Total cases in Kansas
(as of May 25)
9,218
Total cases in Harvey County
(as of May 25)
15
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(Updated May 22, 2020)

Harvey County has implemented several operational changes in its organization in its effort to reduce the potential spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Harvey County.

Harvey County government facilities reopened to the public as of Monday, May 4. Additional safety precautions are in place, as well as some department restrictions.

Temporary plastic barriers have been placed at customer service desks. Maintenance staff are conducting additional and routine sanitizing of touch points such as door handles, countertops and bathrooms. Additional sanitizer stations have been placed throughout facilities. Seating in waiting areas have been realigned to create social distancing. 

Visitors are encouraged to wear face covers over their nose and mouth.

Operations

Commission

Due to Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order to limit gatherings to 15 people, the public temporarily can't attend meetings in person. However, the public can and is encouraged to still participate. Meetings will be held over Zoom, where users will be able to call in or view the meeting. The meeting ID is 408 180 699. The phone number is +1 301 715 8592. The meeting can be joined online at https://zoom.us/j/408180699. You can also email the commissioners at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Commission meetings are held Tuesdays at 9 a.m.  

Communications

Dispatchers are asking additional precautionary questions for callers that report symptoms related to COVID-19.

Court Services

Open to the public, but with some services conducted online or remotely. Court services officers will limit face-to-face contact with probation and bond offenders.

Department on Aging

Interurban transportation will be available for transportation to medical, work and grocery store visits with 24-hour advance notice. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 316-284-6802. Because social distancing cannot be maintained in the vehicle, patrons are required to wear a mask. 

Questions on home services and Medicare assistance will be conducted by appointment. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 316-284-6880.

District Court

Open to the public, but with some services conducted online or remotely. Some in-person hearings have begun when agreed upon by the involved parties, but they are not required. Several additional precautions have been taken, including a voluntary sign-in sheet for contact tracing and limited attendance in the courtroom gallery.

Health

Appointment only. Offices are closed daily from noon to 1 p.m.

Kansas State Research and Extension - Harvey County

In-person meetings, events and sponsored programs through July 4 have been canceled or postponed. Staff are following work-from-home guidance, with limited staffing available by phone in the office. The office is closed daily from noon to 1 p.m.

Parks

Camping, fishing, playgrounds and swim areas are open. Please follow appropriate social distancing. Bathrooms are open, but will periodically be closed to allow staff to safely clean facilities. The West Park Bait Shop opened May 20 with limited customers allowed in the facility, social distancing, and staff wearing gloves during transactions. Enclosed rental shelters will open May 22 to reservations that adhere to social distancing guidelines. Outdoor rental shelters are currently available for groups that adhere to mass gathering guidance.

Register of Deeds

Appointment only by calling 316-284-6950. No passport work will be completed at this time.

Sheriff's Office

In-person visitation and support services at the Harvey County Detention Center have been suspended until at least June 1. Inmates still have access to phone calls. Video conferencing is also available through Securus Technologies.

Fingerprinting services for the public have been suspended.

Treasurer's Office

Driver's license transactions are by appointment only. Appointments can be made through the following site: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B49AFA72BA7FC1-drivers

Many transactions can be completed through the resources below.



Services Available Online

Additionally, Harvey County has several services that can be conducted online.

Clerk's Office
Candidate Filing (deadline June 1 at noon): Forms can be found online:  https://www.hvcoksvote.com/candidate-information

Hunting and Fishing Licenses: Forms can be found online:  https://ksoutdoors.com/

Boat Licenses: Forms can be found online:  https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat

Homestead Act Tax Claims: Forms can be found online: https://www.kansas.gov/ssrv-homestead/welcome.html

Voter Registration: New registration and checking existing registration can be done online: https://www.ksvotes.org/

District Court
Harvey County is one of 10 courts that can remotely issue marriage licenses. Applicants must first call the District Court at 316-284-6890. Court staff will help direct applicants to provide the appropriate photo identification and information. Applicants will swear an oath by paper. 

Electronic filings can still be made through the E-FLEX system. Fax filings are also encouraged.

Kansas State Research and Extension - Harvey County
Although extension agents will have limited scheduled availability in the office, all are still available through various communication tools. Contact information for extension agents can be found here: https://www.harvey.k-state.edu/about/staff/

Planning, Zoning and Environmental
Permits: Fees can be paid over-the-phone or by check. Applications can be found online: https://www.harveycounty.com/departments/planning-a-zoning/permit-fees-and-applications.html

Register of Deeds
Deed or Ownership of Residence: Information can be found online:  https://www.harveycounty.com/departments/appraiser.html 

Treasurer's Office
Driver's License Renewals: Qualifying renewals can be done here:  https://ikan.ks.gov/

Tag Renewals: Payments can be done by mail with copies of insurance cards included. Payments can also be left in the drop box on the south side of the Harvey County Courthouse. Qualifying renewals can be done here: https://ikan.ks.gov/

Real Estate Taxes: Payments can be done by mail. Payments can also be left in the drop box on the south side of the Harvey County Courthouse. Payments can also be made by phone. Additionally, payments can be done online: https://www.kansas.gov/propertytax/.