Bicycle Rental - New and Free!
(14 and up)
Why walk when you can bike? Cycling makes for wonderful family entertainment and great exercise! Look for bike paths in Parsons soon! Bike helmets and bicycle locks are provided with your rental. Must sign waiver and be at least 14 years old. Deposit may be required. Only for use in city limits.
Lonie R. Addis
Lonie R. Addis was first elected in 1982 and is currently serving his ninth consecutive term making him the senior county commissioner in Kansas. His district covers roughly the eastern half of Labette County and two precincts in Parsons.
Fredrick E. Vail
Fredrick E. Vail was first elected in 2012 and is serving his first four-year term. His district covers roughly the western half of the county and two precincts in Parsons.
Jack W. Martin
Jack W. Martin was first appointed to serve in 2008 and then elected shortly thereafter to serve his first four-year term. His district consists of approximately three quarters of the City of Parsons.
Labette County Emergency Management maintains the Emergency Operations Center located at 718 5th Street at the Law Enforcement Center. The director is Larry Steeby and the coordinator is Brandy Grassl.
Emergency management is the process of coordinating available resources to deal with emergencies effectively, thereby saving lives, avoiding injury and minimizing economic loss. This protection process involves four phases:
Mitigation -- Acting to reduce the possibility of a disaster occurring or reduce losses from a disaster.
Preparation -- Writing plans, identifying resources, negotiating agreements, training and exercising plans and resources.
Response -- Mobilization of forces using the resources available to stabilize a situation.
Recovery -- Immediate and long-term efforts to help the community return to near normal conditions again.
Under Kansas State reappraisal guideline (KSA 79-1455), Labette County is required to reappraise all properties annually. Reappraisal of personal property, commercial property and oil and gas production is also required under these guidelines.
Labette County is required by the State of Kansas to review 17% of all real estate each year and also pickup new construction or demolition of property.
Kansas reappraisal laws require that all real estate is to be valued at fair market value except for agriculture land which is valued as agriculture use value which the State of Kansas sets those values.
Welcome to the Labette County Treasurer's Office
- An agent for the State of Kansas Division of Vehicles for vehicle and title registrations;
- Collection of property taxes for Real Estate and Personal Property;
- As the investment officer for Labette County Comptroller of County Funds. In this capacity, our office is in charge of the disbursement of tax revenues to various government agencies (cities, school districts, townships, etc.).
The Treasurer may be reached at:
Phone: 620-795-2918 or 620-421-5255Email: Treasurer Email
The E9-1-1/ Communications Division of the Labette County Emergency Communications is responsible for the dispatching the appropriate emergency services to the citizens of Labette County on a timely basis. The communications Division is also responsible for gathering and disseminating information in a manner designed to foster a spirit of "team work", with certified and motivated personnel.
LCEC was established as a stand alone county department in August of 2004. Since that time LCEC has been responsible for all the dispatching needs for the Sheriff's Department, Oswego Police, Altamont Police, Chetopa Police, Labette Health Ambulance Service, Labette County's nine volunteer Fire Departments, Labette County Emergency Management, and any State Agency that may need our services.
LCEC is Labette County's 9-1-1 answering point for all residents in Labette County with the exception of the city of Parsons. LCEC is the 9-1-1 answering point for all Wireless calls placed in the county, including the city of Parsons. LCEC has Phase II technology that enables the 9-1-1 dispatcher to locate a cell phone 9-1-1 caller with the use of triangulated tower locations. LCEC answered 3,818 cell phone 9-1-1 calls in 2007.
Vision for the future:
- Working closely with all emergency personnel within the County of Labette As well as surrounding agencies.
- Seek citizen input into identifying problems, developing mutually acceptable solutions and establishing policies that directly impact communities.
- Coordinate resources both within and outside the department to solve problems and reinforce department and community strengths.
- Strive for a high level of community confidence and satisfaction.
- Provide an environment of openness and cooperation with the public, emergency personnel, and government officials.
Assesses and promotes health and safety;
Prevents or minimizes the occurrence of diseases and injuries;
Plans, prepares and responds to natural and man-made disasters;
Identifies barriers to, and facilitates access to primary and preventive health care;
Enforces public health laws and regulations.
Documents must be notarized;
Documents need to have a 3-inch square area for the Registry stamp;
Document must have a legal description (section, township, range, etc.); and
Documents must be either an original document or a certified copy.
Corene Beason is the current Register of Deeds for Labette County.
The men and women of the department are well-trained professionals who take great pride in the duties and services they perform for the citizens of Labette County, Kansas. Please review our site and return often.
The goal of the Environmental Protection Program is to protect the natural environment for the benefit of human health.
As a growing area we welcome contractors offering professional services to Great Plains Industrial Park. To protect Labette County and our consumers we have implemented Zoning & Licensing requirements within the footprint of the Great Plain Industrial Park (formerly known as the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant). Within this department you should find the Licensing Structure, Insurance Requirements, License Application, References for License Application, and the Renewal License Application. Should you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at 620-421-4350.
GPIP permits are $50.00 per application except the wastewater permit application which is $100.00 (see related pages or more information then document center for applications).