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Zone service is provided to Northern Riley County, with Monday and Tuesday pick-ups from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and return trips usually between 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m..
A "country run" is made to the areas of Leonardville, Riley and Randolph twice a month, on the second and fourth Friday. Riders are brought to Manhattan for the day and shuttled around town, returned to their homes in the afternoon.
Service to and from Ogden is available Monday through Friday. Riders wanting to ride the bus need to call Dispatch and schedule a ride on the Fort Riley Shuttle. Door to door demand service is available in Ogden for persons with mobility impairments, after an application is completed (Paratransit Intelligibility Application Part A (pdf) & Paratransit Eligibility Application Part B (pdf)). This ADA service is a "safety net" for those persons who do not have the functional abilities to access and ride the Ogden route bus. Every certified individual for this ADA service is required to re-certify for continuing eligibility every three years upon becoming initially certified. Call the office at (785) 537-6345 for further information.
Rides should be scheduled with the dispatcher at least 24 hours in advance.
Fifteen vehicles (one mini van and 14 buses) are currently in operation. All vehicles are equipped with ramps and lifts to accommodate the needs of the mobility impaired.
Curb to curb demand response service is available on all shuttles and routes to provide persons with mobility impairments access. Persons eligible for the ADA service must complete an ADA Paratransit Eligibility Application Part A (pdf) & ADA Paratransit Eligibility Application Part B (pdf). If you live within a 3/4 mile of any route or shuttle services, please call the office at (785) 537-6345 to request a special accommodations application.
Demand response services are available to residents of Manhattan who live more than 3/4 of a mile outside of the fixed route service area. Please call Dispatch at (785)537-6345 with any questions.
Riders in any of the ATA Bus service areas (Manhattan, Riley County, Green Valley, St. George, Pottawatomie County, Junction City, Geary County and Fort Riley) may call dispatch at 1-877-551-6345 or (785) 537-6345, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to schedule a ride.
Please call 24 hours in advance to schedule rides. Cut off for scheduling next day rides is 5:00 p.m..
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Children ten (10) and under can ride the demand response service for free. All children under the age of twelve (12) must be accompanied by an adult on demand response trips.
Children riding the fixed route services, who are six (6) and younger, can ride the service for free. All children riding fixed route services under fourteen (14) must be accompanied by an adult.
Children under four (4) years old must be in a child safety seat, while children 4-8 years old must be in a safety or booster seat unless they weigh more than 80 lbs. or are taller than 4 ft. 9 inches tall. The child must be secured with an appropriate child seat provided by the parent or guardian. The parent or guardian will properly fasten such devices using the vehicle seat belts.
For policy purposes, animals are considered either service animals or pets.
Service animals will be transported with their owners without restriction or extra cost. Service animals must be supervised and the owner/handler must retain full control of the animal at all times. Owners/handlers are responsible for cleanup of any waste or litter caused by the service animal and is liable for any damages the animals cause.
Pets may be transported with their owners if the pets are secured in an enclosed container and if they can be fit into the schedule. Pets have the lowest priority for transportation. Pets requiring emergency veterinary assistance will not be transported. An ill service animal is treated as a pet in this respect: such animals are not performing their service function.
Charges are filed by the State and not able to be dropped by a citizen. However, you may submit a written statement explaining why you wish to drop charges. This statement will require your signature to be notarized. Riley County has a Notary Public available to notarize signatures.
Your opinion is important to the prosecutor but once a report is received from the law enforcement agency, it will be reviewed. Your written statement will be considered, however, the final decision in charging the perpetrator is at the discretion of the prosecutor.
Only if it falls within the diversion guidelines.
First appearances in City Court/Municipal Court are Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 a.m., located at 610 Colorado Street, Manhattan, KS 66502. Telephone: (785) 587-2450.
First Appearances in the Riley County District Court are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m.; he court is located at 100 Courthouse Plaza, the limestone building with the clock tower.
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The attendance officer at each school building has the discretion to determine if reasons offered by the child or his/her parents is sufficient or if the absence will be considered unexcused. USD 383 refers all cases of students with excessive unexcused absences to the Riley County Attorney's office.
--File formal charges--The County Attorney's office will file an arrest warrant or the juvenile and his parent(s) will receive a summons from the court directing them to appear and answer for the charges.
When a juvenile is arrested or charged with criminal activity, they are required to participate in a Juvenile Intake Assessment through Riley County Community Corrections--Juvenile Division. Parents are encouraged to attend that assessment and provide any information to the intake worker. If needed, the family may be referred to appropriate community resources such as family and individual counseling, drug and alcohol evaluation and treatment or services offered by the Manhattan Area Department for Children and Families (DCF) office. Parents of youth involved in the juvenile justice system are encouraged to become actively involved in helping their son or daughter address and resolve their involvement with the court system. Parents seeking advice are encouraged to work with the supervising probation officers and their child's attorney to help the child successfully complete any terms or conditions of their probation or diversion. Additionally, parents are encouraged to report violations of their child's probation or diversion to the supervising officer to resolve quickly any problems before the situation worsens.
