The County Clerk's Office is located in the Erie Courthouse, 100 S. Main Street, Erie KS. As an elected official, the County Clerk serves a term of four years. 

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners
  • Records & maintains official minutes of meetings
  • Maintains all contracts with the County


  • Responsible for office budget(s)
  • Certifies that cash & budget are available to cover claims
  • Reviews & approves all claims for payment and issues 1099s
  • Keeps all financial reports of the County and other entities


  • Calculates July and November abstracts of valuation and taxation
  • Compiles & reports annual bonded indebtedness to the County
  • Sets and certifies levies annually
  • Maintains special assessments to the tax roll

Payroll/Human Resources

  • Administers Payroll for all County Employees
  • Maintains the benefits package for all County Employees
  • Reports and pays all employment taxes and insurance premiums

Voter Registration/Election

  • Maintains accurate Voter Registration Rolls
  • Collects filing fees for local candidates
  • Verifies signatures on petitions for candidates, question initiatives and recalls
  • Recruits, appoints and trains board workers for all elections
  • Is responsible for all aspects of election:  ballots, polling sites and equipment in accordance with federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • Maintains records of elections in official abstract


  • Sells cereal malt beverage licenses
  • Maintains fixed asset inventory for the County
  • Assists taxpayers annually with Homestead refunds
  • Freedom of Information Officer for the County
  • Maintains all legal publications for the County


The Homestead Refund is a rebate program for the property taxes paid by homeowners. The refund is based on a portion of the property tax paid on a Kansas resident’s home. The maximum refund is $700. 
See Homestead frequently asked questions here

SAFESR is a property tax refund program administered under the provisions of the Kansas Homestead Act (property tax refund). SAFESR is also referred to as, "Kansas Property Tax Relief for Low Income Seniors".

The refund is 75% of the 2022 general property tax paid or to be paid - as shown on the 2022 real estate tax statement for the residence in which the claimant lived in 2022. The 2022 property tax consists of the 1st half which is due December 20, 2022 and the 2nd half which is due May 10, 2023. The 2022 property tax is the total of both the 1st and 2nd half taxes.
See SAFESR frequently asked questions here

Homestead WebFile is a FREE way to file Homestead claims. Like KS WebFile, refunds can be deposited directly into your bank account. Homestead WebFile is safe and secure. While all claim requirements must be met and information verified, filing electronically can speed up the refund process. 
File your Homestead claim now by clicking here.

You can also print the application(s) and file through the U.S. Mail. 
Get homestead forms here

The Neosho County Clerks Office is available for assistance filing for Homestead. Please call 620-244-3811 to set up an appointment.