For more information please contact Wellsville City Hall at (785) 883-2296


Welcome to the website of the city of Wellsville, Kansas.

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  Founded July 8, 1884


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Getting Here

Wellsville is located just off of I35, less than 20 miles south of the Kansas City Area.

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Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1884.
  • Named for D.L. Wells, railroad construction engineer.
  • Home of renowned artist, Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton.

About Wellsville, KS

Proud Past, Growing FutureWellsville is a community in the heartland of the nation. Less than an hour from Kansas City, it offers both a simple small town environment and close proximity to the city.

With a focus on Midwest values and small town charm, Wellsville offers you everything you need to raise a family or start a business.


  • Spring Cleanup will be April 18th
  • Dog tags are due April 1st
    - Unsexed dogs are $2.00
    - Males and females are $5.00

Curbside Recycling


Beginning Thursday, July 11, 2013

The city of Wellsville has contracted with Ottawa Sanitation to add a weekly voluntary residential curb side recycling collection service beginning Thurs., July 11th. The cost of the service will be $4.00 per month and will be added to your water bill. A free 18 gallon tote will be provided (replacement totes, due to a toe being lost or stolen will cost $8.00). If interested, please sign up at City Hall. (NO GLASS. Plastic, aluminum and paper only).

Envisioning Wellsville Project

The Office of Local Government, a Kansas State University Research and Extension, has launched the Envisioning Wellsville Project. The project's objectives are to:

  • To create a Vision for Wellsville
  • To develop a Strategic Plan for Economic Development
  • Identify critical issues and specific objectives
  • Prioritize issues and objectives
  • Form action teams

We encourage you to learn more about Envisioning Wellsville here

You can also read the Draft Action Plans I, II and II

Office of Local Government

News & Information

House Watch Program
The House Watch Program is a service provided to Wellsville residents which is intended to enhance the security of their homes while they are on vacation or otherwise away from their residence for a lengthy period(s). It is designed to provide useful information to the district officer on such residences in his/her patrol district. When carried out properly, it can also serve as a valuable crime prevention tool.

Sign up for House Watch

Upcoming Events
March 3, 2015
City Hall - 5:30 pm

March 11, 2015
City Council Meeting
City Hall - 6:00 pm

March 18, 2015
City Planning Commission
City Hall - 7:00 pm

March 25, 2015
City Council Meeting
City Hall - 6:00 pm

Water Quality

See our Water Quality Report at or call (785) 883-2296 for a copy.

Police Department
Photo Tour

Wellsville Days
We encourage you to join us for
Wellsville Days, a celebration of our town!