***NOTE: You are encouraged to seek an attorney's advice concerning any questions you may have. We cannot give advice to anyone.
The first thing you should do is call the Department of Revenue, Driver Control Bureau in Topeka, Kansas at (785)296-3671, if it's suspended in Kansas, and ask them why your license is suspended and what they need from you to clear the matter up. If you have proof that your license has been reinstated, bring that in to the Riley County Attorney's Office or to Court on your appearance date. If you were eligible for reinstatement and you were not suspended for a DUI or other alcohol related offense, or you are not under another suspension, that charge will be dismissed. Normally, when you have provided the required documentation to Driver Control Bureau, such as proof of insurance from your insurance carrier, proof that a fine was paid, etc. and pay the reinstatement fee, currently $100.00, they will issue you a letter stating that your license is reinstated. BE SURE TO CHECK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE FOR THE DOCUMENTATION THAT IS REQUIRED. The number to the Driver Control Bureau is: (785) 296-3671. Reasons that your license may be suspended that you may not be aware of are:
ALWAYS notify the Department of Revenue whenever your address changes. Any notices regarding your license will be sent to the last address that you provide them. You will be prosecuted for DWS even if you did not receive notice of suspension from the Department of Revenue because you failed to proved them with a change of address.
The fines for this type of offense often change. Furthermore, a judge decides the amount you are fined. You should consult an attorney if you want to know the possible punishment for this offense. As of July 1, 2002, if you were not suspended for a DUI, possible punishment for a first time offense is:
**NOTE: a more severe punishment may be ordered if your license was suspended because of a DUI.
Various means are available to assist you depending upon the type of loss, etc. Discuss this with the Victim/Witness Coordinator of the Riley County Attorney's Office. Not all losses are covered.
Generally fences are exempt from zoning regulations and therefore do not require a permit for construction. The only possible exception to this rule would be if the fence would create a vision obstruction at a street intersection. Check with the County Zoning Officer if there is a possible concern in this regard.
A building permit is required before the start of construction of any structure within the unincorporated areas of Riley County. The permit is necessary to verify that the zoning is proper for the intended use, the required setbacks from property lines are achieved, Sanitary Code requirements are met and other basic requirements of this type. The permit does not involve construction inspection since there is no adopted building code that applies to the unincorporated areas of the County.
Emergency Management plans to send notices about burning restrictions due to conditions using the Everbridge Emergency Notification System. We recommend that everyone who has a burn permit sign up for this FREE service.
Yes, crop residue burning is restricted for the 16 counties specified in the April Burning Restrictions of K.A.R. 28-19-645a (13 in Flint Hills + Johnson, Sedgwick & Wyandotte). Burning of the tall grass prairie is not considered crop residue burning.
Either call 537-6333, stop by 115 N. 4th street and fill out an application at the Emergency Management office on the second floor of Courthouse Plaza East building, or
Please drop off non-food essential items (diapers, wipes, household goods, etc--NOT food) at the Manhattan Emergency Shelter at 416 S 4th Street. Individuals are instructed to leave things on the table at the side door then someone will come out and get the donation. The Emergency Shelter is open 8am to 9pm. Phone number is 785-537-3113.
The following items are ones that will be needed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues for a period an unknown duration:
To donate items to Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan or Wamego Health Center, please call Tina Rockhold, Executive Director of both the Mercy Community Health Foundation and the Wamego Hospital Foundation at 785-458-7380/ 785-587-5462.
Note: The hospital cannot accept handmade, cloth masks or any other non-manufactured medical equipment or supplies.
MHK Together is accepting online donations of money through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mhktogether/
With the money, they are purchasing food cards which will be distributed through Shepherd’s Crossing. Please click here to contact Shepherd’s Crossing at if you would like to apply for assistance.
Shepherd’s Crossing is helping distribute food cards to people who need assistance. Please click here to contact Shepherd’s Crossing at if you would like to apply for assistance.
The Governor’s Office compiled a list of essential functions and businesses is in Order EO20-16 at https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EO20-16.pdf
No. Riley County Police Department will not ask for a letter or any documents to prove an employee is an essential worker.
Governor Kelly outlined the details for essential businesses in her Order EO20-16 available online using the link below.
It shall be unlawful for any public or private employer to discharge an employee solely because the employee or an immediate family member of the employee is under an order of isolation or quarantine. The key word here is SOLELY. This is a very high burden of proof and does not appear to have ever been tested as a standard during a pandemic. See K.S.A. 65-129d.
