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Zone service is provided to Northern Riley County, with Monday and Tuesday pick-ups from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and return trips usually between 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m..
A "country run" is made to the areas of Leonardville, Riley and Randolph twice a month, on the second and fourth Friday. Riders are brought to Manhattan for the day and shuttled around town, returned to their homes in the afternoon.
Service to and from Ogden is available Monday through Friday. Riders wanting to ride the bus need to call Dispatch and schedule a ride on the Fort Riley Shuttle. Door to door demand service is available in Ogden for persons with mobility impairments, after an application is completed (Paratransit Intelligibility Application Part A (pdf) & Paratransit Eligibility Application Part B (pdf)). This ADA service is a "safety net" for those persons who do not have the functional abilities to access and ride the Ogden route bus. Every certified individual for this ADA service is required to re-certify for continuing eligibility every three years upon becoming initially certified. Call the office at (785) 537-6345 for further information.
Rides should be scheduled with the dispatcher at least 24 hours in advance.
Fifteen vehicles (one mini van and 14 buses) are currently in operation. All vehicles are equipped with ramps and lifts to accommodate the needs of the mobility impaired.
Curb to curb demand response service is available on all shuttles and routes to provide persons with mobility impairments access. Persons eligible for the ADA service must complete an ADA Paratransit Eligibility Application Part A (pdf) & ADA Paratransit Eligibility Application Part B (pdf). If you live within a 3/4 mile of any route or shuttle services, please call the office at (785) 537-6345 to request a special accommodations application.
Demand response services are available to residents of Manhattan who live more than 3/4 of a mile outside of the fixed route service area. Please call Dispatch at (785)537-6345 with any questions.
Riders in any of the ATA Bus service areas (Manhattan, Riley County, Green Valley, St. George, Pottawatomie County, Junction City, Geary County and Fort Riley) may call dispatch at 1-877-551-6345 or (785) 537-6345, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to schedule a ride.
Please call 24 hours in advance to schedule rides. Cut off for scheduling next day rides is 5:00 p.m..
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Children ten (10) and under can ride the demand response service for free. All children under the age of twelve (12) must be accompanied by an adult on demand response trips.
Children riding the fixed route services, who are six (6) and younger, can ride the service for free. All children riding fixed route services under fourteen (14) must be accompanied by an adult.
Children under four (4) years old must be in a child safety seat, while children 4-8 years old must be in a safety or booster seat unless they weigh more than 80 lbs. or are taller than 4 ft. 9 inches tall. The child must be secured with an appropriate child seat provided by the parent or guardian. The parent or guardian will properly fasten such devices using the vehicle seat belts.
For policy purposes, animals are considered either service animals or pets.
Service animals will be transported with their owners without restriction or extra cost. Service animals must be supervised and the owner/handler must retain full control of the animal at all times. Owners/handlers are responsible for cleanup of any waste or litter caused by the service animal and is liable for any damages the animals cause.
Pets may be transported with their owners if the pets are secured in an enclosed container and if they can be fit into the schedule. Pets have the lowest priority for transportation. Pets requiring emergency veterinary assistance will not be transported. An ill service animal is treated as a pet in this respect: such animals are not performing their service function.
Charges are filed by the State and not able to be dropped by a citizen. However, you may submit a written statement explaining why you wish to drop charges. This statement will require your signature to be notarized. Riley County has a Notary Public available to notarize signatures.
Your opinion is important to the prosecutor but once a report is received from the law enforcement agency, it will be reviewed. Your written statement will be considered, however, the final decision in charging the perpetrator is at the discretion of the prosecutor.
Only if it falls within the diversion guidelines.
First appearances in City Court/Municipal Court are Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 a.m., located at 610 Colorado Street, Manhattan, KS 66502. Telephone: (785) 587-2450.
First Appearances in the Riley County District Court are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m.; he court is located at 100 Courthouse Plaza, the limestone building with the clock tower.
For more information, please contact the KBI Drug Enforcement...
The attendance officer at each school building has the discretion to determine if reasons offered by the child or his/her parents is sufficient or if the absence will be considered unexcused. USD 383 refers all cases of students with excessive unexcused absences to the Riley County Attorney's office.
--File formal charges--The County Attorney's office will file an arrest warrant or the juvenile and his parent(s) will receive a summons from the court directing them to appear and answer for the charges.
When a juvenile is arrested or charged with criminal activity, they are required to participate in a Juvenile Intake Assessment through Riley County Community Corrections--Juvenile Division. Parents are encouraged to attend that assessment and provide any information to the intake worker. If needed, the family may be referred to appropriate community resources such as family and individual counseling, drug and alcohol evaluation and treatment or services offered by the Manhattan Area Department for Children and Families (DCF) office. Parents of youth involved in the juvenile justice system are encouraged to become actively involved in helping their son or daughter address and resolve their involvement with the court system. Parents seeking advice are encouraged to work with the supervising probation officers and their child's attorney to help the child successfully complete any terms or conditions of their probation or diversion. Additionally, parents are encouraged to report violations of their child's probation or diversion to the supervising officer to resolve quickly any problems before the situation worsens.
***NOTE: You are encouraged to seek an attorney's advice concerning any questions you may have. We cannot give advice to anyone.
