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 11/3/14
  Planning Commission Meeting 10/16/14
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Current Information
NOTICE of Places & Dates of Registration & Closing of Voter Registration for Nov 4, 2014 General Election
In compliance with the provisions of K.S.A. 25-2310,
notice is hereby given that the books for registration of voters in POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Kansas, will be open at the following places during regular business hours:
County Clerk's Office, 207 N. First, Westmoreland, KS
City Offices in Emmett, Olsburg, Onaga, St. George,
St. Marys & Wamego, Brunkow's Garage, Belvue,
Dillon Store No. 15, 130 Sarber Lane, Manhattan
Jerry's Service, Havensville.

Persons who apply for services at voter registration agencies may register at the following places during regular business hours:
County Health Department, 320 Main, Westmoreland
Three Rivers Inc., 504 Miller Dr, Wamego

At the close of the business day on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, the books will close and will remain closed until November 5, 2014.
A citizen of the United States who is 18 years of age or older, or will have attained the age 18 years at the next election, must register before he or she can vote.
Registration is open until the close of business on the 21st day before the election.
When a voter has been registered according to law, the voter shall remain registered until the voter changes name by marriage, divorce or other legal proceedings or changes residence. The voter may re-register in person, by mail or other delivery when registration is open or the voter may reregister on Election Day.
Application forms shall be provided by the County Election Officer or the Secretary of State upon request. The applications shall be signed by the applicant under penalty of perjury.
Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan Update
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!
County Burn Policy Status
To check the current status of the Pottawatomie County burn ban Click Here.
John Scott Road Project
Click Here to see Project Map
Click Here for Project Summary Report
Marlatt/Junietta Extension Brochure
Complete Brochure: 2 page pdf - 1.14 MB
Page 1 - pdf - .5 MB
Page 2 - pdf - .7 MB (contains maps)
Road Information - Flint Rock Rd
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 and is closed indefinitely at this time.