PLACES WHERE PEOPLE GATHER:
The intent is to reduce risk of unnecessary exposure and interaction. There’s a balance between business that needs to be conducted to fulfill essential needs and reducing the risk for spread. The order is not intended to downplay the interactions of businesses or stop construction projects. We encourage people to stay at home and isolate as much as possible. The intent of this order is to flatten the curve and prevent overwhelming of healthcare resources.
Healthcare clinics such as dentists offices, chiropractic clinics, etc. may remain open during the ban as long as they are following the patient screening guidelines put in place by the CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/control-recommendations.html
Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and other important resources will also remain open. Riley County will NOT close these businesses.
What you need to do to maintain your health and safety is all considered necessary activity. The intent of the order is not to restrict people to their homes no matter what.
Yes. At this time, we are ordering all fitness centers and gyms to close until at least April 19.
Business owners may apply for an exemption from the Governor’s Order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
No. Badges and letters are not needed. It’s not our intent at this time for people to be cited by law enforcement as they move around the county. We want to assume people’s good intention that they will follow the order and will be out of their homes for permitted reasons. We do want people to stay at home unless they need to perform an essential service or have a job with an essential service or business that cannot be done from home.
Yes, grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open now and in the future.
They need to follow guidelines and not allow crowding. COVID-19 Response: Best Practices for Riley CountyBusinesses & Employers Open to the Public.
Essential businesses have new policies to follow under the stay-at-home order. This includes designating six-foot spacing for employees and customers in line to maintain appropriate distance, having anti-microbial soap and water or hand sanitizer and hand-sanitizing products available for both employees and customers, implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers, posting online whether a facility is open and how best to reach the facility and continue service by phone or remotely.
The Governor’s Order EO20-16 lists caring for children (including daycare or childcare centers), family members, or pets, or caring for a vulnerable person in another location as essential activities.
Under the guidance of Dr. Lee Norman at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Riley County daycare facilities will remain open at this time. They have strict requirements to screen and take temperatures at the start and end of every day, and record logs for all of those procedures.
Yes, as much as possible. Only leave your house for necessary activity like food and healthcare. You can (and should) still go outside to walk, jog, bike, etc. Please avoid playgrounds and crowds or exercise that does not involve close contact with people outside your household.
Individuals who are not employed at an organization or business exempted by Order No. 3 may only leave their residence to perform a necessary activity or essential function under Governor Laura Kelly’s Executive Order No. 20-15.
Essential workers will NOT be required to carry or present any documentation to go to work.
Please note, grocery stores, pharmacies, and any other government identified essential business will remain open now and in the future.
The intent is to reduce risk of unnecessary exposure and interaction. There’s a balance between business that needs to be conducted to fulfill essential needs and reducing the risk for spread. The order is not intended to downplay the interactions of businesses or stop construction projects. We encourage people to stay at home and isolate as much as possible. The goal is to flatten the curve and prevent overwhelming of healthcare resources.
Making sure you’re well stocked on the essentials is smart with uncertainty about how COVID-19 social distancing recommendations could affect your daily routine and your family’s needs. Regardless of how COVID-19 spreads, however, Riley County will NOT order the closure of grocery stores or pharmacies.
So, buy what you need to provide for your family for up to two weeks for general preparedness. But there’s no need to stock up for any more than that. A little consideration for our neighbors is going to go a long way as we get through this together.
Yes. Engaging in an outdoor activity, provided individuals maintain a distance of six feet from one another and abide by the 10-person limitation on gathering size.
No. Health care professionals will NOT be able to use any masks made by the public. Please do not drop off any cloth masks. Thank you for thinking of us, though.
Yes, ATA bus is still operating, with special cleaning protocols in place, from guidance from our department and CDC. Here is some information with rider information from ATA Bus.
The Riley County Police Department Dispatchers are here to serve you around the clock. They are the critical bridge between the public and medical assistance that could save a life.
Help us ensure they can get help to the people who need it most by only calling 911 for emergencies.
The Riley County Police Department has created a page of frequently asked questions on their Facebook page and it can be accessed here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/rileycountypd/information-updated-on-03272020-at-1200-pm/3041060685914588/ .
Outdoor activity is allowed, but you should follow the same social-distancing guidelines, not gathering in any group of more than 10 people and maintaining at least six feet of space between you and another person.
No. Avoid discretionary travel such as shopping trips and social visits.
There are no medications specifically approved for COVID-19. Most people with mild COVID-19 illness will recover on their own by drinking plenty of fluids, resting, and taking pain and fever medications. However, some cases develop pneumonia and require medical care or hospitalization.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
According to both KDHE and CDC guidelines, fever is a criteria for being considered for COVID-19 testing. Without having a measured fever of 100°F, the patient would not qualify for testing. If other symptoms are present you should call your primary care physician for evaluation.
An order from a doctor is required for anyone to get tested.
Yes, if someone in your household has been exposed, everyone in the household is quarantined for 14 days.
