Welcome to Pottawatomie County

Pottawatomie County is an expansive county of 551,692
acres or 862 square miles. The northern portion of the
county is largely agricultural while many southern areas
consist of existing and planned developments.

The county contains several cities and towns including:
Belvue, Blaine, Duluth, Emmett, Fostoria, Havensville,
Louisville, East Manhattan, Olsburg, Onaga, St George,
St Marys, Wamego, Westmoreland and Wheaton.

Pottawatomie County is a growing county, population of
22,302 (2012 Census), with a continued
expansion of new construction in the housing markets and business sectors.

The county is diversified in its businesses and industry and boasts an active Economic Development Program.
Pottawatomie County has a solid tax base and the 2nd
lowest mill levy in the state due in part to a County
government that believes in first-rate public services
balanced by fiscal responsibility. 

The county is home to several excellent school systems
including a High School nationally recognized for academics, two State Lakes and Tuttle Creek Reservoir.
          Scheduled Meetings:
  County Commission Meeting 3/30/15
  Planning Commission Meeting 3/19/15
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Current Information
County Burn Policy Status 3/31/15 -OK to Burn
Current Status: Fire Index will be Very High

Always call Sheriff Dispatch before starting a burn 785-457-3353.
Click here to check the current burning weather forecast

Click here to see County Burning Information
Dust Control
Applications are available until April 1st, 2015 for Dust Control on gravel roads for a fee.
Dust Control Information
Dust Control Application
Free Trash Disposal - Saturday, April 4, 2015
Free Trash Disposal for Pottawatomie County Residents
Business and Commercial Haulers Excluded
Saturday, April 4, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
All loads must be secured or tarped.
Tires, oil, paints, batteries & household hazardous waste must be separated from other trash.
Recyclables & electronic waste (i.e. TV's & pc equip) accepted.
5 passenger vehicle tires per household free of charge.
50% normal rate for all other tires.
Addtionl charge for tires with rims.
Current Filings April Election
Ebola Information
For the latest information see KDHE website.
The Pottawatomie County Health Dept, along with the KS Dept of Health and Environment (KDHE) are working with regional partners to prepare for Ebola and are participating in weekly statewide Ebola Situational updates and meetings.

Regional partners: Pottawatomie Co Emergency Mngt,
Riley Co and Geary Co Health Depts,
Fort Riley Dept of Public Health, Pottawatomie Co EMS, Pottawatomie Co Sheriff Dept, Wamego Police Dept,
St Marys Police Dept, Wamego Health Care System,
St Marys and Onaga Community Health Care System,
KSU Lafene Student Health Center
Road Information - Flint Rock Rd
Update: Work to construct a new bridge is expected to start this winter. Project completion is anticipated to be early summer 2015.
Flint Rock Road is currently closed 1 3/8 miles south of the Louisville Rd intersection. The bridge at this location was damaged due to weather & is closed indefinitely at this time.
Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan
Manhattan Area 2035 is an exciting, community-based effort to update the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy (MATS). The City of Manhattan and Pottawatomie and Riley counties are reviewing future growth opportunities that exist within the planning area and seek public input on the types of growth and redevelopment that should be encouraged in different locations. For more information, please visit the 2035 project website.
Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization
The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (FHMPO) covers portions of Geary, Pottawatomie, & Riley Counties; including Junction City & Manhattan. The FHMPO is the first MPO designated by the State of KS in over three decades. Federal law requires any Urbanized Area population exceeding 50,000 persons to create a Metropolitan Planning Organization to carry out the transportation planning for the metropolitan area. The Manhattan Urbanized Area exceeded this population threshold in the 2010 Census. A small portion of Pottawatomie County is included in the Manhattan Urbanized Area. For more information please visit the FHMPO website.
Flint Hills Metropolitan Transportation Plan
The Flint Hills Transportation Plan (FHTP) is the first long-range, multi-modal transportation plan for the area. It will establish a vision for the future of the regional transportation system and identify the projects that will make this vision a reality. Your input is vital to the success of the Flint Hills!
Marlatt/Junietta Extension Brochure
Complete Brochure: 2 page pdf - 1.14 MB
Page 1 - pdf - .5 MB
Page 2 - pdf - .7 MB (contains maps)