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Ellis County Courthouse
1204 Fort Street, Hays, KS 67601
Ph: (785) 628-9410
County Administration
County Administrator
Phillip Smith-Hanes
Phillip Smith-Hanes
County Administrator

718 Main St.
Hays, KS  67601

Ph: (785) 621-1735
Fx: (785) 628-9413

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

In 2010 the County Commission created the position of County Administrator, Resolution # R-2010-6.


The County Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Ellis County and also serves as Human Resources Management Officer.  The Administrator is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners for the efficient, effective, ethical and responsive administration of County services and programs and assures that state and federal laws and County resolutions and policies are enforced.

Contact Us

If you have a matter to discuss with the County Administrator, or if you wish to be placed on the County Commission agenda, please email Phillip Smith-Hanes or call (785) 628-9410.