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.


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MONTGOMERY COUNTY PRESS RELEASE

 

May 27, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has notified Montgomery County Emergency Management that water is being released from Fall River Reservoir and Toronto Reservoir with the potential for flooding, which will likely affect the cities of Coffeyville and Independence, all low lying areas and surrounding farmlands by May 27.

Residents in these areas are urged to take necessary precautions and be prepared to evacuate, if necessary.  Gather supplies for each person’s specific needs and don’t forget your family pets.  Shelters are provided in Coffeyville and Independence:

Coffeyville – First Southern Baptist Church – Pets allowed

Boys and Girls Club – Pets allowed

Independence – Memorial Hall – Pets Allowed

Shelters are allowing animals.  Do not leave animals confined in potentially areas that will be or already are flooding.

To access information on road closures go to kandrive.org.  The Kansas Department of Transportation is monitoring road closures.

Additional Flooding Safety Information:

  • Avoid flood water. Do not drive, swim, walk or play near flood water. Turn around, don’t drown.
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.
  • Depending on where you are and the impact and the warning time of flooding, go to the safe location that you have previously identified.
  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions.
  • Gather supplies in case you have to leave immediately or if services are cut off. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication.
  • Don’t forget the needs of pets.
  • Obtain extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment.
  • Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.
  • Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Consider a sump pump with a battery.
  • For more information about preparing for flood response, visit: https://www.ready.gov/floods
  • If you were affected by the 2007 flood, please evacuate immediately.
  • If you have family and friends that do not have social media, please check on them frequently.

 

Conditions are being closely monitored by Montgomery County Emergency Management, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Montgomery County Officials.   Montgomery County Deputies and Montgomery County Rural Firefighters are going door to door to check on rural residents in affected flood areas.   Please call  620-330-1000 if immediate assistance is needed.

 

Charlotte Scott Schmidt

Montgomery County Clerk/Public Information Officer cassschmidt@mgcountyks.org

620-331-9210

Richard George

Interim Sheriff, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

620-330-1000

Emergency Management Office

620-330-1260

Montgomery County Sheriff

620-330-1000


MONTGOMERY COUNTY PRESS RELEASE

 

May 28, 2019

We have received information that the water peaked at 1:30 a.m. this morning, and is beginning to recede slightly.  We are continuing to monitor water levels with Emergency Management, and check on citizens in flooded areas.

Some roads are still impassible at this time.  To access information on road closures go to kandrive.org.  The Kansas Department of Transportation is monitoring road closures.

Please watch for displaced domestic animals and wildlife when driving around previously flooded areas.

If you are flooded in and in need of food or medication, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for assistance at 620-330-1000.

If you have family and friends in flood affected areas, please continue to check on them frequently.

The following shelters are still open for residents and pets in Coffeyville and Independence:

Coffeyville –      First Southern Baptist Church

Boys and Girls Club

Independence – Memorial Hall

 

Charlotte Scott Schmidt

Montgomery County Clerk/Public Information Officer

620-331-9210

 

Richard George

Interim Sheriff, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

620-330-1000

 

Emergency Management Office

620-330-1260


Important Tax Deadline

The second of the 2018 real estate, personal property, 16/20M truck, gas, oil, and watercraft taxes are due by Friday, May 10th, 2019.  The taxes are payable at the County Treasurers Office at the Courthouse in Independence, the Coffeyville Auto Tag Office, 807 Maple St., or by mail.  A postmark of May 10th, 2019 will be accepted.  For additional information please contact the County treasurer’s office at 620-330-1100.


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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.

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