  8:00am to 4:30pm


Elk County, located in Southeast Kansas, is known for its awesome natural scenery, wildlife, unique attractions, nationally renowned hunting, great schools & family values. Hard working farmers & ranchers contribute to many areas of agribusiness, and the five communities of Elk Falls, Grenola, Howard, Longton and Moline offer a wide variety of attractions.  The oldest swinging bridge in Kansas, museums full of past treasures, friendly local businesses and a massive wind energy project owned by Enel Green Power are only the beginning of the adventures to be found here.  We are also home to the world class Flint Oak Hunting Club.  Elk is a diverse county that is rich in history, some of which can be read about here.


Since 1875 the county seat has been located in Howard.  According to the 2010 U.S. Census the population of Elk County was 2,882. With quality schools, this small rural county is known as a wonderful, safe place to live and raise a family.  Take a break from the fast-paced lifestyle.  Come see what we have to offer.

Elk County Wiki-stats found here.  Official Kansas website click here.

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2018 Holiday Closure Schedule

County offices will be closed on the following dates, with the exception of EMS & Sheriff services.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Mon,Jan 15
President's Day
Mon, Feb 19
Memorial Day
Mon, May 28
Independence Day
Wed, July 4
Labor Day
Mon, Sep 3
Columbus Day
Mon, Oct 8
Veterans Day
Mon, Nov 12
Thanksgiving-Close at Noon
Wed, Nov 21
Thur, Nov 22
Christmas Eve
Mon, Dec 24
Christmas Day
Tue, Dec 25
New Years
Tue, Jan 1, 2019


Illegal Dumping

Did you know that placing your trash on someone else’s property without permission is littering? The Kansas statute for Criminal Littering, (K.S.A. 21-3722), states:

Criminal littering is intentionally or recklessly depositing or causing to be deposited any object or substance into, upon or about: (1) Any public street, highway, alley, road, right-of-way, park or other public place... (2) Any private property without the consent of the owner or occupant of such property.

Please remember that ILLEGAL DUMPING is a misdemeanor and is punishable by law.



RES 18-02 Revised Burn Regulations

RES 18-03 Regarding Repair of Roads




Employment Opportunities: Click here

Kansas State Extension Service & Natural Resources Conservation Service




Monthly Road Reports are Here!




Court House holiday hours for

Christmas & New Years

Offices will be closed:

Mon. Dec. 24th Christmas Eve

Tues. Dec. 25th Christmas Day

Mon. Dec. 31th Year End Reconciliation

Tues. Jan. 1st New Years Day 

Happy Holidays!