Yes. The Riley County Health Department has an information dashboard at https://gis.rileycountyks.gov/covid19
An individual, or group of individuals, isolated or quarantined may request a hearing in district court contesting the isolation or quarantine BUT this will not stay or enjoin an isolation or quarantine order. Upon receipt of a request, the court shall conduct a hearing within 72 hours after receipt of the request. While the district courts are currently closed, the Chief Justice’s order has made provisions for the filing and hearing of these appeals. See K.S.A. 65-129c.
A close contact is a person who has been within about 6 feet of a person with confirmed novel coronavirus infection for a prolonged period of time (more than 10 minutes) or has had direct contact with body fluids from a person with confirmed novel coronavirus infection.
A few hours to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).
If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.
Due to wide-scale shortages of laboratory supplies and reagents, testing at KDHE will be reserved for these groups of cases; healthcare workers and first responders; the elderly; and people for whom a confirmed covid-19 diagnosis had the potential to meaningfully change their treatment plan, patients hospitalized with severe lower respiratory illness.
This graphic explains the differences in symptoms.
Apple and the CDC, together with the White House and FEMA, launched a new website with a COVID-19 screening tool to help people protect their health. This tool can help you understand what to do next about COVID-19.
Let’s all look out for each other by knowing our status, trying not to infect others, and reserving care for those in need.
Anyone who leaves a quarantined area without the consent of the local health officer or who evades or breaks quarantine or knowingly conceals a case of infectious or contagious disease shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor. This can be enforced in district court or in some cities in municipal court. Additionally, the violation carries a fine ranging from $25 to $100. See K.S.A. 65-127 and K.S.A. 65-129.
The county health officer or the secretary of health and environment may order any sheriff, deputy sheriff or other law enforcement officer of the state or any subdivision to assist in the execution or enforcement of any order issued. A city needs to review the order issued by the county to see if it directs city law enforcement officers to enforce the order. See K.S.A. 65-129b. The Governor can order local law enforcement officers to enforce any executive act under K.S.A. 48-925.
This is a critical intervention to reduce harm from the spread of the coronavirus in our community. This is a mandatory order enforceable by a fine.
Now is the time to do everything we can to prevent the situation from getting much worse. Every hour counts. We need and appreciate the cooperation of everyone who lives and works in Kansas to act immediately.
If everyone works together, we should be able to adjust to the rapidly-changing situation.
We know that there will be a lot of questions and concerns at the beginning of this new regimen. This is a major change being taken to protect public health. Please be patient and kind to one another. Together, we will get through this, and our community’s health will be protected.
KANSAS PAYMENT CENTER PO Box 758599 Topeka, KS 66675-8599Please put your case number on your remittance with the county two-letter digit (RL) for Riley County to ensure proper credit. If you have questions, or would like information regarding payments through electronic funds transactions (EFT), please contact KPC customer service at 1-877-572-5722, or visit their website at kspaycenter.Please notify the Court in writing of any address change or name change.
The Court holds your marriage license for thirty (30) days after it is returned.
Anytime within that thirty days you may obtain a certified copy from the Court. The cost is $1.25 per copy. If you wish to request copies by mail, you must request within the thirty (30) day period. You must inform the Court of the bride's maiden name and the groom's name, enclose a self addressed stamped envelope along with enough money to cover the number of copies requested. Mail requests to Riley County District Court, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, KS 66502.
After the thirty-day time period has passed, the original is sent to the Office of Vital Statistics, 1000 S. W. Jackson, Suite 120, Topeka, Kansas 66612-2221, where it is kept on permanent file. Copies from the Office of Vital Statistics are $15.00 for each copy. The phone number for Vital Statistics is (785) 296-1400.
Forms to request a copy of a marriage license, can be obtained at the office of the Clerk of the District Court, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
To obtain a Kansas Marriage License for individuals who are 18 years of age or older, either the bride or the groom must appear in the District Court Clerk's office (100 Courthouse Plaza) to apply. On the application you will need to know the following information for both bride and groom: 1) full name (first, middle and last) 2) date of birth 3) either a social security or driver's license number. Applying for a marriage licence begins a three day waiting period. At the end of the three days or anytime thereafter up to one year you may return to pick up your license. At the time you pick up your license there is a $85.50 fee to be paid in cash. The license is issued and you may have your ceremony performed anywhere within the State of Kansas, for a period of six months.
2. Abuse must have occurred. This means that one of the following has occurred:a. The person physically hurt or tried to hurt you or a minor child on purpose.b. The person recently threatened to physically hurt you or a minor child.c. The person engaged in physical conduct (touching or sexual intercourse) with a minor child under the age of 16 years of age.
3.You may file only two petitions for a Protection from Abuse Order in a 12 month period unless you are filing the petition on behalf of a minor child who has been abused.
