County Clerk

County Clerk


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Shelly D Vopat
 has served
as the Ellsworth County Clerk
since 2015.

Please contact the County Clerk's office if you have any questions.
Phone: 785-472-4161 or email Shelly

Deputy Clerk:  Julie Neuman

Election Clerk:  Elizabeth George


210 N Kansas Ave, Suite 6
Ellsworth, KS 67439

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

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The County Clerk is elected in November, the same years as the Presidential
Election, for a term of four years. There are no term limits for this position.

The County Clerk is responsible for a wide range of duties
as specified by State Statutes.

  • Serves as Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners; attends Commissioner meetings; prepares and posts agendas and keeps the minutes; maintains proceedings of Commissioner's meeting, including contracts and agreements entered into by county;
  • Records all deeds and transfer and maintains the County Tax rolls;
  • Maintains and balances;
  • Assists in the preparation of Township, Fire Districts and Cemetery Budgets. Receives and compiles all budgets submitted by County entities, the school district; presents budget to County Commissioners for consideration and revisions;
  • Maintains separate, detailed bookkeeping for auditor's records;
  • Compiles, calculates prepares tax levies;
  • Prepares real estate, personal property and state assessed tax roll and certifies to County Treasurer;
  • Accumulates and files a bonded indebtedness report for all taxing entities in the county;
  • Carries out all elections and certifies to the Secretary of State; maintain voter database; accepts filings for public office;
  • Provides Accounts Payable and Payroll functions for all county departments and receives all claims filed against the county;
  • Administers the County employee benefits programs, including health insurance and retirement plans;
  • Maintains personnel records, job descriptions and the County Policy;
  • Retrieves and balances Motor Vehicle Tax then interfaces distribution to County Treasurer;
  • Serves as County Freedom of Information Officer;
  • Maintains inventories and long range plans;
  • Provides assistance to county residents in preparing Homestead Tax Refund Application for the Kansas Department of Revenue;
  • Issues Cereal Malt Beverage Licenses to establishments in the county;
  • Issues Kansas Wildlife and Park permits and submits monthly and annual reports

Helpful Links:
Kansas Secretary Of State
Kansas Dept. of Wildlife And Parks
Kansas License And Permits 
Application for Cereal Malt Beverage License
Ellsworth County Floodplain Permit
A Guide to Open Records
Open Records Request Form
Job Application

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