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.
School Public Health Notice – Click Here
25 June 2020
Montgomery County, KS Health Department and the Office of Emergency Management recommend the continuance of Phase 3 guidelines of the Kansas: Ad Astra Re-Opening Plan.
The Montgomery County, KS Health Dept. and Office of Emergency Management recommend residents continue to follow all Phase 3 guidelines as of June 23rd.
- We ask residents to continue to exercise caution, including social distancing, avoiding mass gatherings when possible and wearing masks in public places.
- Use personal hygiene strategies including hand washing, and avoid touching your face.
- If you feel ill, remain at home and speak to your medical provider as soon as possible.
This decision was in response to a series of recent events.
In accordance with the Ad Astra Re-opening Plan, on the morning of June 22nd, the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) and Kansas Governor L. Kelly moved all Kansans from Phase 3 to Phase-Out (see COVID.ks.gov). The Montgomery County Health Dept. and Office of Emergency Management followed KDHE recommendations and also moved Montgomery County to Phase Out on the morning of June 22nd. Later that day, citing a rise in COVID case statistics in Kansas, the Governor reversed the state’s recommendation on the afternoon of June 22nd. KDHE now recommends Kansas remain in Phase 3 until July 6th. This change was made after Montgomery County moved to Phase Out.
Although the Phase 3 restrictions have not been officially re-implemented by the County, and the County remains in Phase-out, the Montgomery County Health Dept. and Office of Emergency Management issue these guidelines and recommend that everyone living, working, and travelling in our County continue to follow them as a precaution. Persons or organizations that decline to encourage adherence to these guidelines assumes the risks and responsibility associated with that decision.
As Kansans, we must collectively take precautions. State guidance continues to change in response to the overall pandemic situation. The County must also adapt as necessary to the changing environment in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID disease and its effects in these challenging times.
Please continue to watch the Montgomery County Health Department and Emergency Management Facebook pages & the Montgomery County, KS – Government webpage at : facebook.com/MGCHD/ , https://www.facebook.com/ and MGCountyKS.org for further updates.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
CAROLYN MULLER, DIRECTOR
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.