4.You must be available to testify at future hearings as set by the Judge or in any other criminal action against the abuser. If you fail to appear, the case may be dismissed.
5.Other legal help may be available through your private attorney or legal services.
6. A final Protection from Abuse Order will expire after one year or on the date stated in the order, unless you request an extension from the court.
7. If you are the defendant and you want an order restraining the plaintiff from abuse, you must file a counter petition.
8. There are forms available for a Protection from Abuse at the Riley County District Court, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas 66502
2. You may seek a Protection from Stalking Order for yourself, for your minor child, or for a minor child that lives with you.
3. You should be available to testify at future hearings as set for the judge. If you fail to appear, the case may be dismissed.
4. Legal help may be available through your private attorney or legal services.
5. A final Protection from Stalking Order will expire after one year or on the date stated in the order, unless you request an extension or modification from the court.
6. There are forms available for Protection from Stalking at the Riley County District Court, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
B. Courts in Kansas will not do any searches by phone.
C. Requests for criminal record searches for employment, credit, etc. from any agency or individual shall be referred to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-8200 (Records Department) per Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 156.
D. No district court employee may conduct a search which requires making legal determination such as whether a judgment is still current or that lien exists per K.S.A. 20-3133.
Customers who hold a CDL, concealed and carry, registered offender or limited term license must visit the Main Driver's License Office for all services.
Our office can renew Kansas driver's license, apply or renew an I.D. card, make address changes. We can also issue a Kansas driver's license to those with an out of state driver's license.
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You can electronically register or file by paper. Please go to the election website for further instructions.
The Secretary of State Office has a website that allows you to electronically file a voter registration application. Please do not electronically register vote 30 days before an election.
Rich Vargo, County Clerk, email: email@example.comSusan Boller, Election Supervisor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Election Web Site
To find your polling place you must first be a registered voter in Kansas. Click on the link to locate your polling location.
Riley County has elections every year. In even numbered years we have State and Federal elections. The primary is in August and the general is in November. In odd numbered years we have our City and School Elections. The primary (if needed) is in August and the general is in November. Please watch our website for city/school primary elections. The City/School General is held on the first Tuesday November.
You can obtain the form on the Riley County Website under Planning and Development, Environmental Health, Applications, Environmental Evaluation Application or at the Riley County Planning and Development, Environmental Health, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
Yes, under Chapter III, Article 3, you need to make application for a permit and then it must be approved before you can use the water. You can obtain the form on the Riley County Website under Planning and Development, Environmental Health, Applications, Private Water Well Supply application or at the Riley County Planning and Development, Environmental Health, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
Yes, the Environmental Health section of Planning and Development has a staffed on-site laboratory for testing bacterial and some chemical contaminates in well water.
The 100-year floodplain represents a potential flood area that has a 1% probability of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. It is the area that is regulated by floodplain regulations as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Generally, you can build in the 100-year floodplain if the floor of the structure is elevated one foot above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). Commercial & industrial structures have the option of being flood-proofed. All construction within the 100-year floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit before construction begins. All construction within the 100-year floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit before construction begins. For more information about the floodplain, please contact Steve Higgins at (785) 537-6332 or
To obtain a Kansas Marriage License for individuals who are 18 years of age or older, either the bride or the groom must appear in the District Court Clerk's office (100 Courthouse Plaza) to apply. On the application you will need to know the following information for both bride and groom: 1) full name (first, middle and last) 2) date of birth 3) either a social security or driver's license number. Applying for a marriage licence begins a three day waiting period. At the end of the three days or anytime thereafter up to one year you may return to pick up your license. At the time you pick up your license there is an $85.50 fee to be paid in cash. The license is issued and you may have your ceremony performed anywhere within the State of Kansas, for a period of six months.
For more information about the floodplain, please contact Steve Higgins at (785) 537-6332. Email Steve Higgins...
The HHW facility is located at 6245 Tuttle Creek Blvd. We are 2 miles west of the intersection of Seth Childs Road and Tuttle Creek Blvd. on the south side of the highway. We are the second driveway when you reach the Riley County facilities. Look for our sign that says RILEY COUNTY NOXIOUS WEED and HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE.
Paints of all kinds including both latex and oil base All pesticides including herbicides and insecticides Lacquers, thinners, stains, paint removers and adhesives Used motor oil and oil filters Household cleaners Spot and stain removers Fertilizers Waxes and polishes All batteries including household and car batteries Gas, solvents and antifreezeFlorescent light bulbsAerosolsOld Prescriptions (no controlled medicines, nor sharps accepted)Miscellaneous: roofing tar, sealers, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, mercury and smoke detectors
Although Riley County is the host county for the Big Lakes Regional Household Hazardous Waste Program, we ask that you take household hazardous waste to your home county. They are staffed to support you, where we are staffed to receive HHW from Riley County residents only. We support other counties within our region by picking up their materials once they have prepared them for us to take for disposal. The eleven counties we serve are: Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Marion, Marshall, Morris, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee and Washington counties. Some of those counties do accept Business Waste as well, so we ask businesses to take it to your home county. However, if your county does not take business waste and are one of the eleven counties in our region, we can take business waste from you but must be pre-approved by your home county and our facility before we can accept any waste, as there will be a charge. Call us at 785-539-3202 with questions.
