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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)
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Morton County Health System Accepting Applications (05/26/2020)

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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.

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Important 2020 General Election Dates to Remember

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COVID-19 Assistance for Small Businesses & Unemployeed

MORTON COUNTY - TAKE NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE, if you are a Morton County resident it is your duty to register your vehicles in Morton County, certain exemptions may apply.  Additionally, vehicles that are parked overnight in Morton County for more than ninety days must register in Morton County (exceptions apply for certain businesses).  Morton County Law Enforcement will begin a period of verbal warnings from now and until January 1st, 2021, at which time you may be ticketed for improper registration.  Please make sure your vehicles are properly tagged.

Morton County Resolution to EO on Face Masks 7.3.2020

Face Masks Not Discouraged, But Not Mandatory in Morton County

In anticipation of the Governor’s executive orders to be released about mandatory face masks being worn in public, the Morton County government in consultation with the Morton County Emergency Manager and Public Health Officer do not feel that with the current numbers and history of COVID19 cases in Morton County that the mandatory requirements of wearing a face mask in public will be enforced at this time.  Face masks are not discouraged from being worn, please use at your discretion.  Property owners may require masks on their property including any business, home, hospital or government building.  If choosing to do so, owners must post notice of such requirement clearly and conspicuously or provide verbal notice to each individual accessing the property.  Employers may, at their own discretion, require their employees to wear masks while working.  Otherwise, it is strongly encouraged to the community of Morton County to use courtesy and best judgment and follow the recommendations regarding social distancing, ensuring you maintain a six foot distance from others, avoid large gatherings, practice good handwashing habits, know the signs and symptoms of COVID19 and stay home when you’re sick unless seeking medical care.  If you are feeling symptoms of illness, please CALL your provider's facility and discuss your concerns to plan the best way to address your needs.  The limitation of the Governor's executive orders is subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Commissioners of Morton County based upon the recommendations of the Morton County Public Health Officer and other health officials.

Morton County is working under our Local Emergency Public Health Declaration (06-08-2020)

Morton County is working under our Local Emergency Public Health Declaration to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Morton County, Kansas pursuant to the authority provided in K.S.A. 65-119 and K.S.A 65-129b and other applicable laws and regulations.  Click Here for Updated Guidance Document

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 http://www.my2020census.gov.

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 https://ikan.ks.gov, 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.

NOTICE OF BALLOT AUDIT

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.

K.S.A. 79-1460a RESULTS OF MARKET STUDY ANALYSIS FOR MORTON COUNTY 2020

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.
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