The Cowley County Administration Department shall serve as the chief administrative officer of Cowley County at the direction of the Board of County Commissioners and shall be responsible for the effective administration of all governmental affairs of Cowley County which shall be placed under their charge by the County Commission. 620-221-5402
Management Information Systems (MIS) provides and maintains computer services for offices in the courthouse, the offices located in Emergency Management in Winfield, the Arkansas City County Attorney’s office, the Noxious Weeds’ office, three Road and Bridge Districts, the Landfill, Memorial Lawn Cemetery, and various other offices within the county. 620-221-5409
The assessment process is the basis for developing property values and is the tool for equalizing the distribution of the tax burden. Remember that the county appraiser's office does not determine taxes
The County Clerk's Office certifies the Tax Roll to the Treasurer yearly and maintains the official Tax Roll for Cowley County. The County Clerk’s Office also assists in filling out the Homestead and Safe Senior Tax forms. As an agent for the State Wildlife and Parks we assist with Boat Permits. The County Clerk is the official record keeper for the County Commission. The Clerk also takes minutes at all Commission Meetings. The County Clerk in Cowley County also serves as the Election Officer and is responsible for all federal, state and local elections in Cowley County.
The Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Services contracts with 27 Community Developmental Disability Organizations to help coordinate services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Cowley County CDDO Department serves as the single point of entry for people seeking Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services in Cowley County.
Cowley County CDDO Department has operated as the CDDO for Cowley County since 2009 and does not provide direct services to individuals. Cowley County CDDO Department is one of only 5 of 27 CDDOs in the state that does not provide direct services.
The CDDO Department’s mission is to facilitate access to quality supports and services which promote integration, inclusion, independence and productivity for intellectually/developmentally disabled residents of Cowley County in accord with State Statutes, applicable Kansas Administrative Regulations and Policy and Procedure.
The Cowley County Economic Development Department, also referred to as Cowley First, is a unique partnership between Cowley County, City of Arkansas City and the City of Winfield. Funded by the three government entities and a host of Cowley County Business Partners, Cowley First represents and serves the entire county. As one cohesive group, Cowley First focuses on economic and community development to drive the economy.
Cowley County Emergency Communications serves as a vital link between the citizens and public safety agencies for Cowley County. When receiving and processing 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency calls, our mission is to dispatch Emergency Services in a prompt, efficient, courteous and professional manner. With continued education and a commitment to excellence, we help save lives, protect property, and assist the public in their time of need. As Communication Officers, we will proudly make Cowley County a safer community in which to live, work, and visit.
The vision of Emergency Management is that Cowley County, KS will be a community of cities and citizens who are disaster aware and disaster prepared.
The Engineering Department oversees maintenance and operation of county roads, bridges, transfer station, and Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Our Road & Bridge Crews strive to provide the citizens of Cowley County the safest possible driving conditions through year round maintenance of over 300 miles of county roads and 250 bridges. The Landfill/Transfer Station operates six days a week and processes an average of 200 tons of municipal solid waste each day. Memorial Lawn was originally established in 1933 but has been owned and maintained by the county since 1993.
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The Cowley County Register of Deeds Office is the central location for vital records and land records for Cowley County. The Register of Deeds Office is responsible for recording and maintaining transactions affecting real estate in Cowley County. This includes but is not limited to; deeds, mortgages, oil and gas leases, and plats. We also file financing statements, tax liens, power of attorney, death certificates and military discharges.
The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office is proud to serve the citizens of Cowley County. The Sheriff is responsible for all service of civil process from the District Court, court security and the Cowley County Jail. The Deputies respond to calls for service and conduct traffic activities as well as respond to traffic accidents.
The Cowley County Treasurer’s primary function of collecting real estate, personal property, intangible and motor vehicle taxes, special assessments, and other miscellaneous taxes for Cowley County, cities, townships, school districts, and other taxing jurisdictions. The Treasurer apportions and distributes such revenue to local taxing units. In addition, the Treasurer performs the function of a bank for all revenue-generating County departments.