Our clinic services are Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM; Thursday, 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM.
Our office hours are Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Thursday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Our administration offices are open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
The Health Department is located at 2030 Tecumseh Road which is located just south of Claflin Road and just west of Sunset. This location is a few blocks west of KSU campus and one block west of Mercy Health Center's Sunset campus.
The Family and Child Resource Center is located at 2101 Claflin Road in the lower level. Use the entrance located in the center of the building on the south side.
We staff two full-time clinics:
WIC staff also conduct mobile WIC sites at the following locations:
Since we have many programs with different fee situations, please contact the program you are interested in for specific information.
Some services require pay stubs or other items as proof of income. Please check with the services you are interested in to be sure.
For some services, yes. The primary insurances we bill include KanCare, Blue Cross, Aetna, Medicare Part B and United Health Care. We bill insurances for immunizations and flu shots but Tricare Prime/Standard will not pay the full amount at the health department, clients will be billed for remainder amounts. The Health Department accepts all KanCare Managed Care Organizations, Amerigroup, Sunflower State, and United Health Care. Health Department is not a Tricare Provider. If you have further questions, please ask us at 785-776-4779 Ext 7600.
USD 383 Parents as Teachers Playgroup
Playgroup meets Monday-Thursday from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. on the first floor the Riley County Family and Child Resource Center located at 2101 Claflin Road, Manhattan.
. To find out specific details regarding playgroups please contact 785-587-2058
If you're searching for child care check out the Raising Riley List
Check out Child Care Aware for Resource and Referral
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) contracts with local/county health departments to provide local regulatory services including complaint investigations of regulated or illegal child care. Please call the child care licensing surveyor at (785)776-4779 extension 7604.
In order to qualify for a child care scholarship you must meet certain guidelines outlined in the application. The child care scholarship application is available on the Raising Riley website or by contacting Raising Riley at 785-776-4779 extension 7634.
The meetings for prospective providers in Riley County are held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Family Child Resource Center, 2101 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS.The meetings for prospective providers in Geary County are held on the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street in Junction City, KS.The orientation discusses all information pertinent for obtaining a license, to include training requirements, licensing requirements, etc. It is also a time for prospective providers to bring questions or concerns for discussion. Please pre-register for classes in Riley County by calling 785-776-4779 extension 7604 and in Geary County by calling 785-776-4779, extension 7678.
Contact Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Contact Kansas Department of Health and Environment at 785-564-6767 or via their online reporting at http://www.foodsafetykansas.org.
You may call the County's Environmental Health Specialist at 785-537-6332, extension 7505.
Administration, Emergency Preparedness, Reproductive Health Services including sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, birth control methods , HIV/AIDS Case Management, Adult and Child Immunizations, Travel Immunizations, Communicable Disease investigation and follow-up, Tb skin test.
Health Department services in the Resource Center include WIC (2nd Floor), Maternal and Child Health (2nd floor), Raising Riley (1st floor), and Child Care Licensing (1st floor). USD 383 Parents as Teachers Playgroup is located on the 1st floor. Some Administrative Offices for Riley County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are located on the 1st floor.
According to Kansas law, whenever certain professionals have reason to suspect that a person under age 18 has been injured as a result of neglect or physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, the professional is required by law to report it. These professionals include teachers, nurses, social workers, law enforcement officers, licensed child care providers, counselors, and others.
Only in August and September of each year by appointment.
We hold monthly clinics as follows:
Generally, we have flu vaccine available beginning sometime in September. We will announce details of availability on this website and on our phones system.
Yes, we offer most travel vaccines but we generally have to order them. Check with us one month before you plan to travel!
The health department has no authority to mandate mold remediation in housing or business and does not provide air monitoring or mold remediation services. There are private firms that do that. Mold is an irritant and allergen for many people. The greatest deterrent to mold is to remove moisture. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Environmental Health website www.kdheks.gov has strategies to help make homes safe and healthy.
Questions related to mold and building inspections in Manhattan can be directed to the City of Manhattan Code Services at (785) 587-4506 or email@example.com.
You may visit the County Environmental Health page or call the County's Environmental Health Specialist at (785) 537-6332, extension 7505.
You may visit the County Environmental Health page or call the County's Environmental Health Specialist at (785) 537-6332, ext 7505.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is responsible for food safety inspections of food establishments, food processors and lodging establishments. Food establishments include restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, schools, senior meal sites, mobile food units and food operations in lodging establishments. Inspection results after August 4, 2015 can be found online (link). For inspection results prior to August 4, 2015 are also available online (link) at the KDA website.
