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Elk County Courthouse







127 N. Pine  Howard, KS 67349

(620) 374-2490

Toll Free 877-504-2490

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 Courthouse is Open**

The Courthouse is open to the public. Driver’s License IS by appointment only. Please contact the Treasurer’s office at 620-374-2256, to make an appointment.

You may still make payments online, by mail, over the phone, or via dropbox which is located inside the foyer of the handicapped entrance on the west side of the building.

Thank You!

*The date for DL renewals has been extended to June 30, 2021. Details can be found in Elk County Treasurer Facebook page or at www.ksrevenue.org. *


Elk County Seeks Steering Committee for Potential Project

                  Elk County Commissioners are seeking community volunteers to serve on a Steering Committee to assess public support for a County Event Center. The initial concept is to construct a large building at the Elk County Rodeo Grounds near Moline. The County governing body would utilize the space for public meetings. The building could also be used for commercial events such as craft fairs, quilt shows or gun shows. Youth organizations such as 4-H Clubs could host events there. The building would be available for rent for private events such as weddings, family gatherings, and reunions. With cooperation from the Elk County Rodeo Association, many types of events would be made possible, providing a boost to the economy of the County.

                Commissioners plan to pursue grant funding for half the cost of the project, and will seek partnerships, fundraising, and donations to finance part of the remaining cost. The time frame for construction would most likely be 2023.

                Ideally, the Steering Committee would represent all townships and/or cities in the County, and include people of varied ages, backgrounds and perspectives. Commissioners will select up to 15 members and a chairperson from the applicants. 

The Steering Committee would establish its own meeting schedule, but the recommendation is to meet once a week for six (6) weeks. The purpose of the Committee is to present Commissioners with recommendations as to what type of facility, if any, should be built. While steering committee members would not be compensated for their time, the County would reimburse mileage and provide meals or refreshments for the meetings.

Interested persons should contact the Elk County Clerk’s office at 620-374-2490 and request a Steering Committee Interest Form. The form will collect basic demographic and contact information.  Commissioners will announce the Steering Committee at their August 9th meeting.


      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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2021 Holiday Closure Schedule

County offices will be closed on the following dates, with the exception of

EMS & Sheriff services. The County Attorney's Office has adopted the State of Kansas Official Holiday Calendar. Please check their page for dates.




Mon, Jan. 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Mon, Feb. 15

President's Day

President's Day

Mon, May 31

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Sun, July 4


Independence Day

               Mon, July 5 Independence Day Observed  

Mon, Sep. 6

Labor Day

Labor Day

Mon, Oct. 11

Columbus Day

Columbus Day

Thurs, Nov. 11

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Wed, Nov. 24

Thanksgiving-Close at Noon


Thurs, Nov. 25



Thurs, Dec. 23

Christmas Eve Observed


Sat, Dec. 25


Christmas Day

Thurs, Dec. 30

New Year’s Day Observed


Sat, Jan. 1, 2022


New Year’s Day


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.



Employment Opportunities: Click here

Kansas State Extension Service & Natural Resources Conservation Service


2021 City/School Election Positions & Candidate Information 


**New Elk County Rural Directory Books are available in the Clerk’s Office for $10.00 each**


Elk County Veterans will oversee Memorial Wall

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