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Brandy Grassl,
9-1-1 Director; Emergency Management Coordinator
  • 718 Fifth St
    Oswego, KS 67356
  • (620) 795-2565
  • (620) 795-4664
  • Personnel Directory

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DeLinda White,
Labette County Appraiser
  • 501 Merchant
    Oswego, KS 67356
  • (620) 795-2548 x 4
  • (620) 795-4501
  • Personnel Directory
  • Hours: 8:00 to 5:00 Monday-Friday

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Peggy Minor,
Labette County Clerk
  • 501 Merchant
    Oswego, KS 67356
  • (620) 795-2138
  • (620) 795-2928
  • Personnel Directory
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Monday - Friday

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Crystal Addis,
County Treasurer
  • 501 Merchant Br
    Oswego, KS 67356
  • (620) 795-2501
  • (620) 795-2918
  • Personnel Directory
  • Hours: Monday thru Friday
    8:30 - 5:00
    Open during lunch hour

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Brandy Grassl,
9-1-1 Director; Emergency Management Coordinator
  • 718 5th St
    Oswego, KS 67356
  • (620) 795-2565
  • (620) 795-4664
  • Personnel Directory
  • Hours: 24 hours a day 7 days a week

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Debbi Baugher,
Health Department Administrator
  • 1902 S Hwy 59
    PO Box 786
    Parsons, KS 67357
  • (620) 421-4350
  • (620) 421-2324
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  • Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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  • PO Box 387
    501 Merchant
    Oswego, KS 67356
  • (620) 795-2138
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  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

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Corene Beason,
Register of Deeds

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Sandra Krider,
Director of Public Works
  • 901 S Huston
    Altamont, KS 67330
  • (620) 784-5391
  • (620) 784-2393
  • Personnel Directory
  • Hours: February 24th thru November 23rd
    Monday thru Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
    November 24th thru February 23rd
    Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Robert D. Sims,
Sheriff
  • 718 5th St
    Oswego, KS 67356
  • (620) 795-4818
  • (620) 795-2565
  • (620) 795-4664
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  • Hours: Open 24 hours 7 days a week

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    , PO Box 387
    501 Merchant
    KS,  67356
  • (620) 795-2138
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  • 300 N 17th St Ste 100brParsons State Office Building Br
    Parsons, KS 67357
  • (620) 421-2506
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  • 1902 S Hwy 59
    PO Box 786
    Parsons, KS 67357
  • (620) 421-4350
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  • 1902 S Hwy 59
    PO Box 786
    Parsons, KS 67357
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  • 1902 S Hwy 59
    PO Box 786
    Parsons, KS 67357
  • (620) 421-4350
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  • 1902 S Hwy 59
    PO Box 786
    Parsons, KS 67357
  • (620) 421-4350
  • (620) 421-2324
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  • 1902 S Hwy 59
    PO Box 786
    Parsons, KS 67357
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  • 1902 S Hwy 59
    PO Box 786
    Parsons, KS 67357
  • (620) 421-4350 x 29
  • (620) 421-2324
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  • PO Box 387
    501 Merchant
    Oswego, KS 67356
  • (620) 795-2138 x 228
  • (620) 795-2928
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  • PO Box 387
    501 Merchant
    Oswego, KS 67356
  • (620) 795-2138
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Sandra Krider,
Director of Public Works
  • 901 S Huston
    Altamont, KS 67330
  • (620) 784-5391
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  • Hours: February 24th thru November 23rd
    Monday thru Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
    November 24th thru February 23rd
    Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Sandra Krider,
Director of Public Works
  • 901 S Huston Br
    Altamont, KS 67330
  • (620) 784-5391
  • (620) 784-2393
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  • Hours: February 24th thru November 23rd
    Monday thru Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
    November 24th thru February 23rd Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Ralph George,
Blacktop/Mower/Grader/Truck Driver Supervisor
  • 901 S Huston Br
    Altamont, KS 67330
  • (620) 784-5391
  • (620) 784-2393
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  • 901 S Huston Br
    Altamont, KS 67330
  • (620) 784-5391
  • (620) 784-2393
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  • Hours: February 24th thru November 23rd
    Monday thru Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
    November 24th thru February 23rd
    Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Sandra Krider,
Director of Public Works
  • 901 S Huston
    Altamont, KS 67330
  • (620) 784-5391
  • (620) 784-2393
  • Personnel Directory
  • Hours: February 24 thru November 23rd
    Monday thru Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
    November 24th thru February 23rd
    Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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  • 901 S Huston Br
    Altamont, KS 67330
  • (620) 784-5391
  • (620) 784-2393
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  • Hours: February 24th thru November 23rd
    Monday thru Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
    November 24th thru February 23rd
    Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Sandra Krider,
Director of Public Works
  • 901 S Huston Br
    Altamont, KS 67330
  • (620) 784-5391
  • (620) 784-2393
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  • Hours: End of February to End of November
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    Altamont, KS 67330
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  • 1902 S Hwy 59
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    Parsons, KS 67357
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Labette County is in Southeast Kansas, with Oklahoma on our south and one county removed from Missouri to the east. Labette County derived its name from French trapper Pierre La Baette, who lived among the Osage Indians until the mid 1800s. This area was primarily settled by union veterans following the Osage Treaty of 1865. Officially organized March 10, 1867, Labette County has eight cities, with Oswego serving as the county seat.
 