The first thing you should do is call the Department of Revenue, Driver Control Bureau in Topeka, Kansas at (785)296-3671, if it's suspended in Kansas, and ask them why your license is suspended and what they need from you to clear the matter up. If you have proof that your license has been reinstated, bring that in to the Riley County Attorney's Office or to Court on your appearance date. If you were eligible for reinstatement and you were not suspended for a DUI or other alcohol related offense, or you are not under another suspension, that charge will be dismissed. Normally, when you have provided the required documentation to Driver Control Bureau, such as proof of insurance from your insurance carrier, proof that a fine was paid, etc. and pay the reinstatement fee, currently $100.00, they will issue you a letter stating that your license is reinstated. BE SURE TO CHECK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE FOR THE DOCUMENTATION THAT IS REQUIRED. The number to the Driver Control Bureau is: (785) 296-3671. Reasons that your license may be suspended that you may not be aware of are:
ALWAYS notify the Department of Revenue whenever your address changes. Any notices regarding your license will be sent to the last address that you provide them. You will be prosecuted for DWS even if you did not receive notice of suspension from the Department of Revenue because you failed to proved them with a change of address.
The fines for this type of offense often change. Furthermore, a judge decides the amount you are fined. You should consult an attorney if you want to know the possible punishment for this offense. As of July 1, 2002, if you were not suspended for a DUI, possible punishment for a first time offense is:
**NOTE: a more severe punishment may be ordered if your license was suspended because of a DUI.
Various means are available to assist you depending upon the type of loss, etc. Discuss this with the Victim/Witness Coordinator of the Riley County Attorney's Office. Not all losses are covered.
Generally fences are exempt from zoning regulations and therefore do not require a permit for construction. The only possible exception to this rule would be if the fence would create a vision obstruction at a street intersection. Check with the County Zoning Officer if there is a possible concern in this regard.
A building permit is required before the start of construction of any structure within the unincorporated areas of Riley County. The permit is necessary to verify that the zoning is proper for the intended use, the required setbacks from property lines are achieved, Sanitary Code requirements are met and other basic requirements of this type. The permit does not involve construction inspection since there is no adopted building code that applies to the unincorporated areas of the County.
Emergency Management plans to send notices about burning restrictions due to conditions using the Everbridge Emergency Notification System. We recommend that everyone who has a burn permit sign up for this FREE service.
Yes, crop residue burning is restricted for the 16 counties specified in the April Burning Restrictions of K.A.R. 28-19-645a (13 in Flint Hills + Johnson, Sedgwick & Wyandotte). Burning of the tall grass prairie is not considered crop residue burning.
Either call 537-6333, stop by 115 N. 4th street and fill out an application at the Emergency Management office on the second floor of Courthouse Plaza East building, or
Konza United Way is now a distribution point for cloth masks. You can stop by their office on Tuesday or Thursday between 12pm and 3pm, or call for an appointment. They will collect donated masks as well.
555 Poyntz Ave Suite 245, PO Box 922(785) 776-3779http://www.konzaunitedway.org/
The Riley County Health Department has partnered with Konza United Way to provide, free of charge, homemade cloth masks for the community in effort to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended wearing cloth masks in situations where social distancing measures are difficult to follow, such as when shopping at grocery stores or pharmacies. Guidance for the use of masks and patterns for making cloth masks can be found online at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
This effort relies on the generous help from the Riley County community to make and donate the cloth masks. Those who want to help are encouraged to make masks at home and deliver them Konza United Way at 555 Poyntz Ave Suite 245, PO Box 922 on Tuesday or Thursday between 12pm and 3pm or call for an appointment. They will distribute cloth masks during those hours as well.
Konza United Way
The following items are ones that will be needed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues for a period an unknown duration:
To donate items to Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan or Wamego Health Center, please call Tina Rockhold, Executive Director of both the Mercy Community Health Foundation and the Wamego Hospital Foundation at 785-458-7380/ 785-587-5462.
Note: The hospital cannot accept handmade, cloth masks or any other non-manufactured medical equipment or supplies.
School Sites will be serving a hot to go lunches with a cold breakfast for the next day at the locations listed below from 11:30-12:30 at no cost for any child ages 1-18 regardless of if they are typically free, reduced or full pay. We are planning on a curb side pickup in an effort to reduce social contact.
We will also have cold sack lunches with the next days breakfast available for children to pick up in the following locations from 11:30-12:30 at no cost for any child ages 1-18 regardless of if they are typically free, reduced or full pay. We are planning on a curb side pickup in an effort to reduce social contact.
Shepherd’s Crossing is helping distribute food cards to people who need assistance. Please click here to contact Shepherd’s Crossing at if you would like to apply for assistance.
MHK Together is accepting online donations of money through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mhktogether/
With the money, they are purchasing food cards which will be distributed through Shepherd’s Crossing. Please click here to contact Shepherd’s Crossing at if you would like to apply for assistance.
Please drop off non-food essential items (diapers, wipes, household goods, etc--NOT food) at the Manhattan Emergency Shelter at 416 S 4th Street. Individuals are instructed to leave things on the table at the side door then someone will come out and get the donation. The Emergency Shelter is open 8am to 9pm. Phone number is 785-537-3113.
The USD383 Fit Closet is also accepting donations. Find more information at https://www.fitcloset.org/
There are no medications specifically approved for COVID-19. Most people with mild COVID-19 illness will recover on their own by drinking plenty of fluids, resting, and taking pain and fever medications. However, some cases develop pneumonia and require medical care or hospitalization.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Yes, if someone in your household has been exposed, everyone in the household is quarantined for 14 days.
The CDC has guidelines for caring for someone who has the Coronavirus.
An individual, or group of individuals, isolated or quarantined may request a hearing in district court contesting the isolation or quarantine BUT this will not stay or enjoin an isolation or quarantine order. Upon receipt of a request, the court shall conduct a hearing within 72 hours after receipt of the request. While the district courts are currently closed, the Chief Justice’s order has made provisions for the filing and hearing of these appeals. See K.S.A. 65-129c.
