The Appraiser’s office is responsible for locating, identifying, and appraising all property within Washington County.
The Washington County Attorney’s Office is responsible for the prosecution of all felony, misdemeanor, traffic, fish and game, and juvenile offenses that occur within the county. The Office is also responsible for instituting Child in Need of Care Cases, Care and Treatment, and Drug and Alcohol Commitments. The County Attorney conducts legal research, writes briefs, and handles post-conviction matters including habeas corpus petitions and direct appeals before the Kansas Court of Appeals and Kansas Supreme Court.
In addition to acting as prosecutor, the County Attorney serves as the County Counselor, and in this capacity advises the Board of County Commissioners, Elected Officials and County Department Heads on various legal matters as well as assists in the drafting of necessary legal documents and policies.
The Washington County Clerk’s Office handles many of the administrative functions of the county including Elections, Budgets, Human Resources, Payroll, and Taxes.
The Board of Commissioners enact, amend and repeal local legislation within the jurisdiction of the county. Levy and apportion taxes, to make appropriations and to adopt budgets. Establish strategic plans that guide organizational development and performance. Appoint certain offices, boards and commissions.
The Washington County Health Department provides a wide variety of services that keeps our primary client, the community, healthy. Our mission is to assure that everyone in a community has optimal health regardless where they live, work, learn, play, and pray. Health starts long before illness, even before we are born. Our services are provided to anyone over the life course: before birth through senior years. The Health Department cherishes the collaboration and partnerships with other community organizations and providers to keep people healthy.
The Washington County Dispatcher Communications Office is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The office dispatches Law Enforcement, Fire and Ambulance services for the entire county, which is 900 square miles.
Washington County Emergency Management is the designated disaster agency for the county with the responsibility for coordinating the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters.
Washington County Jail is managed by the Sheriff.
The Washington County Noxious Weed Department provides cost-share herbicides for noxious weed control and total vegetation management for Washington County residents.
The Register of Deeds office is required to record all documents submitted by the public which are qualified to be recorded, maintain an up-to-date and accurate set of indices which show the correct ownership of land in the entire county, and perform all functions of a clerical and technical nature to accomplish that objective.
The Washington County Road & Bridge helps to manage and maintain county roads and bridges throughout Washington County.
Administers septic system and well permits and inspections. Also, performs septic system, water testing and well real estate inspections.
The sheriff acts as a conservator of the peace and the executive officer of the county and district courts, serve writs and processes of the courts, seizes property after judgment, enforce traffic laws on county roads and supervises the county jail and prisoners.
The Solid Waste Division of Washington County Public Works is in charge of storage and disposal of solid waste in Washington County.
The department is responsible for strategies that both develop tourism attractions, facilities and products, and markets the destination through advertising, promotions, public relations and sales materials.
The major functions for County Treasurer’s Office are: Collecting Taxes for all Washington County entities, Titling and Registering Motor Vehicles, Renewing Kansas Driver’s license and ID cards, Investing all County Funds and Distributing Tax Dollars to the various taxing entities. We also collect delinquent taxes, maintain the active checking account for the county, maintain property tax payment records, administer the credit card payment process for all departments and maintain the postage machine and accounts for all departments.