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COUNTY CLERK’S SCHOLARSHIP — Available to applicants who will be attending Kansas Colleges or University and majoring in Journalism, Political Science, Business or Communications

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KCCEOA Scholarship Application

Appraiser Notice

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The Cowley County Appraisers office would like to remind the taxpayers that their 2016 Personal Property Rendition is due soon. To avoid penalty, your rendition form needs to be signed and in our office on or before March 15, 2016. K.S.A. 79-303.

The following options are available to you for filing this rendition.

  • Come by our office at 321 E 10th 2nd floor, South Annex, Winfield, KS or
  • Call 620-221-5434 or 620-221-5435 and request a form to be emailed to you.
  • Or you may request a form by emailing us at rhopper@cowleycounty.org or dsnell@cowleycounty.org

Kansas law states that all real property and personal property in this state, not expressly exempt, is subject to taxation. All tangible personal property owned as of January 1st must be listed in the name of the owner, with the county appraiser each year for taxation purposes. The statutory definition of personal property is “… every tangible which is the subject of ownership, not forming part or parcel of real property.  [ K.S.A. 79-101, 79-102, 79-301, 79-303]

The following is a list of items that are considered personal property.

  • Manufactured homes used for residential housing, commercial business, storage. (The value for manufactured homes will be the same, whether classified as real or personal.)
  • Motor vehicles that are not taxed at the time of registration. Examples are motor vehicles that are tagged to operate at 16,000 pounds or greater, non-hwy titled vehicles, micro-utility trucks should be listed on this schedule. Vehicles not designed to operate on public highways.
  • Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment, (machinery and equipment is any tangible personal property used to produce income or depreciated or expensed for IRS purposes which is not exempt or state appraised). It is still taxable if the item is fully depreciated off your income tax.
  • All other personal property such as off-road motorcycles, ATV’s, work-site utility vehicles, race cars, non-commercial trailers, (stock, horse, utility, enclosed, flatbeds, lawn mower) travel trailers that are not tagged RV, mopeds, pickup campers, golf carts, aircrafts, boats, boat motors and boat trailers.

Attached is a copy of the reminder postcard that will be mailed out February 16, 2016 to taxpayers that need to file.

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Request for Qualifications – Employee Benefit Partner

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The County is interested in obtaining the services of a professional, highly qualified benefits Partner/ company/ contractor/broker to provide services, at a minimum, related to legal compliance, finding and obtaining the best insurance carriers, plan analysis and design, proactive programming implementation, and employee communications. Interested parties can click the link below for more information.

RFQ 16-001 for Employee Benefits Partners 2.1.16

 

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VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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Effective January 1, 2013, any person registering to vote in Kansas for the first time is required to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship. Please note: Any person not currently registered in Kansas must provide evidence of U.S. citizenship when registering. This requirement does not affect voters changing their current Kansas registration.

If you do not provide a citizenship document when you complete your voter registration application,   you must submit it to the county election office. You may submit it by mail, hand delivery, email: clclerk@cowleycounty.org   or a photo of the document can be texted to (620) 218-5557.

To register to vote, or to change your registration: 

Online Voter Registration (Requires a valid Kansas ID)

or

Print a Voter Registration Application, complete all information, sign and send it to the election office.

Applications may be hand delivered or mailed to Cowley County Election Office 321 E. 10th Ave.

Winfield,  KS  67156 or scanned and emailed to clclerk@cowleycounty.org

Current Candidate Listing for August 2, 2016 Primary Election

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Candidates Filing List 2016 Primary

Cowley County 2016 Recommended Budget

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The 2016 Cowley County budget has been presented to the County Commission for their consideration. The County will continue to have budget hearings each meeting in July, and will hold a public hearing on August 04, 2015 at 9:00 am in the County Commission Room at the Courthouse. The County Commissioners will then deliberate what changes, if any, they wish to make to the budget before they vote to approve the budget. State Law requires that the completed budget be adopted and submitted to the County Clerk before August 25th. After reviewing the material below, should have you any questions please contact the County Administrator by clicking here.

Budget Overview as presented to the County Commission on July 7, 2015:
2016 Recommended Budget Presentation

2016 Recommended Budget:
1. Executive Summary
2. County Profile
3. Budget Structure and Policies
4. Budget Summary
5. Budget By Fund
6. Revenue Summary

7. Budget By Department:
a. County Commission                                                      m. Emergency Management
b. Non Dept.                                                                           n. MIS.GIS
c. Administration                                                                o. County Sheriff
d. County Coroner                                                               p. Jail
e. Emergency Communications                                     q. County Appraiser
f. County Counselor                                                            r. Memorial Lawn
g. Facility Management                                                     s. Noxious Weeds
h. County Clerk                                                                     t. Public Works
i. Treasurer                                                                             u. Economic Development
j. Register of Deeds                                                              v. Community Corrections
k. County Attorney                                                             w. Juvenile Services
l. District Court                                                                     x. CDDO

8. Appendix

 

Information on loans for Veterans of the United States Military

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Created in 1944, under the umbrella of the Original GI Bill, VA backed home loans have helped 20 million veterans and active duty service members secure mortgages. The best housing loan available, benefits of the program include no money down, private mortgage not required, interest rates lower than traditional loans, no established credit minimum and refinancing options. For active duty personnel and veterans interested in becoming homeowners there is no better financing option than the VA backed housing loan.

A third party organization sponsored by The Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Home Loan Centers is dedicated to finding veterans and active duty military affordable housing options, and making the American dream of homeownership a reality. Military homeowners upside-down on their mortgages, needing a short sale are provided services by VA Home Loan Centers free of cost.

If you are interested, click on this link: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/.

Or, the state page, https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/kansas-va-home-loan-limit/.

1st Annual Cowley County Pumpkin Decorating Contest

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South Annex is open for business!

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The County Appraiser and County MIS office have been moved over to the South Annex on the 2nd floor.

The County Clerk and the County Treasurer have been moved over to the South Annex on the 1st floor.

The South Annex is located just South of the Cowley County Courthouse on the corner of Fuller and 10th Street at 321 E 10th, Winfield KS 67156.

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