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 8/25/14
  Planning Commission Meeting 8/21/14
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Current Information
Holiday Closing
Pottawatomie County Offices and County Landfill will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.
The Commissioners will not meet on that day. They will meet again on Monday, September 8.
Free Trash Disposal Oct 4, 2014
Free Trash disposal for Pottawatomie County Residents.
Business and Commercial Haulers Excluded.
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tires, oil, paint, batteries, & household hazardous waste must be separated from other trash.
Recyclables and electronic waste (i.e. TV's & computer equipment) are accepted.
Limit of 5 passenger vehicle tires per household free.
All other tires; fee of 50% normal rate.
Additional charge for tires with rims.
Road Information - Clear Creek Rd
Clear Creek Road is closed between Calhoun Rd and Trowbridge Rd for a bridge replacement project. The project is anticipated to be completed by November 1, 2014.
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.