These are lists of delinquent taxes owed that will be published in the paper after July 30th.

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Real Estate Property List

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT is an opportunity for residents and members of the business community to learn basic skills to save lives and protect property, in the aftermath of a major disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available. The primary goal is to train you to take care of:

  • Yourself
  • Your Family
  • Your Neighborhood / Business

Bourbon County’s CERT program was developed because of the need for a well-trained civilian emergency work force.  When an individual has met the needs of his/her immediate family, then he/she is available to assist the County and City by responding during disaster situations where the number and scope of incidents have overwhelmed the conventional emergency services.

The training program provides for community self-sufficiency through the development of multifunction response teams who will act as an adjunct to Bourbon County and Fort Scott’s emergency services during major disasters.  Through this unique program, people from community organizations, business and industry, and city and county employee groups will become members of CERT, or perform as individual leaders by directing untrained volunteers in the initial phase of an emergency.

By encouraging preparedness efforts and hazard mitigation, the effects of a disaster can be minimized considerably, as well as facilitate recovery. The benefits of this program are numerous.  It will increase our overall level of disaster readiness, provide emergency skills that people may use in day to day emergencies, enhance the bond between government and community, increase community spirit, and improve the quality of life for the people of our County.

Bourbon County CERT will be hosting a recruitment meeting on April 3rd at 7pm in Memorial Hall in Ft Scott. If you are interested in joining or just have questions about what CERT does feel free to come by. We will have representatives from CERT, Emergency Management, Fort Scott Police, Bourbon County Sheriff, Rural Fire and Bourbon County Public Information, on hand to answer any questions you might have.

If you can't make the meeting or need to contact us please e-mail us at

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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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Elected Officials

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  • Landfill address:  2286 Noble Rd, Fort Scott 620-223-5773
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Upcoming Events


Jul.25 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bourbon County Commission Meeting


Jul.26 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Farmers Market


Jul.28 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bourbon County Commission Meeting


Jul.29 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Farmers Market


Aug.01 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bourbon County Commission Meeting

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

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