A close contact is a person who has been within about 6 feet of a person with confirmed novel coronavirus infection for a prolonged period of time (more than 10 minutes) or has had direct contact with body fluids from a person with confirmed novel coronavirus infection.
A few hours to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).
If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.
14 days is the required quarantine time.
Anyone who has been in close contact with a positive patient is required to quarantine for 14 days, even if they have received a negative test. The incubation time for the virus is 14 days, so even if a negative test is received on day 3, it doesn’t mean the patient won’t develop the virus on day 13.
This graphic explains the differences in symptoms.
The Riley County Police Department Dispatchers are here to serve you around the clock. They are the critical bridge between the public and medical assistance that could save a life.
Help us ensure they can get help to the people who need it most by only calling 911 for emergencies.
Apple and the CDC, together with the White House and FEMA, launched a new website with a COVID-19 screening tool to help people protect their health. This tool can help you understand what to do next about COVID-19.
Let’s all look out for each other by knowing our status, trying not to infect others, and reserving care for those in need.
A question and answer hotline for general questions about the coronavirus response in Riley County is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Q&A hotline number is 785-587-4526.
A screening hotline staffed by medical personnel is available every day from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to provide guidance for anyone who has symptoms. The screening hotline number is 785-323-6400.
A cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others.
COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice (e.g., while shouting, chanting, or singing). These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies show that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms (are “asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (are “pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Read more about face coverings on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
The City of Manhattan passed an ordinance requiring most people within city limits to wear a mask or face covering. The ordinance was passed on July 7 and will remain in effect until September 7. Read the details of the ordinance on the cityofmhk.com website.
Find a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Manhattan Face Mask Ordinance on the Riley County Police Department website rileycountypolice.org
Options are donations, for-purchase, or make-your-own. Businesses can go to https://regionreimagined.org/business-access-to-masks-ppe/ to learn how to access donated masks in your county and/or get on a donation waiting list, view a full list of regional PPE suppliers to purchase PPE, and instructions on how to make your own.
Yes, self-service drinks and buffets are allowed.
See CDC guidance for restaurants at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/business-employers/bars-restaurants.html
Restaurants and retail food establishments are regulated at the state and local level. State, local, and tribal regulators use the Food Code published by the FDA to develop or update their own food safety rules. Again, there is no current evidence to support the transmission of COVID-19 associated with food or food packaging.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. The coronavirus is mostly spread from one person to another through respiratory droplets. However, it’s always critical to follow the 4 key steps of food safety—clean, separate, cook, and chill—to prevent foodborne illness.
As an extra precaution to help avoid the transmission of COVID-19 through surface contact, we recommend frequent washing and sanitizing of all food contact surfaces and utensils. Food-service workers also must practice frequent hand washing and glove changes before and after preparing food. Include frequent cleaning and sanitizing of counters and condiment containers. Consumers should wash their hands after using serving utensils.
In communities with sustained transmission of COVID-19, state and local health authorities have implemented social-distancing measures which discourage or prohibit dining in congregate settings. We also recommend discontinuing self-service buffets and salad bars until these measures are lifted.
Unlike foodborne gastrointestinal (GI) viruses like norovirus and hepatitis A that often make people ill through contaminated food, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is a virus that causes respiratory illness. Foodborne exposure to this virus is not known to be a route of transmission.
Customers can still pay servers directly. If there is a point of sale desk, or a host podium (or station where patrons are greeted) those locations should have plexiglass or other barriers between staff and customers.
Yes, churches can reopen to hold services for full congregations provided they practice social distancing and comply with the stipulations outlined for churches/religious services in the “Safety Requirements and Guidelines for All Businesses in Riley County". Continue to offer online or virtual services. Encourage elderly and high-risk members to stay home. Close coffee bars and similar areas.
The only time there is a limit on mass gatherings is when social distancing is not able to happen. The gathering size limit is currently 50 people. Concession stands will be able to open and shielding is suggested, if not already built in, along with good hand hygiene. Good hand hygiene must be practiced at the entrance/gate where people pay to enter.
If you business is located in Pottawatomie County you should refer to the Pottawatomie County Coronavirus Information page for specific information.
Wedding receptions are allowed in venues with less than a 2,000 person capacity.
It is important to continue practicing social distancing and good hygiene.
Things to consider:
Yes, the 50 person limit applies to groups of people gathered closely together, not to the total number of people allowed in a building.
Playgrounds are allowed to reopen, but are not required to.
Please try to maintain social distancing and good hygiene when visiting any public space. People can carry and spread the virus even before they show symptoms.
The Kansas Board of Cosmetology recommends that all clients and employees wear masks, but it is not required.
See guidelines from the Kansas Board of Cosmetology at http://www.kansas.gov/kboc/
See guidelines from the Kansas Board of Barbering at https://kbob.kansas.gov/
All businesses should limit the number of customers to avoid crowding and allow for proper social distancing, at least 6 feet of space between customers or groups of customers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidelines for businesses, organizations, and industries at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html .
Guidelines from the State of Kansas are available at https://covid.ks.gov/reopen-page/
Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs will share Facebook Live updates at 4:15 p.m. each Wednesday at https://facebook.com/rileycountyhealthdepartment.
Julie Gibbs also provides live updates on KMAN 1350 News Radio at 7:00 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Listen on the radio at 1350 AM, 93.3 FM or online at https://1350kman.com/
RCHD staff will send written updates to the media and share the information with the public Monday-Friday. Written updates are posted at rileycountyks.gov and on the RCHD Facebook page by 2:00 p.m. each day.
