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You should always check with the Building department prior to starting a project to be sure.
Contact the Code Enforcement Office at (785) 460-4413 if you have any questions.
Any project up to $500.00 is $15.00 and gradually increases with the cost of the project.
Commercial and industrial projects are required to submit a complete set of stamped plans at least two (2) weeks in advance of the project start date for review and approval.
Contact the Code Enforcement Office at (785) 460-4413 if you have any questions
The Code Enforcement Office is located on the second floor - North end of City Hall.
Contact the Code Enforcement Officer for further information. (785) 460-4413
Contact the Code Enforcement Officer for further information. (785) 460-4413 firstname.lastname@example.org Code Enforcement Email
You may contact City Hall at (785) 460-4400. City Hall is located at 585 N Franklin Ave, South of Fike Park.
If you have a utility emergency after hours, please call the Colby Police Department at 460-4460.
Property tax, also called ad valorem, is the single most important revenue source available to Kansas cities. The tax rate is figured by dividing: Total amount of dollars which must be collected from property taxes by the total assessed valuation of all taxable property in the taxing district, times the assessed valuation. See example using budget numbers for 2007: $ 1,169,032 = Tax Rate of .033118 divided by $35,300,047 or 33.118 mills 33.118/1,000 x $100,000 (estimated assessed value of home)= $3,311.70 Prop. Tax. See Finance, Budget & Taxes page for additional information.
Common sources of carbon monoxide include cars running in an attached garage, defective appliances and defective appliance vents.
For all emergencies, dial 911 For non emergency information contact the following;
Colby Police Department 275 N Court Ave (785) 460-4460
Colby Fire Department 1125 S Country Club Dr. (785) 460-4454
Thomas County EMS 1235 S Country Club Dr. (785) 460-4585
Thomas County Emergency Management 1255 S Country Club Dr. (785) 460-4516
A meter deposit is required before these services can begin. You may sign up at City Hall located at 585 N. Franklin, South of Fike Park.
Recycling is available at the Thomas County Recycling Center, 815 East College Drive. The Thomas County recycling program was initiated in 1995 by local governmental entities and concerned citizens. At the time, the vision was to create a local recycling program that would grow into a regional program for northwest Kansas. The recycling program in Thomas County has been functioning since 1997. 785-460-7677
There are 160.9 acres of parks in Colby. Young Memorial Field is set in the 38 acre park that houses the ball fields in the NorthEast edge of town (9th and Lane). Fike park is located in downtown Colby (8th & Franklin). This 9.9 acre park is located North of the swimming pool. Fike Park plays host to many events during the summer months. Villa High park is 20 acres with a fishing pond. This park is located North of Colby Community College on Range Avenue. Westside park is also 20 acres and is located at the north end of Smith Drive. Buffalo park follows Prairie dog creek through the middle of town. J.K Phillips park is 4 acres on the West edge of town on 4th Street. Brookside, Three Corner and Copeland Parks are 26 acres. Contact the Recreation Department for information on these Parks. (785) 460-4440
Trash is picked up once a week for residential customers. Trash is to be set out by the curb no later than 8:00 a.m. the day of pickup. Household solid waste shall be kept in a closed container. No household solid waste container, except approved tipper cans, shall be larger than 35 gallons. Approved tipper cans may be purchased for $73.50 at City Hall. To find out what day trash is picked up at your current address a sanitation route map is provided on this website for your convenience.
KEEPING ANIMALS. It shall be unlawful for the owner, lessee, occupant, or person in charge of any premise in the City to possess and maintain any animal or fowl within the City or permit to be maintained thereon any stable, shed, pen, or other place where horses, mules, cattle, sheep, goats or swine, or undomesticated animals are kept. This provision shall not apply to: (a) The maintaining of a stockyard or sale barn for the loading, unloading, temporary detention and sale of such livestock, if the location of such stockyard or sale barn does not otherwise violate the zoning ordinances of the City; (b) Normal or accepted veterinary hospitals or treatment of animals under active veterinary care; (c) The maintaining of dogs which are regulated by Article 2 of this chapter; (d) The maintaining of non-poisonous and non-vicious animals and fowl which are commonly kept as household pets, such as cats, hamsters, rabbits, parakeets, and comparable animals, when kept as household pets and in a safe and sanitary manner in accordance with Section 3-113 of this chapter; (e) The transporting of animals through the City by ordinary and customary means.
