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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
- Administers Payroll for all County Employees
- Maintains the benefits package for all County Employees
- Reports and pays all employment taxes and insurance premiums
- 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
PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
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.
- R-23-A: Stating that Neosho County Board of Commissioners will operate under cash basis through the year ending December 31, 2023
- R-23-B: Renewing a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan and designating a Neighborhood Revitalization area
- R-23-C: Reducing the speed limit to 30 mph on Chase Rd between 190th and 200th Rd and on 190th Rd from US Highway 169 west to Chase Rd
- R-23-D: Reduce the speed limit on 200th Rd from Brown Road to Douglas Rd shall be permanently modified to 45 mph
- R-23-E: State of Kansas Municipal Investment Pool
- R-23-F: Proclamation of a State and Local Disaster Emergency for Neosho County Kansas as a result from storms on 4/5/2023
- R-22-A: Waives the requirements of K.S.A. 75-1120a(a) as they apply to Neosho County for the year ended December 31, 2022
- R-22-B: Transferring the preparation of Payroll and Human Resources to the Neosho County Clerk
- R-22-C: Declaring a state of local public health emergency in Neosho County, Kansas known as COVID-19
- R-22-D: Resolution rescinding Resolutions R-21-D, R-21-E, R-31-F, AND R-21-G
- R-22-E: Resolution for the Regulation of Wind Energy Conversion Systems
- R-22-F: Resolution opposing the Federal Government's "30x30" land preservation goal
- R-22-G: Resolution opposing the inclusion of Neosho County within the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area Act
- R-22-H: Mandating the closure of a portion of a certain road located in Neosho County, Kansas (210th Rd)
- R-22-I: Mandating the vacation of a portion of a certain road located in Neosho County, Kansas (210th Rd)
- R-22-J: Resolution for the implementation of a speed limit modification...
- R-22-K: Reducing the Speed Limit to 30 mph on Elk Rd from 225th Rd/Ash Grove Rd north to Allen County/Neosho County Line
- R-22-L: Proclamation of a state of local Disaster Emergency for Neosho County Kansas
- R-22-M Supporting Operation Green Light for Veterans
- R-22-N: Directing Kelly Law Office, LLP to initiate tax foreclosure procedures upon properties subject to delinquent property tax liens
- R-22-O: Rescinding speed limit reduction Resolutions R-22-J (Plummer/Douglas Rd) & R-22-K (Elk Rd)
- R-22-P: Authorizing participation in to the Rural Opportunity Zone student loan repayment program for calendar year 2023
The mill levy is the tax rate applied to the assessed value. One mill is equal to one dollar per $1,000 of assessed value. Since 1996, Legislators and the Governor have reduced the statewide USD general levy from 35 mills to 20 mills.