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Ellis County Courthouse
1204 Fort Street, Hays, KS 67601
Ph: (785) 628-9410

Appraiser

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1. What does the County Appraiser do?
2. How do I find the value of a particular property?
3. How much did my neighbor's house sell for?
4. My neighbor's property value went down, why did mine go up?
5. How does the county's appraisal affect my taxes?
6. Will the value of my home change every year?
7. What is property appraised at?
8. How does the County Appraiser determine market value?
9. Does the County Appraiser visit my home?
10. If I bought my house last year, shouldn't the value be the same as what I paid for it?
11. When will I be notified of the value of my property?
12. How can I determine if the appraisal of my home is accurate?
13. What can I do if I do not believe the value of my property is correct?
14. How do I calculate the property taxes on my property?
15. What is the mill levy and how is it set?
16. Who pays the taxes due on property I sold or purchased?
17. How is real property classified and assessed in Kansas
18. Are property taxes prorated between buyer and seller?
19. How is personal property classified and assessed in Kansas?
20. Who needs to list personal property for taxation?
21. Who must sign the personal property rendition?
22. When and where does a taxpayer file a rendition?
23. What penalties apply to personal property?
24. Do I have any appeal for the penalty?
25. How are motor vehicles appraised?
26. Can my boat (and motor) valuation be prorated?

Attorney

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1. Can the Ellis County attorney’s office give legal advice?
2. Who do I contact if I am the victim of a crime?
3. Where do I report a crime?
4. As a crime victim, do I have any say regarding bond conditions (including no contact orders)?
5. As the victim of the crime, is it my decision whether or not to prosecute or file charges?
6. Who do I contact if I have a question concerning a case in which I am the defendant?
7. What is a diversion agreement?
8. How do I know if I am eligible for a diversion?
9. Who do I contact if I have questions regarding child support?
10. Who do I contact regarding consumer fraud or consumer product complaints?
11. Who do I contact for questions regarding divorce?
12. What are my rights as a landlord or a tenant?
13. Who do I contact regarding a Municipal Court ticket?
14. How do I file a petition for expungement?
15. How do I file a small claims case?

Clerk

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1. Where do I go to pay a speeding ticket?
2. Where do I get a driver’s license?
3. Where do I pay my tags and taxes?
4. How do I obtain a marriage license?
5. How do I obtain a hunting or fishing license?
6. Who do I call to get my water turned on?

Environmental Office

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1. My water tastes funky. Can you test it? Should I bring in a sample?
2. How often do I have to pump my septic tank?
3. Where is the Health Department?
4. Who do I contact for a chemical spill in the county?
5. What information should I know about building sheds in the country?

Health - Adult Health

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1. Do you accept walk-in appointments?
2. Can I get my blood pressure checked at the health department?
3. How often should I be checked for prostate cancer?

Health - Child Health

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1. Can I get my child's vaccinations at the health department?
2. Does the health department provide allergy shots for children?
3. Can I get my child's school physical at the health department?
4. Where is the Health Department located?

Health - Immunizations

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1. Do I need an appointment for my child's vaccinations?
2. Do I need a pneumonia shot every 5 years?
3. Can I use my debit card to pay for shots?
4. Will the flu shot give me the flu?

Health - WIC Program

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1. Who can apply for the WIC Program?
2. Where can I apply for the WIC Program?
3. What does my income have to be to get WIC benefits?
4. How many people are on WIC?
5. What do I do with my WIC checks if I move?

Information Technology

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1. Where, as an Ellis County taxpayer, can I get help with my personal computer?
2. How can I become a registered member of the Appraiser's Parcel Search?
3. I am the IT person for another Kansas county, how can I become a member of KS-GMIS or GMIS International?

Municipal/Solid Waste

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1. Who do I call when I find waste on the roadside or in a county ditch?
2. Do you accept mixed loads of waste?
3. Do you accept asbestos?
4. What are your operating hours?
5. How much hazardous waste can I bring at one time?
6. What methods of payment do you accept?
7. Do you accept waste from other counties?

Noxious Weed

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1. Can I buy chemicals at the county?
2. Do I need a license to purchase restricted-use pesticides?
3. Is there a chemical that will kill yucca plants?
4. When should I spray musk thistle, and what product will work best?
5. Where are you located?

Register of Deeds

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1. How do I change the name on my deed?
2. What are the requirements for filing a document?
3. My spouse recently died - how do I change the name on my deed?

Road & Bridge

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1. Where can I apply for a Moving Permit?
2. Who do I contact when there is a dead animal on a county road?
3. Who do I contact for a chemical spill in Ellis County?
4. What is the process to install an entrance on my property?
5. Who do I contact for a county road concern?
6. Who do I contact for a control burn?

Sheriff

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1. I would like to bring some items for an inmate currently incarcerated in the Ellis County Jail. What items am I allowed to bring?
2. I just found a brightly colored civil process slip in my door from your department for someone that used to live at my residence or someone I don’t know. What do I do now?
3. I have heard that the Ellis County Sheriff's Department offers guided tours of the Law Enforcement Center. Is this true and if so who do I get a hold of someone to schedule an appointment?
4. When and how can I arrange a visit with an inmate?
5. Can I call an inmate on the phone?
6. How do I report a crime?
7. I just found a brightly colored slip in my door from our office. It reads that the Sheriff’s Department has a civil process paper for me. What do I do now?
8. I am aware that your office has civil process for me but I’ve heard that if I avoid service I will elude having to go to court and the matter might simply “go away”
9. What exactly can our group expect to see on a Law Enforcement Center tour?
10. When should I call 9-1-1 opposed to calling on the Sheriff's administrative line (785) 625-1040?

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