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Morton County has an open Board Position for the Hospital.  Please send your letter of interest and reason why you want to serve, to the Morton County Clerk, PO Box 1116, Elkhart, KS 67950 or email by Noon April 13th.

The Morton County Road Department is looking for Versatile Workers.  Duties may include manual labor and the safe operation of trucks or heavy equipment.  CDL required.  Full Job Requirements & applications may be obtained at the Morton County Road Department Shop, south of Wilburton.  697-2592  (EOE)
Job Description     County Application

Morton County Health System Accepting Applications (03/12/2020)

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Observed Holidays

Welcome to Morton County's Official Website!

It is our mission to provide an accurate and informative site to help you discover Morton County. To provide citizens with information that will be beneficial to them.

Morton County Landfill will be will be Closed, Friday, April 10th, & Saturday, April 11th, 2020 for Good Friday

Morton County Public Parcel Search


Pursuant to Executive Order 20-16 issued by Governor Laura Kelly, in-person attendance at the County meetings will not be allowed at this time.  We encourage attendance by telecommunication which allows public interaction.  Please help us to comply with these orders as we strive to keep our meetings transparent and open for public by joining the meeting remotely on your computer or by telephone.
04-13-2020 Agenda

How to join the meeting:
From your computer, tablet or smartphone at
Or dial in 1 (872) 240-3311  Access Code: 685-658-637

Click here for COVID-19 Information
and Community Updates

U.S. Senator Moran - COVID-19 Relief Programs: Answers To Your Questions

COVID-19 Assistance for Small Businesses & Unemployeed


We encourage you to use on-line services or mail if possible.  Department contact information and links to online services can be found below and at .   The Board of Morton County Commissioners, elected and appointed officials will provide updates and make changes as necessary.  We apologize for the inconvenience, however, the health and safety or our citizens and employees is our priority. Thank you for your cooperation in this ongoing situation. Click here for full statement.

2020 Census

Help your local communities, fill out the U.S. Census!!  Anyone can go on line at any time to complete the census questionnaire. The household address can be used instead of the Census ID number. Website is

Executive order No. 20-12 extends deadlines for vehicle registrations and driver's licenses.

Governor Kelly signed Executive Order #20-12, extending deadlines for driver's licenses , vehicle registration renewals and regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  All driver's license renewals and vehicle registrations extended by this Executive Order must be completed within 60 days of the expiration of Executive Order #20-12. Please read the full order posted below.

During this time, customers can renew their vehicle registrations online at, by mail (PO Box 998 Elkhart, KS 67950) or by phone (620)697-2560.  The Morton County Treasurer's office is currently processing title applications by appointment only.  The KS Dept of Revenue has closed all 116 driver's licenses locations until April 6, 2020.

Eligible drivers (Kansans ages 21-50 and; are not obtaining a Real ID for the first time, or; are obtaining a "Not for Federal Use" license or identification card) can renew their driver's license online at https://ikan.ks.govExecutive Order 20-12

Where does $100 of Vehicle Property Tax go??  99% of Vehicle Tax Dollars Stay in Morton County.  Click here.


As required by K.S.A. 25-3009, a post election audit of ballots cast in 1% of precincts in Morton County will begin at 1:00PM. on Friday, November 8th, at the election office.

We will audit no less than two precincts and two contested races for this general election. The precincts and races to be audited will be selected in a random drawing at the start of the audit.

When the audit has been completed, the audit results are used by the county board of canvassers when certifying the official election results.

New Morton County Resource Guide (updated 09-16-19)

Crystal Bashford and Rhianna Eudy Shaw would like to share a new Morton County Resource Guide with you!!  This resource will be updated quarterly and/or as needed and will be available through United Way 211, Morton County, Kansas Chamber of Commerce office, Morton County Extension & the Morton County Health Department.  Please feel free to share and print.  Click Here for the Resource Guide.


Annually, at least ten days prior to the mailing of change of value notices pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1460, and amendments thereto, the county or district appraiser shall cause to be published in the official county newspaper the results of the market study analysis as prescribed by the Director of Property Valuation of the Department of Revenue.

A study of the residential (R) real estate market indicates that market values have remained relatively stable for this valuation year with little or no increase in the general market. Market trends average 0% but may range from -2% to +3%.

A study of the vacant (V) property real estate market indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or downward trend.

A study of the commercial/industrial (C) real estate market indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or downward trend.

Values on specific properties may not follow indicated trends because of changes in the property, correction of descriptive data or adjustment of value based on sales of similar properties. Some properties may increase at a greater rate; some properties may decrease or change in valuation only slightly.  All real property owners will be notified of the county appraiser's estimate of value on or prior to March 1, 2020.  The appeal period extends to thirty days from the mailing date.

In accordance with the provisions in K.S.A. 79-1476, the Division of Property Valuation is required to annually furnish each county the results of its study relating to changes, if any, of the use value of agricultural land. Changes can and do occur as a result of several factors including cropping practices, commodity prices and production costs.

The Division of Property Valuation and Kansas State University has established currently agricultural land values.  MORTON County will implement the agricultural land values as provided by the Division of Property Valuation.  These values are available for review within the County Appraiser's office.

Morton County Implements CodeRED Emergency Notification Service

CodeRed Emergency Notification ServiceWhat is CodeRED and why is it important to me?  CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications.  Only authorized officials have access to the CodeRED system.  Read or listen to the alert message, view a map of the affected area.  Just Click on the CodeRED icon.
Please Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.