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Ellis County Courthouse
1204 Fort Street, Hays, KS 67601
Ph: (785) 628-9410
Noxious Weed
Man on a herbicide distributor
Gary Haas
Weed Control Supervisor

1197 280th Ave.
P.O. Box 691
Hays, KS  67601

Ph: (785) 628-9445
Fx: (785) 628-9458

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
June - August
The goals of the Ellis County Weed Division are to educate and assist the public with environmentally safe methods in the control of noxious weeds.

This division is committed to making every effort in keeping weeds on the Federal Watch List from becoming established in Ellis County.


A variety of services are provided to aide in the control of noxious weeds including:
  • Enforcing the Noxious Weed Law   
  • Filing annual reports with the State Department of Agriculture
  • Inspecting and certifying weed-free forage
  • Inspecting and identifying weeds
  • Providing herbicides at a cost-share discount of 25% for weed control
  • Recommending control methods
  • Recycling pesticide containers
  • Surveying state-assigned sections for noxious weeds
  • Treating county and state roads