Information about Local Health Orders will be released in advance of each effective date.
Making sure you’re well stocked on the essentials is smart with uncertainty about how COVID-19 social distancing recommendations could affect your daily routine and your family’s needs. Regardless of how COVID-19 spreads, however, Riley County will NOT order the closure of grocery stores or pharmacies.
So, buy what you need to provide for your family for up to two weeks for general preparedness. But there’s no need to stock up for any more than that. A little consideration for our neighbors is going to go a long way as we get through this together.
No. Health care professionals will NOT be able to use any masks made by the public. Please do not drop off any cloth masks. Thank you for thinking of us, though.
The Riley County Police Department has created a page of frequently asked questions on their Facebook page and it can be accessed here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/rileycountypd/information-updated-on-03272020-at-1200-pm/3041060685914588/ .
We will share information when we have it, as long as we are able to still protect patient privacy. With evidence of community spread, the travel information is not as pertinent as it was before. Some of our cases do not have travel in their history. As Julie mentioned in her FB Live, it is safe to assume EVERYONE has it and that is why staying at home or practicing social distancing is so important.
Yes. The Riley County Health Department has an information dashboard at https://gis.rileycountyks.gov/covid19
Read the full text of Local Order No. 16 at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/Archive.aspx?ADID=2758
Read the news release for the order at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1158
Please use the links below to find information about health orders and executive orders in neighboring counties:
The State of Kansas
Read the complete text of Local Health Order No. 16 here.
For purposes of this Order No. 16, Social Distancing is defined as follows: maintaining at least 6- foot social distancing from every other person present at a location, not including individuals who reside together.
For the purposes of this Order No. 16 the phrase "public or mass gathering" is defined as any planned or spontaneous, public or private event or convening in which individuals are in one location and are unable to maintain a 6-foot distance between individuals (not including individuals who reside together) with only infrequent orincidental moments of closer proximity.
For purposes of this Order No. 16, all businesses and locations are required to comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), May 2020” (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business response.html) and industry-specific guidance from trade groups. Nothing in this order shall be interpreted to require that any business or location open if they choose not to.
Local Health Order No. 16 has no expiration date but cannot extend past the declared state of emergency, which expires December 31, 2020.
The current order can be amended, superseded, or rescinded at any time before that date.
No. Drive-through, delivery, and curbside service may continue past midnight.
Dine-in and carry-out service must end at midnight and all customers must be out of the building by 12:30 a.m.
Business requirements focus on bars and restaurants because those establishments are high-risk and are still a source of virus spread in the community. The additional requirements make it possible to functionally and practically social distance in a business that is designed to have people congregate close together, rather than be forced to shut those businesses down.
The safety measures give these businesses the opportunity to continue providing service in a way that also protects public health.
Order 16 provides opportunity for mass gatherings of greater than 50 individuals, but less than 2,000, through a permit process.
Anyone who wishes to host an event or gathering of more than 50 people must fill out a request form at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/FormCenter/Health-Department-Forms-7/Request-for-an-Event-Larger-than-50-Peop-195 at least 14 days prior to the event. Strict safety measures will need to be in place for a gathering to be approved.
Safety precautions for gatherings or events will include mandated social distancing, face coverings, and at least 1 person assigned to maintain enforcement of safety measures per every 50 participants. A committee including medical personnel, public officials, and representatives from the business community will evaluate the request and make recommendations for approval. Emergency Operations Center Command Staff will provide final approval of requests. No events or gatherings of more than 50 people will be allowed in Riley County without a mass gathering permit.
Find more information from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/index.html
No, regularly held church services are exempt from this requirement.
Safety guidelines and social distancing measured should be followed. People attending church services within Manhattan city limits are required to wear masks according to Manhattan City Ordinance No. 7488.
No. Large venues of more than 2000 person capacity shall remain closed.
Yes. Customers can get up to get self-service or buffet-style food and drink, but they have to eat and drink at their tables or booths. Customers are not allowed to sit at counters.
Read more about how to wear face coverings from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html
Read the City of Manhattan mask ordinance at https://cityofmhk.com/DocumentCenter/View/59247/7488-Require-Face-Covering-070720
The Riley County Police Department (RCOD) will field complaints of ordinance violations by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not call 911 to report a violation of the ordinance.
RCPD posted a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions on their website at http://www.rileycountypolice.org/faq/manhattan-mask-ordinance-faqs.
The Riley County Police Department (RCOD) will field complaints of mask ordinance violations in the City of Manhattan by email at email@example.com. Do not call 911 to report a violation of the ordinance.
Yes. If you have been told to quarantine for 14 days, you must complete the quarantine even if you tested negative during that time.
If you test negative for COVID-19 by a viral test, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick.
The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. You might test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during your illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then.
If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people until it is safe to be around others.
Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others.
Find more info at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html
Call your doctor
If you have recently traveled to an area experiencing widespread disease transmission, or have been in close contact with someone who has and is sick with COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider.
Call the Riley County Screening Line
If you are having symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please call our screening call center at 785-323-6400.
You will be contacted by phone. Your doctor or the Riley County Health Department will call you using the phone number you provided when you were tested.
Your results will NOT be sent my mail, email, or text message.
If you have any doubt about whether the person contacting you is from your doctor’s office or the Health Department, hang up and call your doctor directly or call the RCHD at (785) 323-6400.
No, but an order from a doctor is required for anyone to get tested.
According to KDHE guidelines, you can get tested if you have at least TWO of the symptoms below OR be a close contact of a positive patient.
