About Wellsville, KS

Established in 1884, Wellsville, Kansas is a community located 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. Learn more.

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Due to the precautions the City is taking to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, there will be NO court held until May 5th, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

If you were cited for a minor traffic offense and do not wish to come to court to contest your citation you may pay your citation prior to May 5th, 2020 using one of the payment methods listed below.

  • Check via Mail
  • Credit Card over the phone
  • Drop Box can also be utilized for payments

Those on fine payment schedules – fine payments will need to be made as usual.

If you have a Mandatory Court Appearance, you will need to appear in court on May 5th, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact courtclerk@cityofwellsvilleks.com or 785-883-2296.


Do not bag recyclables


Attn: Ottawa Sanitation has informed us that recycling CANNOT be in Wal-Mart bags or trash bags per the recycling company due to the fact that their machine cannot process them. We were informed the recycling company may stop our recycling service if this keeps happening. This includes the recycling bin at the Public Works Department. Please dump all recycling from the bags into the container and keep the bags. DO NOT put the bags in the container. Thank you for your help with this matter!

Do not flush wipes


You may have seen all the ads on TV lately for “flush able” wipes. Well, it turns out that isn’t exactly the right word to use. That’s because, like a lot of other items would, they’ll flush but they don’t ever dissolve. The Public Works Department says these wipes don’t break down in water, so their treatment plant has to use equipment to pull plastic, wipes (even flush able) rubber gloves, rags, or paper towels out because our sewer system is not designed to handle these items, sometimes their equipment gets clogged or broken by all the wipes and other trash.

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March 3, 2020: The City of Wellsville is excited to name Natalie Patton as our newest councilmember. Natalie is taking Kiel Laswell’s place. Natalie has been a resident of Wellsville since 2009. She currently works on a grant funded project under the Kansas State Department of Education called Kansas MTSS & Alignment. Along with her husband Kyle Patton, who works for the City of Olathe and has been the head coach for the WHS Wrestling Team for the last 5 years. Kyle and Natalie have two boys. Natalie has been a member of the Wellsville Days Committee since 2013, and a member of the Family Church since 2014.

City Wide Clenaup

The scheduled “City Wide Spring Clean Up” which was to be held April 9th, 10th, 11th and April 12th is postponed until further notice.


Please make sure to set your trash out by 6:00 A.M. on your trash day’s to ensure pickup.


As of December 12th, 2019 the City will no longer be accepting leaves, brush, and yard debris at the City lot. We have had numerous complaints regarding smoke and blowing ash from residents who live nearby that location. That along with the illegal dumping in the brush pile has moved council to ban dumping altogether.

The City is working on an ordinance to allow residents to burn leaves with a permit in their ditches certain times of the year. The Ordinance will be posted when it has passed at a later date.


The Live Healthy Franklin County Coalition, which operates under the direction of the Franklin county Health Department, is currently executing on a 3-year Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. The grant’s purpose is to invest in communities to create sustainable, healthy places where Kansas can live, work, and play in ways that improve the quality of their lives. Specifically, the project aims to increase awareness and community engagement in leading healthy lifestyles through improved access to healthy foods and safe environments for physical activity across seven “pathways”.

The City of Wellsville has been awarded a total of $45,000 in grant money for sidewalks at 4th street and Pendleton. Fourth Street was awarded $30,000 in grant money the City matched funds was $43,500 for a total sidewalk project of $73,500

NewCo Concrete LLC replaced the narrow sidewalks in disrepair with new 5- ft sidewalks along the north side of W. 4th St from Walnut to Ash. The City also put a sidewalk along the South side of 4th from the School parking lot to Walnut.

The second part of the grant is Pendleton, the City received $15,000 in grant money for that project the estimated total cost is $64,805 to install a 5-ft sidewalk on the south side of Pendleton Rd from K33 to Main. This sidewalk will provide safe walking/biking access to the recreation complex, new Casey’s and will connect to 2 main N/S corridors of K33 and Main Street. Project estimated to occur in 2020.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Wed 5-7p.m., Sat 8-11 a.m.
Will run thru September!

Pictures from the Farmers Market

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