Welcome to the Official Website of Elk County Kansas

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Elk County Courthouse

127 N. Pine  Howard, KS 67349

(620) 374-2490

Toll Free 877-504-2490

Open:  Mon - Thurs     Hours:  7:00am to 5:30pm 
Treasurer Hours:  7:00am to 5:00pm

District Court Open: Mon - Fri  8:00am to 4:30pm


Elk County, located in Southeast Kansas, is known for its awesome natural scenery, wildlife, unique attractions, nationally renowned hunting, great schools & family values. Hard working farmers & ranchers contribute to many areas of agribusiness, and the five communities of Elk Falls, Grenola, Howard, Longton and Moline offer a wide variety of attractions.  The oldest swinging bridge in Kansas, museums full of past treasures, friendly local businesses and a massive wind energy project owned by Enel Green Power are only the beginning of the adventures to be found here.  We are also home to the world class Flint Oak Hunting Club.  Elk is a diverse county that is rich in history, some of which can be read about here.


Since 1875 the county seat has been located in Howard.  According to the 2010 U.S. Census the population of Elk County was 2,882. With quality schools, this small rural county is known as a wonderful, safe place to live and raise a family.  Take a break from the fast-paced lifestyle.  Come see what we have to offer.

Elk County Wiki-stats found here.  Official Kansas website click here.

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2020 Holiday Closure Schedule

County offices will be closed on the following dates, with the exception of

EMS & Sheriff services. The County Attorney's Office has adopted the State of Kansas Official Holiday Calendar. Please check their page for dates.




Mon, Jan. 20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Mon, Feb. 17

President's Day

President's Day

Mon, May 25

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Sat, July 4


Independence Day

Mon, Sep. 7

Labor Day

Labor Day

Mon, Oct. 12

Columbus Day

Columbus Day

Wed, Nov. 11

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Wed, Nov. 25

Thanksgiving-Close at Noon


Thurs, Nov. 26



Wed, Dec. 23

Christmas Eve Observed


Thurs, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

Fri, Dec. 25


Christmas Day

Thurs, Dec. 31

New Year’s Observed


Fri, Jan. 1, 2021


New Year’s Day

Illegal Dumping

Did you know that placing your trash on someone else’s property without permission is littering? The Kansas statute for Criminal Littering, (K.S.A. 21-3722), states:

Criminal littering is intentionally or recklessly depositing or causing to be deposited any object or substance into, upon or about: (1) Any public street, highway, alley, road, right-of-way, park or other public place... (2) Any private property without the consent of the owner or occupant of such property.



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Kansas State Extension Service & Natural Resources Conservation Service

2020 Official Elk County Election Calendar


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