Saturday, April 04, 2020
     

Notice

Effective 3/20/2020

 

Lincoln County is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our community and workforce. We are taking steps to limit counter access within individual County offices. Many services are available online, or can be handled by phone or by mail and we highly encourage that individuals use the alternative services delivery methods as they follow the recommendations to practice social distancing. This is a quickly evolving situation. Please be aware that we may be updating policies and procedures frequently to continue to provide services to the best of our ability.

 

Effective March 20, 2020 Lincoln County departments will begin to enforce the following procedures, limiting face to face interactions to the extent possible.  Our goal is to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep residents and workers healthy and safe.

 

The following County Facilities will be locked, access is available by appointment only: Lincoln County Courthouse, Health Department, EMS Building and Highway Department including outlying shops.   Persons entering County buildings may be asked screening questions consistent with public health guidelines and admission may be denied. 

 

Reminder:  Public Health Officer Ladonna Reinert strongly recommends NO gatherings of more than 10 individuals. Please don’t allow your children to congregate in groups.

 

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

   Online driver’s license services are available at https://ikan.ks.gov.

Walk-in services for tax payments and simple tag renewals are being suspended.  We will have a drop box outside the basement door for you to drop off your renewals and tax payments. They will be processed with tags and/or receipts mailed to the address on record.

Tax payments may be mailed to the Lincoln County Treasurer, 216 E. Lincoln Ave, Lincoln, KS 67455 

Tag renewals may be mailed or handled online at https://ikan.ks.gov.  For online services you will need the PIN on the renewal form received by the state. 

For vehicle title work,  or other questions please call please call 785-524-4190 to make an appointment or email lctreasurer@lincolncoks.org

 

Lincoln County Appraiser’s Office

For all business in the Appraiser’s office, please call 785-524-4958 or email lcappraiser@lincolncoks.org. If business cannot be handled via phone or email, we will schedule an appointment.

 

Lincoln County Attorney

The County Attorney’s office will allow access by appointment only (except for law enforcement).  Please call 785-524-4380

 

Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

For all business in the Clerk’s office, please call 785-524-4757or email lcclerk@lincolncoks.org. If business cannot be handled via phone or email, we will schedule an appointment.

 

Lincoln County Register of Deeds

  For all business for the Deeds office, please call the office 785-524-4657

 

Lincoln County Health Department

The Lincoln County Health Department requests that individuals call 785-524-4406 before coming to the office. Do not just drop in. Do NOT come if you have been ill within the last 24 hours.  To the extent possible, please do not bring anyone to the appointment except for the patient and (if applicable) their parent or guardian.

 

Lincoln County District Court

Pursuant to Administrative Order 2020-PR-016 of the Kansas Supreme Court, District Courts will be restricted to emergency operations until further order. Emergency operations are outlined in the Administrative Order, which you can view at  https://www.kscourts.org/Rules-Orders/Orders/Admin-Orders/2020-PR-016 .

       To contact the court office please call 785-524-4057 or email taylorl@12jd.org.

 

Lincoln County Economic Development

Services will be available by appointment only.  Please call 785-524-8954 or email lcedfdirector@outlook.com.

 

Lincoln County Highway Department

In person services at the business office will be limited.  Please call 785-524-4656 or 785-524-4443 or email lchighway@lincolncoks.org. Requests for rock or maintenance concerns should be submitted by phone or email.

 

Lincoln County Safety Center

Lincoln County Safety Center (EMS/Fire) building will be closed to all public traffic/visitors. Only those authorized employees providing Fire/EMS services are allowed in the building.  In the event of a medical emergency please dial 911.

 

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

Lincoln County Sheriff’s office is limiting access the public.  Visitation is cancelled until further notice. Any questions for the department are asked to be handled via telephone if at all possible.  If you need to speak with an officer, please call the office at 785-524-4479 to make an appointment.  In the event of a medical emergency please dial 911.

 

Lincoln County Noxious Weed

   In-person sale of chemicals will be by appointment only.  Please call 785-524-4591 to schedule

 

Lincoln County Transfer Station

The transfer station will remain open at this time.  Please be prepared to drive in and unload your items as usual. Employees will be practicing social distancing. 

 

Please contact the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office at 785-524-4757 or lcclerk@lincolncoks.org if you have questions about any of the information contained in this notice. Thank you!

 

This is an ongoing situation and information is changing rapidly.  For the most up-to-date information about coronavirus (COVID-19), visit:

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) – kdheks.gov/coronavirus

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – cdc.gov/coronavirus

 

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Lincoln County currently has no cases of COVID 19 but has decided to declare a COVID 19 Public Health Emergency Resolution. The emergency declaration gives Lincoln County the flexibility to manage operations in a rapidly changing environment and will make federal and state assistance available. The county’s local emergency operations plan has also been activated, allowing for collaboration between public safety organizations, local health officials and other community stakeholders. Public gatherings larger than 50 are prohibited under CDC guidelines and the executive order by Governor Kelly on 3-16-2020. We are reminding the public that residents are still at low risk for infection with the new coronavirus disease. Because of the preventative measures we are taking we hope to keep this risk as low as possible. 

It is really important for us as a community to focus on prevention and reducing the threat of COVID-19 in our community. Regardless of age, everyone needs to practice good habits. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. For more log onto the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Below is a list of ways you can help prevent illness:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water use hand sanitizer if soap isn’t available
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs
• Stay home when you are sick



 





Lincoln County Courthouse is located at 216 E Lincoln Ave, Lincoln, KS. Lincoln County is located in the heart of north central Kansas, and is officially, designated as the “Post Rock capital” of the state. The Lincoln County Courthouse was listed on the National Historical Registry in 1976 for its significance in local politics and government and its architecture. The Lincoln County Courthouse includes the County Clerk, Register of Deeds. County Treasurer, Appraiser, District Court, and the County Commissioners' meeting room. Other county departments consist of Public Works, Law Enforcement, Communications, County Health, Emergency Management, and Emergency Medical Services.




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