Welcome to the Official Website of Elk County Kansas

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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 Open by Appointment Only **

We are still conducting business by appointments so please contact the Treasurer’s office at 620-374-2256 for motor vehicle, driver’s license or tax questions & appointments. Please utilize the alternate options for transactions that do not require ‘in office’ assistance. Alternate options include making 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 for your cooperation!

**The date for DL renewals has been extended to Jan. 26, 2021. Details can be fount in Elk County Treasurer Facebook page or at www.ksrevenue.org. **

The main telephone number for the Courthouse is 620-374-2490.


        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


2020 Elk County Election Information 

2020 Elk County General Election Official Results


Elk County Recycling Program Needs a Helping Hand


                Elk County’s Recycling Program is not only meant to provide a means for citizens to reduce the amount of material going to a landfill, it is also a vital partner to our local businesses.  Every weekday, recycling personnel pick up cardboard from Elk County’s small businesses, reducing clutter and saving dumpster space.  The cardboard is baled and sold to offset part of the expenses for the recycling program.  Due to various personnel matters, Elk County’s Recycling Program is making an appeal to citizens who value the recycling program to assist on a voluntary or contract labor basis.

                Anyone (including youth or service organizations) interested in volunteering or working part-time in the Recycling Program should contact Elk County’s Public Works Department at 620-374-2580.  Helping out just a few hours a week, even on a temporary basis, could make a huge difference for our community and local businesses.

                Elk County is conducting recycling operations as robustly as possible during the personnel shortage, but the program will not be sustainable over a long period of time without additional workers.


Elk County Veterans will oversee Memorial Wall

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