 
 

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.


 

Great Plains Industrial Park

GPIPWe are a 13,727 acre industrial park located in Labette County, southeast Kansas, which is the site of the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. We are centrally located between Tulsa, OK, Kansas City, MO, Wichita, KS, and Springfield, MO, on major east-west and north-south road networks and serviced by the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Railways. The port of Catoosa is located 90 miles south and there are two international airports within two hours drive.  Visit our website for more information.

 
 
Labette County's three-member Board of Commissioners meets on Mondays at 9 a.m. and at 8:30 A.M. the last working day of the month (unless it falls on a Monday) in the commission room on the first floor of the courthouse in Oswego. To be placed on the Commission agenda, call the county clerk's office at 620 795-2138, ext. 301.
 
Lonie
Lonie R. Addis
 
     District One
 
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
    
         District Two
 
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 Martin
Jack W. Martin
 
     District Three
 
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.

Labette County Emergency Management works in conjunction with area first responders, including law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services, 911 emergency communications and others, as well as with regional, state and federal agencies when needed.
 
 
 
Mitigation Information
Labette County Appraiser is a four-year statutory position (KSA 19-430). County appraisers must satisfy certain qualifications to hold the office of county appraiser in Kansas. To serve as county appraiser, a person must have one or more of 4 appraisal designations: an RMA, CAE or RES, or a General Certification. The person must also have at least 3 years mass appraisal experience. Finally, they must be on the eligibility list to hold office by the Director of Property Valuation (Kansas Department of Revenue.)
 
 
State of Kansas guidelines and requirements

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.

The Labette County Clerk is the official Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners and Election Officer for the County.  Additional responsibilities include: Payroll & Accounts Payable, Human Resources, Financial Reporting, Permitting & Licensing and various tax management responsibilities. 
 
The most recent Board of County Commission Meetings will be listed below.  To access an archive of Commission meeting minutes, click here.   

Welcome to the Labette County Treasurer's Office
 
Web Tags SmallThe Treasurer is responsible for many financial aspects of county operations. These include:
  • 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:
Online Tax Payments - Image Courtesy Pratt County, KSP.O. Box 388
Oswego, KS 67356
Phone: 620-795-2918 or 620-421-5255

Purpose:

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.
                                                                                                                                                          
Welcome to Public Health of Labette County.......
 
Located in Parsons, Kansas the public health department offers a variety of programs and services and continues to assess and change as needs for services change.  Employees of the Public Health of Labette County provide professional leadership and guidance to help identify and develop interventions that will assure Labette County is a thriving, safe, healthy and informed community.
 
Mission:  The public health department is responsible for the protection, maintenance, and improvement of public health through collaborative planning and development of an effective community health service program, working with all related and/or concerned organizations and individual citizens.  To inform, educate, and empower the people of Labette County to be a healthier community.
 
 
 

Public Health......

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.

 
 
                                                                                                                      
Human Resources Department is coordinated by the Office of the County Clerk.
The Register of Deeds is an elected county office that maintains and preserves the land records of the county.  Deeds, mortgages, easements, oil and gas leases, and plats are documents typically filed in the Register of Deeds office. The filing fees and required indexes are set by state statute.
 
The following policies should be considered when registering or recording documents:
  1. Documents must be notarized;
  2. Documents need to have a 3-inch square area for the Registry stamp;
  3. Document must have a legal description (section, township, range, etc.); and
  4. Documents must be either an original document or a certified copy.

Corene Beason is the current Register of Deeds for Labette County.

The Labette County Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of roads and bridges within the county. 
 

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Welcome to the Labette County Sheriff's Office homepage.
 
The department is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and has several departments.  The patrol officers and investigative officers of the department are responsible for providing visible proactive patrols and investigative duties of the county on a daily basis. Deputies are responsible for enforcing state statute violations along with enforcing the city code violations in the cities of Edna and Mound Valley.  During the year of 2011, officers investigated 284 motor vehicle accidents and filed 652 offense reports.
 
The Labette County Jail can house up to 83 inmates on any given day and time, including many inmates housed on contract from Sedgwick County, along with other counties within the state. The funds from housing the out-of-county inmates have allowed the Sheriff's Office to add additional staffing and purchase vehicles and equipment, at no additional cost to the Labette County Taxpayers. 

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).