Kansas Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) is a service provided through the collaboration of the Kansas Department of Labor, the Office of the Attorney General and the Kansas Sheriffs' Association. Kansas VINE is currently in an implementation phase. Select county jails will be implemented monthly starting in March 2016. VINELink in your area may be temporarily unavailable during the implementation phase. Please check back each month for availability in your area. For immediate assistance call 1-866-Appriss (866-277-7477).

Welcome to VINELink, an online portal to VINE, America’s number one victim notification network. VINE has been providing victims and concerned citizens with the power of information for decades, allowing these individuals to have the sense of security that they deserve. VINELink can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide the most reliable information for custody status changes and criminal case information.

The VINE service provides information by phone, email, TTY, and text message where available. You may also sign up through your participating state, or county’s toll-free number.

See how the power of VINE can work for you!



For a list of the Official 2016 Primary Results

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Code Red Emergency Warning System for Bourbon County

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Do you have a road condition to report or noticed a road sign missing, head over to the Facebook Page for Bourbon County Public Works by CLICKING HERE and like their new page. Stay current on new projects that are coming and other information about Bourbon County roads and to report issues with roads, bridges and signs.




Mobile App Available for Car Tags and Driver Licenses

The Kansas Department of Revenue has created a Mobile App to offer the following information to Kansas residents:

  •  Get in line remotely for the six largest driver licensing offices. (Not for Fort Scott office)
  •  Check the status of their driver’s license.
  •  Access their vehicle registration information and renew their tags online.
  •   Find the driver licensing or tag office closest to them and pull up directions, find hours, phone numbers, etc.

The KS Vehicles Connect app is available on iPhone, Android and Window phone systems for free. The app will also be fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.   Check it out in your App Store.




Code Red Emergency Warning System for Bourbon County

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 Check out Bourbon County Facebook, City of Ft Scott Facebook, Natational Weather or local TV and Radio for Weather Updates.


You can now pay your Taxes online, CLICK HERE to be taken to the Treasurers Page to find out how.




Public Service Announcement
While there is not a regulation requiring burn permits in Bourbon County, it is prudent that land owners
to take some precautions. We are experiencing a very dry winter and facing several more days with very
little chance of precipitation and conditions will be favorable for wide and quick spreading wild fires.
If a land owner is planning to conduct a Prescribed Burn or burn LARGE trash or debris
piles, please follow these steps:

1. Notify your local Fire Station by calling Fort Scott Dispatch at 620‐223‐1700. Tell them the location and area to be burned. You may also contact your local Fire Chief directly.
2. Notify your neighbors.
3. Plan for the smoke. Know what direction the wind is blowing, and what or who is in that direction.
4. Have enough people to help, each with enough tools, equipment and water to control the fire.
5. Be prepared in the event the fire gets out of control, know who to call. Call 911 or Fort Scott Dispatch at 620‐223‐1700.
As a Property Owner, you may be liable for any costs to have a fire department respond, and costs associated with damages to other properties or homes. Please make all efforts to make your Prescribed Burns safe and controlled.
Please do not conduct a Burn on Elevated, Extreme or RED FLAG FIRE WARNING days.
Or when a warning is declared by the National Weather Service (NWS / NOAA)
Bourbon County Emergency Management and Bourbon County Rural Fire


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Are you ready for Winter?

Winter Weather Awareness

for Southeastern Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks

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Weather Updates

NWS Page





Elected Officials

  • Elm Creek Lake Reservations 620-224-8722
  • Have a problem with Noxious Weeds?
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  • Landfill address:  2286 Noble Rd, Fort Scott 620-223-5773
  • Have you misplaced some money?  Find out at the Kansas Unclaimed Property website here!
  • Need help saving for college?  Check this out!

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Bourbon County
210 S. National Ave.
Fort Scott, KS 66701

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