NUISANCE; ANIMAL ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any animal to keep or maintain such animal in the City so as to constitute a nuisance. For the purpose of this section, “nuisance” is defined as any animal which: (a) Molests or interferes with persons in the public right-of-way; (b) Attacks or injures persons, or other domestic animals or has been determined to be a vicious animal as defined in Section 3-116 of this chapter; (c) Damages public or private property other than that of its owner or harborer by its activities or with its excrement; (d) Scatters refuse that is bagged or otherwise confined; (e) Causes any condition which threatens or endangers the health or well-being of persons or other animals.
VICIOUS ANIMALS. (a) Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, possess, or harbor a vicious animal within the City. Impoundment of animals whose owners have been cited for violation of this section shall be at the discretion of the law enforcement officer. If the animal presents a clear and present danger to the public health or safety, it shall be the duty of the law enforcement officer or his or her agent to impound such animal.
Midwest Energy Inc.1125 S Range AveColby, KS. 67701(800) 222-3121(Natural Gas)
AT&T(800) 464-7928(Internet, Phone)
Colby Public Schools600 W 3rd St(785) 460-5000
Heartland Christian School1995 W 4th St(785) 460-6419
Sacred Heart Catholic School1150 W 6th St(785) 460-2813
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management website is here .
The Federal Emergency Management Agency website is here.
Registration and Vaccination of any dog or cat over six months of age is required within 30 days of acquisition or bringing the dog or cat into the City. Upon registration, the owner shall present a certificate of immunization against rabies showing the description of the animal, the type of vaccine used, the date of vaccination and the date the next immunization is due. Registration must be done annually.
You may register at City Hall located at 585 N Franklin Ave.
Colby Animal Clinic, Swartz Veterinary Hospital, or Wark Veterinary can also provide registrations.
If you have any questions, contact City Hall at (785) 460-4400
The Colby Event Center is a multi-use rental facility. Sporting events, family reunions, meetings, classes, concerts and parties are a few of the events that are held in the building. Check the website for contact information about reserving the building.
There are 160.9 acres of parks in Colby. Young Memorial Field is set in the 38 acre park that houses the ball fields in the NorthEast edge of town (9th and Lane). Fike park is the located in downtown Colby (8th & Franklin). This 9.9 acre park North of the swimming pool. Fike Park plays host to many events during the summer months. Villa High park is 20 acres with a fishing pond. This park is located North of Colby Community College on Range Avenue. Westside park in also 20 acres and is located at the north end of Smith Drive. Buffalo park follows Prairie dog creek through the middle of town. J.K Phillips park is 4 acres on the West edge of town on 4th Street. Brookside, Three Corner and Copeland Parks are 26 acres. Contact the Recreation Department for information on these Parks. (785) 460-4440
For after-hours emergencies, contact the Colby Police Department at (785) 460-4460.
For after-hours emergencies contact the Colby Police Department at (785) 460-4460.
Recycling bins are located on the East side of the Recycling Complex to allow 24 hour access.
Material brochures are available at the Recycling Center during normal business hours. The hours of attended operation are Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. They are closed on Wednesday morning and weekends.
If you have questions contact Lynette Koon at the Regional Recycling Association (785) 460-6598.
Private water testing is available from:
NorthWest Local Environmental Protection Group350 S Range Ave - Suite #4(785) 462-8636
Residential deposits are $100.00 for Electric and $75.00 for Water.
The City provides Electric, Water, Sewer and Trash services within the City limits of Colby. Contact The Utilities Office if you have any questions at (785) 460-4400