You can search for inspection results for a licensed child care facility on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) website (link). For an example of a facility report with inspection results visit the KDHE website (link).
Riley County Health Department collaborates with Riley County Environmental Health to assure the school inspections are completed each fall. Results of Schools Inspections for each year are available online (link).
Please call the local office of Kansas Department for Children and Families at (785) 776-4011 (TTD: 1-800-776-3777).
Title Fees $10.00
Transfer Fees $10.50
Autos less than 4500 pounds $39.00
Autos over 4500 pounds $49.00
12M Trucks $49.00
2000 - 8000 pounds $35.00
8001 - 12000 pounds $45.00
12001 pounds and over $55.00
a. If the weight of the trailer and the load combined is less than 2,000 pounds, registration is optional. Our office recommends tagging and titling on initial purchase for proof of ownership. If a farm trailer hauling the farmer's own product has a load of less than 6,000 pounds, registration is optional. For fees on trucks with gross weight of over 16,000 pounds, call the County Treasurer's Office at 785-537-6320.
b. Property tax is paid at the time of registration/title application and is determined in the County Treasurer's Office. The exceptions are heavy trucks, trailers, and mopeds, whose taxes are determined by the County Appraiser's Office.
c. Reflectorized plate fee is $0.50.
d. Sales tax will be collected in the tag office if the vehicle is bought from an individual, purchased out of state or the sales tax paid to a dealer was less than the sales tax rate where the vehicle will be registered. e. The fee to transfer a tag is $20.50 plus the difference in the property tax.
f. Lien holder fee is $1.50.
Auto, truck, and motorcycle tags expire on the last day of each month, with the exception of heavy trucks (over 12,000 pounds) and trailers, which expire December 31st with a grace period until the last day of February.
If you do not have the title because the lienholder of that state keeps it until the vehicle is paid for have the lienholder fax a copy of the front and back of the title to the Riley County Treasurer's Office at 785-537-6326. You will then need to come to the Riley County Treasurer's Office with your out-of-state registration and your Kansas insurance card(s). We will then do a one time courtesy registration. The State will write to your lienholder and request the out-of-state title be sent to them and the State of Kansas title will be sent to your lienholder.
All out-of-state titles for used vehicles require inspection. The fee is $20.00 in CASH ONLY and can be done in the lobby of the Treasurer's Office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The address of the Riley County Treasurer is 110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan KS. A designee will also be at the Geary County Sheriff's Department Tuesday mornings to do Non-Highway and Salvage title inspections. Please call their office at 785-238-2261 for hours.
Reservations can be made by calling the Riley County Park Division at (785) 539-2981.
The following rules and regulations apply to all county parks:
The ball diamond may be reserved as follows:
A Rendition is an Ad Valorem Tax Return, also referred to as a Rendition, or Statement of Personal Property and is used to report tangible personal property to the County Appraiser on a yearly basis.
State-assessed and beyond the scope of this publication. Information in this publication does not apply to state assessed property.
This classification is only applicable to non-highway titled motor vehicles and motor vehicles operated over 12,000 pounds on public roads. Motor vehicles operated under 12,000 pounds on public roads and "recreational vehicles" are appraised, assessed and taxed pursuant to statue (Kansas 79-5100 series).
If any person, association, company or corporation has in their possession or custody any taxable personal property belonging to others, it shall be their duty to list the property with the appraiser in the name of the owner of the property. See Chart
The county appraiser may extend the March 15th deadline if the taxpayer submits a request in writing, stating just and adequate reasons for the extension, and is received by the county appraiser on or before the March 15th due date, April 1st for oil and gas renditions. (K.S.A. 79-1422, K.S.A. 79-332a, and K.S.A. 79-1457)
If personal property is not listed or if a rendition is untimely filed, the county appraiser is required by law to apply any applicable penalties. These penalties are set forth in K.S.A. 79-1422 and K.S.A. 79-1427(a) as follows: View Chart
The county appraiser has the duty of listing and appraising all tangible personal property in the county that is owned by, held, or in the possession of a business. If a taxpayer fails or refuses to file a rendition or, if the rendition filed does not truly represent all the property, the county appraiser has the duty to investigate, identify, list and value such property in an effort to achieve uniformity and equality. (K.S.A. 79-1411(b) and K.S.A. 79-1461)
NOTE: To avoid incurring state mandated penalties, renditions must be filed by the deadline date. Counties have no authority to abate, waive, or refund the penalty mandated by K.S.A. 79-1422. Only the Board of Tax Appeals has the authority to abate, waive, or refund the penalty.