Patients with at least two symptoms may be eligible for testing. The symptoms of coronavirus may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
There are four significant testing facility types operational in Kansas for COVID-19 testing:
Test swabs from the Riley County Swabbing Station are sent to the Kansas Health and Environmental lab in Topeka.
Test results from the Riley County Swabbing site are taking 7-10 days. (as of July 15). This is due to the volume of samples being processed by the KDHE lab in Topeka. The Health Department is exploring alternate labs and searching for ways to get results sooner.
You will get a phone call from your doctor or from Health Department staff with your test results.
No. All tests performed by the Health Department or included in Riley County statistics are viral tests, which check for active virus.
Patients are only counted once, even if they have received multiple tests.
Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests.
KDHE has broadened the testing criteria for COVID-19 in an effort to better understand the impacts of COVID-19 in Kansas. An evaluation and referral from a medical professional is still required to determine if testing is needed.
Any Riley County resident who has at least two of the symptoms below, should contact the Riley County Health Department Screening Hotline at 785-323-6400 to receive guidance and further instructions:
KANSAS PAYMENT CENTER PO Box 758599 Topeka, KS 66675-8599Please put your case number on your remittance with the county two-letter digit (RL) for Riley County to ensure proper credit. If you have questions, or would like information regarding payments through electronic funds transactions (EFT), please contact KPC customer service at 1-877-572-5722, or visit their website at kspaycenter.Please notify the Court in writing of any address change or name change.
The Court holds your marriage license for thirty (30) days after it is returned.
Anytime within that thirty days you may obtain a certified copy from the Court. The cost is $1.25 per copy. If you wish to request copies by mail, you must request within the thirty (30) day period. You must inform the Court of the bride's maiden name and the groom's name, enclose a self addressed stamped envelope along with enough money to cover the number of copies requested. Mail requests to Riley County District Court, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, KS 66502.
After the thirty-day time period has passed, the original is sent to the Office of Vital Statistics, 1000 S. W. Jackson, Suite 120, Topeka, Kansas 66612-2221, where it is kept on permanent file. Copies from the Office of Vital Statistics are $15.00 for each copy. The phone number for Vital Statistics is (785) 296-1400.
Forms to request a copy of a marriage license, can be obtained at the office of the Clerk of the District Court, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Riley County District Court cannot issue marriage licenses at this time.
People who live in Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee, or Wyandotte County will get their marriage licenses through the District Court in their county:
People who live in other counties will now be able to choose from 14 court locations to get a marriage license:
Courts will receive applications by encrypted email or mail
Marriage license paperwork requires the applicant to provide a photo identification that includes personally identifiable information, such as date of birth, Social Security number, or driver’s license number. To protect this information, courts will begin an encrypted email exchange with the applicant through which the applicant will return completed paperwork.
If an applicant does not have email, courts will also send and receive paperwork by U.S. mail.
Fulfilling the oath requirement
Marriage license applicants previously were required to appear in person in the clerk of court’s office to swear an oath that includes affirming:
Under the new process, applicants will make this affirmation on paper.
Prior marriage license applications will not be processed
If a person submitted a marriage license application before courts closed to in-person contact on March 18, 2020, and the marriage license was not issued, the person will need to submit a new application to a court issuing marriage licenses using this new process. This applies even if the earlier application was submitted to a court that will now issue marriage licenses, and it is to ensure all requirements are met.
2. Abuse must have occurred. This means that one of the following has occurred:a. The person physically hurt or tried to hurt you or a minor child on purpose.b. The person recently threatened to physically hurt you or a minor child.c. The person engaged in physical conduct (touching or sexual intercourse) with a minor child under the age of 16 years of age.
3.You may file only two petitions for a Protection from Abuse Order in a 12 month period unless you are filing the petition on behalf of a minor child who has been abused.
4.You must be available to testify at future hearings as set by the Judge or in any other criminal action against the abuser. If you fail to appear, the case may be dismissed.
5.Other legal help may be available through your private attorney or legal services.
6. A final Protection from Abuse Order will expire after one year or on the date stated in the order, unless you request an extension from the court.
7. If you are the defendant and you want an order restraining the plaintiff from abuse, you must file a counter petition.
8. There are forms available for a Protection from Abuse at the Riley County District Court, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas 66502
2. You may seek a Protection from Stalking Order for yourself, for your minor child, or for a minor child that lives with you.
3. You should be available to testify at future hearings as set for the judge. If you fail to appear, the case may be dismissed.
4. Legal help may be available through your private attorney or legal services.
5. A final Protection from Stalking Order will expire after one year or on the date stated in the order, unless you request an extension or modification from the court.
6. There are forms available for Protection from Stalking at the Riley County District Court, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
A. Public access computers are available at the Courthouse to access cases via a name search or by case number. Riley County District Court records are also available on the Internet: District Court Public Access Portal.
B. Courts in Kansas will not do any searches by phone.
C. Requests for criminal record searches for employment, credit, etc. from any agency or individual shall be referred to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-8200 (Records Department) per Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 156.
D. No district court employee may conduct a search which requires making legal determination such as whether a judgment is still current or that lien exists per K.S.A. 20-3133.
Customers who hold a CDL, concealed and carry, registered offender or limited term license must visit the Main Driver's License Office for all services.
Our office can renew Kansas driver's license, apply or renew an I.D. card, make address changes. We can also issue a Kansas driver's license to those with an out of state driver's license.
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You can electronically register or file by paper. Please go to the election website for further instructions.
The Secretary of State Office has a website that allows you to electronically file a voter registration application. Please do not electronically register vote 30 days before an election.
Rich Vargo, County Clerk, email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSusan Boller, Election Supervisor, email: email@example.com Election Web Site
To find your polling place you must first be a registered voter in Kansas. Click on the link to locate your polling location.
