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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Seward County Local Government will limit public access to all Seward County facilities

For Immediate Release

March 19, 2020

Seward County, Kansas – Seward County Local Government will limit public access to all Seward County facilities effective at 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2020. This means that the County and its departments will remain open for business for essential services only.  We encourage all individuals needing to do business with the County to call ahead and confirm that your service is considered essential.

Expectations for County Buildings:

When coming to a County building please expect doors to be locked, limiting access.

There will be signage with phone numbers to call in order to receive service.

Non-essential visits will not be permitted.

Escorts may be available to help navigate the building safely.

The department you need to visit may be closed completely due to the nature of their services.

Services may be limited due to restrictions.

Drop Box:

There is a drop box located in the vestibule of the Administration Building.  You may drop off tax payments, renewal information for tags, rendition forms for the County Appraiser’s office, etc.  Please leave your name and contact number so that we may contact you with any questions or to notify when your renewal is ready to be picked up.

The County Treasurer’s Office will still be processing vehicle tags with the following directions:

Title work will be done by appointment only.  Please call 620-626-3215. 

If you are sick or feeling ill, please do not come into the office or the Administration Building.

Please maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and other individuals.

There will be no more than two (2) people allowed at a station at any given time.

Phone numbers for all departments are available online at sewardcountyks.gov


***County Treasurer, Kitty Romine, encourages customers to process their renewals and pay their taxes online as opposed to coming into the office.

Vehicle Services – https://www.ksrevenue.org/dovonlineservices.html

Online Taxes – https://www.kansas.gov/propertytax/

 Why are we limiting access?

We are restricting access to help reduce the probability of the spread of the COVID-19.

 Why are we NOT limiting completely?

As County Government, we provide essential services that are not provided by other agencies, so we have to maintain a certain level of functionality to provide services to all of you.

 Open Meetings:

At this time, all meetings of Seward County will be open to the public as they normally are and the Administration Building will be open during the time the meeting occurs.  Due to concern for group size and increased possibility of transmission of the virus, please be aware that meetings of the County Commission are live streamed at www.sewardcountyks.org and also on our Facebook page.  Meetings are archived and you can also watch them after the meeting by going to www.sewardcountyks.org.  If you attend meetings please be aware of appropriate social distancing.  Currently, the Kansas Attorney General is look at developing temporary regulations that may change the way meetings are conducted, but this guidance is not available at this time. 

 Important Telephone Numbers:

KDHE Hotline 1-866-534-3463

Seward County Health Department 620-626-3369

Freight Deliveries:

Please contact Greg Rice for all freight Deliveries                  620-482-1289

Departmental Information and Numbers:

Seward County Administration Office                         620-626-3212

Seward County Planning & Zoning                            620-629-7704

Services by calling during office hours

Seward County Clerk’s Office                                    620-626-3355 

slong@sewardcountyks.org

Services by calling during office hours

Seward County Treasurer’s Office                             

Tags & Title Work                                          620-626-3215

Taxes                                                           620-626-3218

Register of Deeds Office                               620-626-3223

No Passports being processed at this time

All Other Services by calling during office hours

Seward County Appraiser                            620-626-3250

Services by calling during office hours

Human Resources                                       620-626-3327

On-line Onboarding Procedures in Place

All other Services by calling during office hours

Event Center, Ag Building & Fairgrounds        620-624-3743 or 620-655-6802

Buildings closed through May 1, 2020

Seward County Landfill                                     620-626-3266

Trash schedules running as normal

All Office business conducted at scale window

Juvenile Correction & Prevention Services (JCAPS)      620-626-3340

All Group Activities postponed until further notice

Services by calling during office hours             

Cimarron Basin Community Corrections (CBCC)          620-626-3284 or 620-626-3384

All Group Activities postponed until further notice

Services by calling during office hours   

District Court                                                        620-626-3232 or 620-626-3391

Please call ahead and make arrangements for filing of paperwork, etc.  There are procedures in place to continue essential functions.

Court Services                                                         620-626-3242

 

 April D. Warden

Seward County Administrator

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