Welcome to the Official Montgomery County Web Site
This is your source for news, information and links about Government in Montgomery County, Kansas. In creating this web site, we have tried to provide information that will be beneficial to you. These offices and the people who staff them, are here for one primary reason, to be of service to you.
Everyone in the Courthouse is pleased to have the opportunity to assist you at any time. When you are in Independence please feel free to visit us, our address is 217 E. Myrtle. We think Montgomery County is a great place to live and raise a family, and all of us at Montgomery County thank you for the privilege of serving you.
2nd Half 2019 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are due by May 11, 2020
County Commission Public Zoom Meeting
Click Here for the Zoom meeting
(Link will only be active starting at 9:45 am or 15 minutes before a specially called meeting)
PRESS RELEASE-May 14, 2020
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, STATE OF KANSAS
The Montgomery County Courthouse will reopen Monday, May 18, 2020 at the regular hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM with some restrictions. The restrictions will be:
- Allowing only 12 people to enter the Courthouse at one time (One person per transaction unless assistance is needed and two may be present. No children will be allowed in the Courthouse at this time.)
- The North and South Doors will be open and the basement entrance will be limited to handicapped only. Officers will be stationed at the entrances to the Courthouse.
- Masks are encouraged but will not be furnished. The County staff will be required to wear masks or have protective shields.
- If you wish to call to make an appointment to avoid waiting, please call 620-330-1200 (County Clerk’s Office) and we will direct your call for assistance.
The County will be following all guidelines set by the Governor’s most recent statewide Executive Order.
The Judicial Building will be open but visitation to the Department of Corrections has been suspended until further notice.
Charlotte Scott Schmidt
County Clerk/Public Information Officer
THE COURTHOUSE IN INDEPENDENCE WILL RE-OPEN MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020.
THE COFFEYVILLE AUTO TAG OFFICE WILL RE-OPEN MONDAY JUNE 1, 2020.
COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE PLAN
THIS PLAN IS DAY BY DAY AND MAY CHANGE DAILY
ONLY 1 PERSON PER TRANSACTION, 2 PEOPLE IF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED
NO CHILDREN ALLOWED IN THE COURTHOUSE AT THIS TIME
THERE WILL BE 12 PEOPLE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE COURTHOUSE AT ANY ONE TIME
MASKS ARE ENCOURAGED BUT WILL NOT BE PROVIDED
PLEASE MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING (6 FEET APART)
BEFORE ENTERING THE OFFICE HAND SANITIZER WILL BE REQUIRED WHICH WILL BE PROVIDED
A MAXIMUM OF 30 TITLES WILL BE PROCESSED PER DAY, THIS IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS, THERE WILL BE NO APPOINTMENTS MADE
THERE WILL BE NO TITLES PROCESSED AFTER 3:00 P.M.
HOURS ARE 8:30 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
IF PAYING TAXES YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAIL YOUR PAYMENT OR PAY OVER THE TELEPHONE USING A CREDIT/DEBIT CARD. THERE IS A 2.5% CHARGE WHEN USING A CARD
FOR TAG RENEWALS YOU ARE ECOURAGED TO MAIL THE RENEWAL NOTICE AND PROOF OF INSURANCE OR RENEW ON-LINE, INSTRUCTIONS ARE ON THE RENEWAL NOTICE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING. OUR GOAL IS TO SERVE OUR CITIZENS IN A WAY TO KEEP EVERYBODY SAFE
MONTGOMERY COUNTY TREASURER
Click on the above link to be taken to our official information page pertaining to COVID-19
The hazardous household waste drop off at the Montgomery County Noxious weed department on 4/15/2020 has been cancelled.
KANSAS OPEN BURNING REGULATIONS
Kansas VINE Victim Services
The new Kansas VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody and status of an offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The VINE toll-fee number fro the Kansas VINE system is (866) 574-8463. This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about an offender’s custody status.
The link to the VINE website is here.
The link to the VINE mobile app is here.