Environmental Office

Important Announcement!

The Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for some areas of Ellis County are being updated to provide more accurate information regarding your property’s flood risk.  The Kansas Dept. of Agriculture - Division of Water Resources (DWR), in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has worked with local community officials to conduct community review.  The draft map is now available for public review and comment.  You should receive a postcard notifying you if your property has been identified as being affected by the draft floodplain map, but if you are wanting to look either way click the web review map below.

You can review and submit comments by visiting the web review map at http://gis2.kda.ks.gov/gis/ellis.   The web review map has an address search function.

Officials from the DWR, engineering contractor Wood Environment & Infrastructure, County and City Officials will be on hand at the open house to answer your questions and take any comments you may have.  Computer workstations will be available to show you draft mapping as it pertains to your property.

You are also invited to attend a public open house to review the proposed floodplain map or to have questions answered.

Public Open House

November 6, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
3000 Sternberg Dr
Hays, Ks 67601

More information is available for this project at https://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/dwr/floodplain/mapping/mapping-projects/lists/mapping-projects/ellis-county

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Ellis County Environmental Office at 785-628-9449 Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.

The Ellis County Environmental Office provides environmentally sound practices and progressive development that help Ellis County residents protect the land and ground water in the county. This is done by:
  • Collecting household hazardous wastes
  • Overseeing property transfers
  • Overseeing various issues benefiting Ellis County
  • Permitting of new water wells and wastewater systems
  • Water testing from wells
  • Planning/Zoning and Flood Plain Management 

Office Services

Property Transfer Evaluation

The Ellis County Environmental Code Article 2-4.5 addresses the regulations in regards to the Transfer of Property Ownership within Ellis County.  A Property Transfer Evaluation form is required for these sale transactions.

Request a Service

View the Service Request Online Form to request a specific service from the Environmental Office.