Riley County has elections every year. In even numbered years we have State and Federal elections. The primary is in August and the general is in November. In odd numbered years we have our City and School Elections. The primary (if needed) is in August and the general is in November. Please watch our website for city/school primary elections. The City/School General is held on the first Tuesday November.
You can obtain the form on the Riley County Website under Planning and Development, Environmental Health, Applications, Environmental Evaluation Application or at the Riley County Planning and Development, Environmental Health, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
Yes, under Chapter III, Article 3, you need to make application for a permit and then it must be approved before you can use the water. You can obtain the form on the Riley County Website under Planning and Development, Environmental Health, Applications, Private Water Well Supply application or at the Riley County Planning and Development, Environmental Health, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
Yes, the Environmental Health section of Planning and Development has a staffed on-site laboratory for testing bacterial and some chemical contaminates in well water.
The 100-year floodplain represents a potential flood area that has a 1% probability of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. It is the area that is regulated by floodplain regulations as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Generally, you can build in the 100-year floodplain if the floor of the structure is elevated one foot above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). Commercial & industrial structures have the option of being flood-proofed. All construction within the 100-year floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit before construction begins. All construction within the 100-year floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit before construction begins. For more information about the floodplain, please contact Steve Higgins at (785) 537-6332 or
For more information about the floodplain, please contact Steve Higgins at (785) 537-6332. Email Steve Higgins...
The HHW facility is located at 6245 Tuttle Creek Blvd. We are 2 miles west of the intersection of Seth Childs Road and Tuttle Creek Blvd. on the south side of the highway. We are the second driveway when you reach the Riley County facilities. Look for our sign that says RILEY COUNTY NOXIOUS WEED and HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE.
Paints of all kinds including both latex and oil base All pesticides including herbicides and insecticides Lacquers, thinners, stains, paint removers and adhesives Used motor oil and oil filters Household cleaners Spot and stain removers Fertilizers Waxes and polishes All batteries including household and car batteries Gas, solvents and antifreezeFlorescent light bulbsAerosolsOld Prescriptions (no controlled medicines, nor sharps accepted)Miscellaneous: roofing tar, sealers, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, mercury and smoke detectors
Although Riley County is the host county for the Big Lakes Regional Household Hazardous Waste Program, we ask that you take household hazardous waste to your home county. They are staffed to support you, where we are staffed to receive HHW from Riley County residents only. We support other counties within our region by picking up their materials once they have prepared them for us to take for disposal. The eleven counties we serve are: Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Marion, Marshall, Morris, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee and Washington counties. Some of those counties do accept Business Waste as well, so we ask businesses to take it to your home county. However, if your county does not take business waste and are one of the eleven counties in our region, we can take business waste from you but must be pre-approved by your home county and our facility before we can accept any waste, as there will be a charge. Call us at 785-539-3202 with questions.
Our clinic services are Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM; Thursday, 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM.
Our office hours are Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Thursday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Our administration offices are open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
The Health Department is located at 2030 Tecumseh Road which is located just south of Claflin Road and just west of Sunset. This location is a few blocks west of KSU campus and one block west of Mercy Health Center's Sunset campus.
The Family and Child Resource Center is located at 2101 Claflin Road in the lower level. Use the entrance located in the center of the building on the south side.
We staff two full-time clinics:
WIC staff also conduct mobile WIC sites at the following locations:
Since we have many programs with different fee situations, please contact the program you are interested in for specific information.
Some services require pay stubs or other items as proof of income. Please check with the services you are interested in to be sure.
For some services, yes. The primary insurances we bill include KanCare, Blue Cross, Aetna, Medicare Part B and United Health Care. We bill insurances for immunizations and flu shots but Tricare Prime/Standard will not pay the full amount at the health department, clients will be billed for remainder amounts. The Health Department accepts all KanCare Managed Care Organizations, Amerigroup, Sunflower State, and United Health Care. Health Department is not a Tricare Provider. If you have further questions, please ask us at 785-776-4779 Ext 7600.
USD 383 Parents as Teachers Playgroup
Playgroup meets Monday-Thursday from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. on the first floor the Riley County Family and Child Resource Center located at 2101 Claflin Road, Manhattan.
. To find out specific details regarding playgroups please contact 785-587-2058
If you're searching for child care check out the Raising Riley List
Check out Child Care Aware for Resource and Referral
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) contracts with local/county health departments to provide local regulatory services including complaint investigations of regulated or illegal child care. Please call the child care licensing surveyor at (785)776-4779 extension 7604.
In order to qualify for a child care scholarship you must meet certain guidelines outlined in the application. The child care scholarship application is available on the Raising Riley website or by contacting Raising Riley at 785-776-4779 extension 7634.
The meetings for prospective providers in Riley County are held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Family Child Resource Center, 2101 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS.The meetings for prospective providers in Geary County are held on the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street in Junction City, KS.The orientation discusses all information pertinent for obtaining a license, to include training requirements, licensing requirements, etc. It is also a time for prospective providers to bring questions or concerns for discussion. Please pre-register for classes in Riley County by calling 785-776-4779 extension 7604 and in Geary County by calling 785-776-4779, extension 7678.
Contact Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Contact Kansas Department of Health and Environment at 785-564-6767 or via their online reporting at http://www.foodsafetykansas.org.
You may call the County's Environmental Health Specialist at 785-537-6332, extension 7505.
Administration, Emergency Preparedness, Reproductive Health Services including sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, birth control methods , HIV/AIDS Case Management, Adult and Child Immunizations, Travel Immunizations, Communicable Disease investigation and follow-up, Tb skin test.
