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.

City News

City of Wellsville Police Department badge

Job Opening: Police Officer

The Wellsville Police Department is taking applications for the position of Police Officer.

Click here to learn more!

travel updates

Updates on Changes to K-33 traffic that will affect your travel on K-33

  • The new bridge on K-33 between the 600 & 900 blk. and the new entrance to Dollar General will be opening to traffic sometime today (8/24/2023) as soon as striping is completed.
  • Construction zone for K-33 Highway has been extended. The Zone goes from the 300 blk of Poplar(K33) – 1000 blk of Poplar (K33). Construction Zone and reduced Speed limit signs have been posted. Speed limit for the Construction Zone is posted at 30 mph.
  • 6th St. on the East side of K-33 Hwy (Temporary Access entrance to DG) will be closed when the bridge opens to allow continuation of roadwork.
  • Dollar General, the Police Department and the Evans Office Building will need to be accessed using the new Dollar General entrance off of K-33.

We will update details of any further changes as they become available.

Storm water Improvements at High School!

ICON Valley Subdivision

ICON Valley is the latest subdivision being developed in Wellsville. ICON Valley will provide residential housing 4- plex and duplex construction. There is a Community park and several commercial projects at the planning stage at this time.

Sixth street will be the access street to the new Police Station and the new Franklin County Ambulance Station which construction will start construction in July.

water coming out of a faucet

Water Rate Increase

There will be a water (only) increase, the sewer rate will NOT increase at this time. The base rate will be $15.00 and increase from $10.50 for those with 0 usage. The total of the new rate is expected to increase the monthly utility bill for a typical single-family home by an average range of $21.50 per water bill for usage of 5,000 gallons of water. Operating costs have increased due to the price of supplies and materials and the treatment costs passed down from the City of Baldwin and Lawrence.

The Council is committed to managing those costs and staying efficient while upholding the town’s commitment to a sustainable future.
The City has not had a rate increase since 2016, the last increase given by Baldwin the city absorbed.

Utility bills are always due on the 15th of each month and we do have an online bill pay system. You may register at https://www.paymentservicenetwork.com/Login.aspx?acc=RT23198.


Please do NOT use plastic bags when putting your recyclables in the container.

No plastic bags in recycling sign


There is a dumpster at the City lot for branches and yard waste only.
Clip art image of a blue trash can with sticks and yard waste written on the front


Copy of current rabies vaccination is needed.

Unsexed dogs – $5.00

Sexed dogs – $10.00

clipart of a dog sitting and smiling

Job Opening

The City of Wellsville has a job opening for a
Public Works Laborer II.
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Utility Terrain Vehicle

UTV Equipment Checklist
(please refer to Ordinance 913 for further operating guidelines)

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.

Learn more

All the ways to pay your bill


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

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

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

Pictures from the Farmers Market

Click on a thumbnail below to view the detailed image.