Penalty Appeal Rights:The State Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) has the authority to abate any penalty imposed under this section and order the refund of the abated penalty. In order to appeal a penalty the taxpayer should obtain the proper form from the county appraiser's office, complete the form, and submit it to the county. The county would then submit the form to the State Board of Tax Appeals for consideration (BOTA). Either party may request that BOTA rehear or reconsider its decision if such request is made within 15 days from the date of BOTA's decision.
1) The "notice of value" may be appealed by contacting the county appraiser's office by May 15th to schedule an informal meeting with an appraiser. [K.S.A. 79-1448]
2) After receiving the tax statement, the owner may file a "payment under protest" form with the county treasurer at the time the taxes are paid. If all the taxes are paid prior to December 20th, the protest can be made no later than December 20th (or by January 31st if the taxes are paid from an escrow account or by a tax service). [K.S.A. 79-2005]
Taxpayers can NOT appeal the notice of value AND pay the taxes under protest for the same property in the same tax year. [K.S.A. 79-2005(b)]
Example: To calculate the property tax on personal property with an appraised value of $5,000:
Appraised Value 5,000 x Assessment Rate *30% = Assessed Value 1,500 x Mill Levy 126.635 / 1000 = Property Tax $189.95.
* 30% is the assessment rate for property in the "motor vehicle" or "other" subclass of personal property.
** 126.635 is the 2001 Manhattan city mill levy. Contact the county clerk in the county where the property is located for the correct mill levy to use.
Taxes for motor vehicles that are registered with a tag weight of 12,000 pounds or less and taxes for Kansas RV titled recreational vehicles, are due in full at time of registration or renewal. [K.S.A. 79-5107, 5119]
Whenever the aggregate amount of tax owed for tangible personal property by any taxpayer is less than $5, the tax is cancelled and no personal property tax statement is issued. This applies only to the tax amount due, not the value of the personal property. [K.S.A. 79-344]
Guide to New Address Assignment
Many times utility companies will require a property address prior to providing utilities to a site. Guide to New Address Assignment
Generally fences are exempt from zoning regulations and therefore do not require a permit for construction. The only possible exception to this rule would be if the fence would create a vision obstruction at a street intersection. Check with the County Zoning Officer (785) 537-6332 if there is a possible concern in this regard.
A building permit is required before the start of construction of any structure within the unincorporated areas of Riley County. The permit is necessary to verify that the zoning is proper for the intended use, the required setbacks from property lines are achieved, Sanitary Code requirements are met and other basic requirements of this type. The permit does not involve construction inspection since there is no adopted building code that applies to the unincorporated areas of the County.
If your property is located in the unincorporated area of Riley County you may find your zoning on the Riley County GIS website and the click on Building Setback Requirements. You may also call the Riley County Planning & Development at (785) 537-6332 to obtain that information. When you call you should know one of the following to make sure the correct property can be located: 1. the property owner 2. the property's legal description or 3. the property's address.
If your property is located in the unincorporated area of Riley County you may find your zoning on the Riley County GIS website or call the Riley County Planning & Development at (785) 537-6332 to obtain that information. When you call you should know one of the following to make sure the correct property can be located: 1. the property owner 2. the property's legal description or 3. the property's address.
The 100-year floodplain represents a potential flood area that has a 1% probability of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. It is the area that is regulated by floodplain regulations as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Generally, you can build in the 100-year floodplain if the floor of the structure is elevated one foot above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). Commercial & industrial structures have the option of being flood-proofed. All construction within the 100-year floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit before construction begins. All construction within the 100-year floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit before construction begins. For more information about the floodplain, please contact Steve at (785) 537-6332 or
The PUD process has two steps: the Preliminary Development Plan and the Final Development Plan. The Planning Board reviews the application for approval of the Preliminary Development Plan, holds a public hearing, then sends its recommendations on to the BOCC for action. Upon approval of the application, within seven days the owner records a statement with the Register of Deeds. The owner submits a Final Development Plan to the RCPB before a building permit is issued. This final plan must be in substantial compliance with the Preliminary Development Plan.
All parcels of land in Riley County are listed in the computer along with the current owner of record. A call or visit to the Register of Deeds Office with an address, legal description, etc. will allow us to look that information up for you. Another valuable tool is the Riley County GIS Website www.gis.rileycountyks.gov. You can locate parcel ownership, subdivisions, land sections, etc.
No. Any change in ownership generally requires that a new deed be recorded. Exceptions to this rule may result either from court cases (i.e. divorces, foreclosures, probate, etc.) or from deaths where certain legal verbiage exists in the document and a death certificate has been recorded in our office. In these cases, the deed itself will not change even though ownership does. Evidence of ownership exists in the combination of the related documents.
1. the property owner2. the property's legal description or3. the property's address
An even more accurate method of determining zoning of a property is to come to the Planning & Development office. This way staff can locate the property on the computer mapping system and also answer any question you may have about the zoning.