Health Department services in the Resource Center include WIC (2nd Floor), Maternal and Child Health (2nd floor), Raising Riley (1st floor), and Child Care Licensing (1st floor). USD 383 Parents as Teachers Playgroup is located on the 1st floor. Some Administrative Offices for Riley County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are located on the 1st floor.
According to Kansas law, whenever certain professionals have reason to suspect that a person under age 18 has been injured as a result of neglect or physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, the professional is required by law to report it. These professionals include teachers, nurses, social workers, law enforcement officers, licensed child care providers, counselors, and others.
Only in August and September of each year by appointment.
We hold monthly clinics as follows:
Generally, we have flu vaccine available beginning sometime in September. We will announce details of availability on this website and on our phones system.
Yes, we offer most travel vaccines but we generally have to order them. Check with us one month before you plan to travel!
The health department has no authority to mandate mold remediation in housing or business and does not provide air monitoring or mold remediation services. There are private firms that do that. Mold is an irritant and allergen for many people. The greatest deterrent to mold is to remove moisture. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Environmental Health website www.kdheks.gov has strategies to help make homes safe and healthy.
Questions related to mold and building inspections in Manhattan can be directed to the City of Manhattan Code Services at (785) 587-4506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may visit the County Environmental Health page or call the County's Environmental Health Specialist at (785) 537-6332, extension 7505.
You may visit the County Environmental Health page or call the County's Environmental Health Specialist at (785) 537-6332, ext 7505.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is responsible for food safety inspections of food establishments, food processors and lodging establishments. Food establishments include restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, schools, senior meal sites, mobile food units and food operations in lodging establishments. Inspection results after August 4, 2015 can be found online (link). For inspection results prior to August 4, 2015 are also available online (link) at the KDA website.
You can search for inspection results for a licensed child care facility on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) website (link). For an example of a facility report with inspection results visit the KDHE website (link).
Riley County Health Department collaborates with Riley County Environmental Health to assure the school inspections are completed each fall. Results of Schools Inspections for each year are available online (link).
Please call the local office of Kansas Department for Children and Families at (785) 776-4011 (TTD: 1-800-776-3777).
Title Fees $10.00
Transfer Fees $10.50
Autos less than 4500 pounds $39.00
Autos over 4500 pounds $49.00
12M Trucks $49.00
2000 - 8000 pounds $35.00
8001 - 12000 pounds $45.00
12001 pounds and over $55.00
a. If the weight of the trailer and the load combined is less than 2,000 pounds, registration is optional. Our office recommends tagging and titling on initial purchase for proof of ownership. If a farm trailer hauling the farmer's own product has a load of less than 6,000 pounds, registration is optional. For fees on trucks with gross weight of over 16,000 pounds, call the County Treasurer's Office at 785-537-6320.
b. Property tax is paid at the time of registration/title application and is determined in the County Treasurer's Office. The exceptions are heavy trucks, trailers, and mopeds, whose taxes are determined by the County Appraiser's Office.
c. Reflectorized plate fee is $0.50.
d. Sales tax will be collected in the tag office if the vehicle is bought from an individual, purchased out of state or the sales tax paid to a dealer was less than the sales tax rate where the vehicle will be registered. e. The fee to transfer a tag is $20.50 plus the difference in the property tax.
f. Lien holder fee is $1.50.
Auto, truck, and motorcycle tags expire on the last day of each month, with the exception of heavy trucks (over 12,000 pounds) and trailers, which expire December 31st with a grace period until the last day of February.
If you do not have the title because the lienholder of that state keeps it until the vehicle is paid for have the lienholder fax a copy of the front and back of the title to the Riley County Treasurer's Office at 785-537-6326. You will then need to come to the Riley County Treasurer's Office with your out-of-state registration and your Kansas insurance card(s). We will then do a one time courtesy registration. The State will write to your lienholder and request the out-of-state title be sent to them and the State of Kansas title will be sent to your lienholder.
All out-of-state titles for used vehicles require inspection. The fee is $20.00 in CASH ONLY and can be done in the lobby of the Treasurer's Office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The address of the Riley County Treasurer is 110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan KS. A designee will also be at the Geary County Sheriff's Department Tuesday mornings to do Non-Highway and Salvage title inspections. Please call their office at 785-238-2261 for hours.
Reservations can be made by calling the Riley County Park Division at (785) 539-2981.
The following rules and regulations apply to all county parks:
The ball diamond may be reserved as follows:
A Rendition is an Ad Valorem Tax Return, also referred to as a Rendition, or Statement of Personal Property and is used to report tangible personal property to the County Appraiser on a yearly basis.
State-assessed and beyond the scope of this publication. Information in this publication does not apply to state assessed property.
This classification is only applicable to non-highway titled motor vehicles and motor vehicles operated over 12,000 pounds on public roads. Motor vehicles operated under 12,000 pounds on public roads and "recreational vehicles" are appraised, assessed and taxed pursuant to statue (Kansas 79-5100 series).
