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Contact Information

Emergency 911
non-emergency numbers
Police Dept.
Fire Dept.
City Hall 620-223-0550
Water Office 620-223-8133
Public Works

Fort Scott City Hall:

123 South Main
P.O. Box 151
Fort Scott, KS 66701
phone: 620-223-0550

Notice of Office Closed - Christmas Day Holiday

The City of Fort Scott City Offices will be closed at noon on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014, and all day on Thursday December 25th, 2014 and Friday, December 26th, 2014 in observance of the Christmas Day holiday.  The offices will reopen on Monday, December 29th, 2014.

The City’s tree and brush dump will also be closed on Thursday, December 25th, 2014 and on Saturday, December 27th, 2014 and will reopen on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Notice of Planning Commission Meeting - 1/5/2015 - 4:15 p.m.

The Fort Scott Planning Commission will meet on Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. at City Hall, 123 S. Main Street, Fort Scott, Kansas.  This meeting is to discuss the possible closing of an alley and a possible change in zoning. The meeting is open to the public. 

Find out more about the LaRoche Baseball Complex.

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Frozen Pipes

The City of Fort Scott Water Department would like to remind everyone of a few tips that will help prevent frozen water pipes in your home.

  1. Eliminate drafts and repair any broken windows in basement and crawl spaces.
  2. Insulate pipes most susceptible to freezing.
  3. Disconnect garden hoses from outside hydrants.
  4. Open cabinet doors under sinks to allow air to circulate and prevent pipes from freezing.
  5. Letting a thin stream of water run from a faucet while experiencing sub-zero weather, can keep pipes from freezing.
  6.  Know where the master water valve is located in your home. This will allow you to shut the water off should the line freeze and break.

The typical symptoms of a frozen water line are that one or more of the water fixtures in a building or a residence will not provide water. If some faucets are dry and others still work, the customer should contact a licensed plumber of their choice to assist in thawing of the line. If all faucets in a residence or building are dry, the customer should contact the Water Department for further checking. From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., you may call the Water Office at 223-8133, or after hours call the Water Plant at 223-5160.

Public Land for Hunting

The City is excited to have partnered with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to use public land for hunting during the season. We've had many questions about exactly what land that the City has leased so photos with the land available clearly marked have been posted on the City's Facebook page. Click here to go to the page.



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City Commission Meetings
City commission meetings are held at 6pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month. The City Commission Meeting Room is located at 123 S. Main.

The City Commission Meetings will be televised on cable channel 3. The broadcasts will be Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., following the Tuesday meetings.

If you miss the meeting, recent agendas and minutes will be posted on the website following the next scheduled commission meeting. Click here to view Commission Meeting Minutes.