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Contact Information

Emergency 911
non-emergency numbers
Police Dept.
Fire Dept.
City Hall 620-223-0550
Water Office 620-223-8133
Public Works

Fort Scott City Hall:

123 South Main
P.O. Box 151
Fort Scott, KS 66701
phone: 620-223-0550

Notice of City Board Openings

Please see below the above openings for City of Fort Scott Boards:

-      One opening (City resident) on the Fort Scott Library Board.

-      One opening (City resident) on the Design Review Board.

The function of the Fort Scott Library Board is to review requests in reference to the library.

The function of the Design Review Board is to review requests for Certificate of Appropriateness in the historic district of our downtown.  They meet on an “as needed” basis.

If you have a desire to serve on any of these Boards and meet the above requirements, please submit a letter of interest to the City Clerk, Diane Clay, 123 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kansas  66701.  She will then submit your letter of interest for consideration by the City Commission.  All of the boards and commissions serve on a volunteer basis and are not compensated.  If you would like more information on any of these boards, please contact Diane Clay, City Clerk at 620-223-0550 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please submit your letter of interest by October 15th, 2014.

Notice of Golf Course Advisory Board Meeting - 10/6/2014 - 1:30 p.m.

The Golf Course Advisory Board will meet on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Golf Course.  This meeting is open to the public. 

Press Release

Recently the Fort Scott Police Department has received reports of local citizens receiving telephone calls from people identifying themselves as a family member in legal trouble. The person then asks for money to be wired to a specific location in order for them to be released from jail.

Often times the callers are posing as adult grandchildren and targeting older “grandparents” for the scam.

Please be aware of these types of scams and remember much information can be obtained about people from social media web sites, from not only who the site belongs to, but family members as well.

Broadband Planning Announcement


We are working on community broadband planning for Fort Scott and Bourbon County. IF YOU WORK FROM HOME AND DEPEND ON INTERNET ACCESS for that work, please send your contact information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thank you for your help!

Find out more about the LaRoche Baseball Complex.

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Public Land for Hunting

The City is excited to have partnered with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to use public land for hunting during the season. We've had many questions about exactly what land that the City has leased so photos with the land available clearly marked have been posted on the City's Facebook page. Click here to go to the page.



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City Commission Meetings
City commission meetings are held at 6pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month. The City Commission Meeting Room is located at 123 S. Main.

The City Commission Meetings will be televised on cable channel 3. The broadcasts will be Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., following the Tuesday meetings.

If you miss the meeting, recent agendas and minutes will be posted on the website following the next scheduled commission meeting. Click here to view Commission Meeting Minutes.