If any person, association, company or corporation has in their possession or custody any taxable personal property belonging to others, it shall be their duty to list the property with the appraiser in the name of the owner of the property. See Chart
The county appraiser may extend the March 15th deadline if the taxpayer submits a request in writing, stating just and adequate reasons for the extension, and is received by the county appraiser on or before the March 15th due date, April 1st for oil and gas renditions. (K.S.A. 79-1422, K.S.A. 79-332a, and K.S.A. 79-1457)
If personal property is not listed or if a rendition is untimely filed, the county appraiser is required by law to apply any applicable penalties. These penalties are set forth in K.S.A. 79-1422 and K.S.A. 79-1427(a) as follows: View Chart
The county appraiser has the duty of listing and appraising all tangible personal property in the county that is owned by, held, or in the possession of a business. If a taxpayer fails or refuses to file a rendition or, if the rendition filed does not truly represent all the property, the county appraiser has the duty to investigate, identify, list and value such property in an effort to achieve uniformity and equality. (K.S.A. 79-1411(b) and K.S.A. 79-1461)
NOTE: To avoid incurring state mandated penalties, renditions must be filed by the deadline date. Counties have no authority to abate, waive, or refund the penalty mandated by K.S.A. 79-1422. Only the Board of Tax Appeals has the authority to abate, waive, or refund the penalty.
Penalty Appeal Rights:The State Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) has the authority to abate any penalty imposed under this section and order the refund of the abated penalty. In order to appeal a penalty the taxpayer should obtain the proper form from the county appraiser's office, complete the form, and submit it to the county. The county would then submit the form to the State Board of Tax Appeals for consideration (BOTA). Either party may request that BOTA rehear or reconsider its decision if such request is made within 15 days from the date of BOTA's decision.
1) The "notice of value" may be appealed by contacting the county appraiser's office by May 15th to schedule an informal meeting with an appraiser. [K.S.A. 79-1448]
2) After receiving the tax statement, the owner may file a "payment under protest" form with the county treasurer at the time the taxes are paid. If all the taxes are paid prior to December 20th, the protest can be made no later than December 20th (or by January 31st if the taxes are paid from an escrow account or by a tax service). [K.S.A. 79-2005]
Taxpayers can NOT appeal the notice of value AND pay the taxes under protest for the same property in the same tax year. [K.S.A. 79-2005(b)]
Example: To calculate the property tax on personal property with an appraised value of $5,000:
Appraised Value 5,000 x Assessment Rate *30% = Assessed Value 1,500 x Mill Levy 126.635 / 1000 = Property Tax $189.95.
* 30% is the assessment rate for property in the "motor vehicle" or "other" subclass of personal property.
** 126.635 is the 2001 Manhattan city mill levy. Contact the county clerk in the county where the property is located for the correct mill levy to use.
Taxes for motor vehicles that are registered with a tag weight of 12,000 pounds or less and taxes for Kansas RV titled recreational vehicles, are due in full at time of registration or renewal. [K.S.A. 79-5107, 5119]
Whenever the aggregate amount of tax owed for tangible personal property by any taxpayer is less than $5, the tax is cancelled and no personal property tax statement is issued. This applies only to the tax amount due, not the value of the personal property. [K.S.A. 79-344]
Guide to New Address Assignment
Many times utility companies will require a property address prior to providing utilities to a site. Guide to New Address Assignment
Generally fences are exempt from zoning regulations and therefore do not require a permit for construction. The only possible exception to this rule would be if the fence would create a vision obstruction at a street intersection. Check with the County Zoning Officer (785) 537-6332 if there is a possible concern in this regard.
A building permit is required before the start of construction of any structure within the unincorporated areas of Riley County. The permit is necessary to verify that the zoning is proper for the intended use, the required setbacks from property lines are achieved, Sanitary Code requirements are met and other basic requirements of this type. The permit does not involve construction inspection since there is no adopted building code that applies to the unincorporated areas of the County.
If your property is located in the unincorporated area of Riley County you may find your zoning on the Riley County GIS website and the click on Building Setback Requirements. You may also call the Riley County Planning & Development at (785) 537-6332 to obtain that information. When you call you should know one of the following to make sure the correct property can be located: 1. the property owner 2. the property's legal description or 3. the property's address.
If your property is located in the unincorporated area of Riley County you may find your zoning on the Riley County GIS website or call the Riley County Planning & Development at (785) 537-6332 to obtain that information. When you call you should know one of the following to make sure the correct property can be located: 1. the property owner 2. the property's legal description or 3. the property's address.
The 100-year floodplain represents a potential flood area that has a 1% probability of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. It is the area that is regulated by floodplain regulations as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Generally, you can build in the 100-year floodplain if the floor of the structure is elevated one foot above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). Commercial & industrial structures have the option of being flood-proofed. All construction within the 100-year floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit before construction begins. All construction within the 100-year floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit before construction begins. For more information about the floodplain, please contact Steve at (785) 537-6332 or
The PUD process has two steps: the Preliminary Development Plan and the Final Development Plan. The Planning Board reviews the application for approval of the Preliminary Development Plan, holds a public hearing, then sends its recommendations on to the BOCC for action. Upon approval of the application, within seven days the owner records a statement with the Register of Deeds. The owner submits a Final Development Plan to the RCPB before a building permit is issued. This final plan must be in substantial compliance with the Preliminary Development Plan.
All parcels of land in Riley County are listed in the computer along with the current owner of record. A call or visit to the Register of Deeds Office with an address, legal description, etc. will allow us to look that information up for you. Another valuable tool is the Riley County GIS Website www.gis.rileycountyks.gov. You can locate parcel ownership, subdivisions, land sections, etc.
No. Any change in ownership generally requires that a new deed be recorded. Exceptions to this rule may result either from court cases (i.e. divorces, foreclosures, probate, etc.) or from deaths where certain legal verbiage exists in the document and a death certificate has been recorded in our office. In these cases, the deed itself will not change even though ownership does. Evidence of ownership exists in the combination of the related documents.
1. the property owner2. the property's legal description or3. the property's address
An even more accurate method of determining zoning of a property is to come to the Planning & Development office. This way staff can locate the property on the computer mapping system and also answer any question you may have about the zoning.