Cowley County, Kansas

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Cowley County is one of 105 counties in Kansas.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Kansas county websites
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning N
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • The website has budget information online.[1]
  • The website has county commission meeting information.[2]
  • The website has information on elected officials.[3]
  • The website has information on administrative officials.[4]
  • The website has tax information and online tax payment.[5]

The bad

  • The website does not have information on building permits, zoning, audits, contracts, lobbying or public records.

Freedom of information

  • Cowley County's site discusses its effective transparency through the Kansas Open Records Act and offers a list of available records through the Freedom of Information Act, as well.[6]
  • They list a Freedom of Information Officer:
Karen Brooks, County Clerk
311 E 9th
Winfield, KS, 67156
Phone: (620) 221-5400 or (620) 441-4500

External links


  1. Budget Information
  2. Meeting Information
  3. From the home page, move your cursor over the Elected Officials tab on top of the page.
  4. From the home page, move your cursor over the Departments tab on top of the page.
  5. Tax Information