This page contains official information that pertains to COVID-19.
PRESS RELEASE – March 17, 2020
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a concern for communities across the nation, including our own. Because of these concerns, it is important that the County take preemptive measures to help ensure the health and wellbeing of County residents, visitors and employees. County Leadership is monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Montgomery County Emergency Management and the Montgomery County Health Department, and implementing best practices to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The County is committed to take necessary, appropriate actions to keep our community and employees safe.
After much deliberation, the County is taking steps recommended by the CDC, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Montgomery County Emergency Management and the Montgomery County Health Department to help reduce the impact of Coronavirus in our community. The County is guarding the health of its employees and visitors to public facilities by increasing cleaning efforts, encouraging safe work practices and placing a moratorium on non-essential travel for County employees.
In an effort to maintain continuity of government, the County offices will be closed for business to the public beginning March 19th through April 6th. However, office staff will be working and calls will be received. The County offers many services that can be done online or over the phone. The Board of County Commissioners will be meeting on regular scheduled meeting days.
The Judicial Building will be open but visitation to the Department of Corrections has been suspended until further notice.
If Employee Mandated Quarantine for 14 days occurs, the following policy will apply:
- The County will provide paid sick leave that is not taken from the employee’s sick leave account during the 14 days.
- Employees who are able and their duties allow for work at home remotely will be asked to work during work hours while quarantined.
- Employees returning from quarantine may be required to be assessed by the County Health Department for fever and/or signs of respiratory illness.
- All employees are required to report trip destinations to their department supervisor during the pandemic period.
- Employees are not eligible for Employer Mandated Quarantine paid sick leave if:
- They subject themselves to crowded, confined spaces, not in the course of employment such as trips, cruises, concerts, or other large gatherings.
- Travel out of the country; or
- Travel to an area of known COVID-19 outbreak
It is important for all of us to make informed decisions to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community. Please consult the Centers for Disease Control website www.edc.gov Kansas Department of Health and Environment http://kdheks.gov/coronavirus or World Health Organization www.WHO.int or Montgomery County Emergency Management firstname.lastname@example.org for up-to-date information before making decisions about attending County programs and other community activities. These decisions are with the interest of our County in mind. This is an extremely fluid situation that can change minute by minute. We will continue to keep you updated as this situation continues to develop. Thank you for your understanding and support.
*This policy is effective through April 6, 2020 unless extended by the Board of County Commissioners.
PRESS RELEASE – March 24, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 Virus the Homestead filing deadline has been extended to October 15, 2020. With this extended time, the Montgomery County Clerk’s staff will not be assisting the public with filing their homesteads until the Courthouse has reopened to the public.
If you have any questions please call the County Clerk’s Office at (620)-330-1200 between 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Staff will be available to answer any questions.
PRESS RELEASE – March 25, 2020
EFFECTIVE MONDAY MARCH 23, 2020
THE COURTHOUSE IN INDEPENDENCE AND THE COFFEYVILLE AUTO TAG OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE PLAN
THIS PLAN IS DAY BY DAY AND MAY CHANGE DAILY
ALL VEHICLE RENEWALS MUST BE PROCESSED ON-LINE OR MAILED TO THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE, P O BOX 767, INDEPENDENCE, KS 67301. YOU MAY RENEW ON-LINE (http://ikan.ks.gov). YOU CAN REPRINT YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION NOTICE ON-LINE UNDER www.ksrevenue.org, CLICK ON DIVISION OF VEHICLES, ON DROP DOWN BOX SELECT TITLES AND TAGS, UNDER REGISTRATION INFORMATION CLICK ON PRINT REGISTRATION RENEWALS. THIS INCLUDES THE PIN NUMBER NEEDED FOR ON-LINE RENEWALS OR THE AMOUNTS FOR MAILING REGISTRATIONS IN. WHEN MAILING PLEASE INCLUDE A CURRENT CONTACT NUMBER AS WELL AS INSURANCE INFORMATION OR YOU MAY HAVE YOUR INSURANCE FAXED TO OUR OFFICE 620-330-1155.
LIEN RELEASES MAY BE FAXED TO OUR OFFICE AT 620-330-1155.
A NEWLY PURCHASED VEHICLE: IF YOU NEED TO PROCESS TITLE WORK PLEASE CALL THE INDEPENDENCE OFFICE AT 620-330-1100. WE WILL COORDINATE WITH YOU TO MAKE ACCOMMODATIONS TO COMPLETE YOUR TRANSACTION. IF YOU HAVE A 60 DAY PERMIT THAT WILL NOT EXPIRE WITHIN THE NEXT 3 WEEKS (APRIL 13) WE WILL NOT PROCESS TITLE WORK WHILE WE ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. IF YOU TRADED OR SOLD A VEHICLE AND ARE GOING TO TRANSFER YOUR LICENSE PLATE YOU MAY USE THE LICENSE PLATE ON THE NEWLY PURCHASED VEHICLE FOR 60 DAYS FROM THE PURCHASE DATE.
ANTIQUE VEHICLE TAXES MAY BE MAILED TO THE TREASURER’S OFFICE
REFUNDS: MAIL THE LICENSE PLATE AND THE OWNERS REGISTRATION TO, MONTGOMERY COUNTY TREASURER, P O BOX 767, INDEPENDENCE, KS 67301. WE WILL PROCESS THE REFUND AND MAIL THE REFUND CHECK TO YOU.
PAYMENT OF TAXES: REAL ESTATE, PERSONAL PROPERTY, 16/20M, GAS, OIL, AND WATERCRAFT TAXES MAY BE MAILED TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY TREASURER, P O BOX 767, INDEPENDENCE, KS 67301 OR YOU MAY CALL 620-330-1100 AND PAY OVER THE PHONE WITH A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD. THERE WILL BE A 2.5% SERVICE CHARGE WHEN USING A CARD.
PLEASE CALL THE TREASURER’S OFFICE AT 620-330-1100 WITH QUESTIONS CONCERNING TAXES OR TAGS. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE IN KEEPING ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS SAFE.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY TREASURER
PRESS RELEASE – March 26, 2020
At the present time Montgomery County Courthouse is closed to the public but the county staff is working and available by telephone between the hours of 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Our county website (mgcountyks.org) is being updated daily with current information regarding COVID-19 and links are available to the Montgomery County Health Department and Emergency Management. If you have any problems getting in on the website please call (620) 330-1220.