Elk County Kansas   


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Official Website of Elk County Kansas

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Please Plan Ahead!
The Elk County Courthouse will be CLOSED Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, December 24, 25 & 26.

1st half of property taxes must be paid on or before  Monday, December 22

NEW!  Handicapped parking on the west side of the courthouse is now available.

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. Wiki-stats about Elk County can be found here.  Visit the official Kansas website to find lots of helpful state resources by clicking here.

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County Courthouse

225 E. Washington 
Howard, KS. 67349

(620) 374-2490

  Mon -Thu
7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
(Treasurer to 5:00 PM)
Closed Fri., Sat. & Sun


2014 Holiday Schedule

With the exception of EMS & Sheriff services, County offices & departments will be closed on the following dates:

Martin Luther King Day Jan 20
President's Day Feb 17
Memorial Day May 26
Independence Day Jul 3 - 4
Labor Day Sep 1
Columbus Day Oct 13
Veterans Day Nov 11
Thanksgiving Nov 25 - 26
Christmas Dec 24 - 26
New Years Eve Dec 31 closing at 11:00 AM

Rural Fire

Public Notice

Per Kansas State Law, you are required to notify the Elk County Sheriff’s Department at (620) 374-2108 before beginning any controlled burn and again when finished. (K.A.R. 28-19-645, 28-19-646, 28-19-647, 28-19-48)

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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.


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