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 5/23/16
  Planning Commission Meeting 4/21/16
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Current Information
Holiday Closing
The County Offices and Landfill will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.
The Commissioners will not meet on that Monday, but will meet in regular session on Monday, June 6th.
I, Nancy McCarter, County Election Officer of Pottawatomie County, Kansas, incompliance with the provisions of K.S.A. 25-204 do hereby give notice that a Primary Election will be held on the 2nd day of August, 2016, this being the first Tuesday in said month, at which time candidates for the following offices will be nominated according to the provisions of law by each of the political parties of this state who qualify to participate in said Primary Election as specified by law:
One candidate for United State Senate
One candidate for United States Representative, 1st District
One candidate for State Senate, 1st, 17th & 18th Districts
One candidate for State Representative, 51st, 61st & 66th Districts
One candidate for Member, State Board of Education, 4th & 6th Districts
One candidate for County Commissioner 2nd and 3rd Districts
One candidate for County Clerk
One candidate for County Treasurer
One candidate for County Register of Deeds
One candidate for County Attorney
One candidate for County Sheriff
One candidate for Township Trustee in Each Township
One candidate for Township Treasurer in Each Township
The following officers will be elected in each political party which has qualified to participate in the Primary Election:
One Precinct Committeeman in Each Precinct
One Precinct Committeewoman in Each Precinct

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereto set my hand and cause to be affixed my official seal this 11th day of May, 2016.
Eliza Road Closure
4/19/16: Eliza's Road from Flush Rd to Rockenham Rd will be closed for bridge repairs.
4/29/16: Until futher notice Eliza's Road will remain closed.
Flush Road Closure
Beginning April 11, westbound US 24 will be reduced to 1 lane for construction of turning lanes at the Flush Rd intersection. Additional lane closures will take place throughout the project as needed. Flush Rd on the north side of US 24 will be closed 7/5/16 - 8/1/16, weather permitting.
Excel Road Closure
Excel Rd Intersection & Improvement Project will begin Monday, March 28, 2016. Improvements include; additional turning lanes onto Hwy 24 & concrete street with sidewalks. Hwy 24 will be reduced to 1 lane eastbound and westbound with a reduced speed limit of 45 mph through mid-July. There will be no access to Excel Rd, north or south, from Hwy 24. Excel Rd will be closed from Hwy 24 to just south of Elk Creek Rd until Fall 2016. For more information, contact Peter Clark, Public Works Director: email, Phone 785-457-3631 or Click here for KDOT's press release.
County Burn Policy
Medical Reserve Core Volunteers
Pottawatomie County Health Dept is looking for Medical Reserve Core Volunteers medical & non-medical volunteers. Want to help your community by volunteering in a disaster or any time - Click here to learn more.
Emergency Alerts Now Available
Pottawatomie County will begin using the NE Kansas Notification System to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events.
Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts: Pottawatomie Emergency Alerts or by visiting NE KS Regional Emergency Alert System.
Individuals without internet access or a computer may contact the Pottawatomie Emergency Management Dept at 785-457-3358 to sign up for emergency alerts.
Zika Virus and Prevention
Marlatt/Junietta Extension Brochure
Complete Brochure: 2 page pdf - 1.14 MB
Page 1 - pdf - .5 MB
Page 2 - pdf - .7 MB (contains maps)