Spot light

EMS Week
May 21st, 2017 - May 27th, 2017

In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities.  Back then, EMS was a new profession, and EMS practitioners had only just started to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net.

EMS Week is the perfect time to recognize EMS and all that its practitioners do for our nation.

2017 County
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 Public Parcel Search

Tree Disposal Site Designation

Morton County and the City of Elkhart have designated the following area for Tree Limb Disposal; to be from the corner of N.St. Rd. and Border Ave., ½ mile north on Co.Rd. 10 black top.

This will be the north end of the property owned by Waylon Forbes.  Please unload branches between the orange cones on the west side of the road. Please follow signage.

File for 2017 City & School Elections

Primary will be August 1st, 2017 (if needed) and the General will be November 7th, 2017.  Candidates need to file at the Morton County Clerk's office by Noon, June 1st, 2017. Filing fee is $20.00.  Click here to see what positions are up for election and who currently fills those positions.

Kansas Vehicle & Trailer Registration Information

Click here for Kansas Vehicle & Trailer Registration Information:  KS Vehicle Registration Info. KS Trailer Registration Info.

Morton County Road Dept. Accepting Applications

The Morton County Road Department is accepting applications for 2 (two) Full-Time General Laborer positions.    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 (620) 697-2592, South of U.S. Hwy 56 on Co.Rd. 16, or at the Morton County Clerks Office, 1025 Morton St., Elkhart, KS.  Job Description  Printable County Application  EOE

Market Study Analysis for the Assessment Year 2017

Pursuant to L 1991. CH279. 5S2.  A study of the Residential real estate market indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or downward trend.

A study of the Commercial and Vacant lot real estate market indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or downward trend.

Values on specific properties may not follow the general trend because of changes in the property, correction of descriptive information or adjustment of values based on sales of similar properties.

In accordance with the provisions in KSA 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.

New Landfill Requirements Take Affect 4/15/2017

As we come to the busy time of the year and citizens are cleaning their yards and out buildings in preparation for the summer there are a few things that we would like to address concerning the loads of waste being brought to the Morton County Landfill.

Beginning April 15, 2017, all loads must be covered with a tarp or secured with straps or rope as to prevent any of the waste from being lost on the road to the Landfill.

All loose loads (loads that may blow away from the pit area, i.e. small plastic bags, paper, feed bags, etc.) must also be placed in trash bags.    If you choose, you can purchase the bags from Morton County Landfill for $0.50 per bag.

Also there will be NO SMOKING on Landfill property once you have entered the gate.  Please extinguish all lit cigarettes or cigars properly!!!!!!

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.