Sunday, December 17, 2017
     
Freedom of Information

As the Freedom of Information Officer the County Clerk will:

  • Provide information concerning the Open Records Act.
  • Be available to assist the public agency and the general public to resolve disputes relating to the Open Records Act.
  • Respond to inquiries relating to the Open Records Act.


A Guide to Open Public Records
What Records Are Available?

  • Most records maintained by Nemaha County are open for inspection and/or copying by individuals.
  • Commonly requested records include:
  • Ordinances
  • Resolutions
  • Minutes from open meetings
  • Salaries of public officials
  • Budgets

Exceptions
The Kansas Open Records Act recognizes that some records contain information that is private in nature. Records that are closed for this reason may include:

  • Personnel information of public employees;
  • Medical treatment records;
  • Records which are protected by the attorney-client privilege or the rules of evidence;
  • Records containing personal information compiled for Census purposes;
  • Notes and preliminary drafts;
  • Criminal investigation records; and
  • Several other specific records

How to Request a Record
Step 1:  Check with the Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk/Freedom of Information Officer to determine whether the information that you need is available.
Step 2:  You will be asked to submit your request for information on the attached form.  Make sure your request is as specific as possible so that your request may be filled quickly and completely.
Step 3:  Most records will be produced within three business days from the time the request is received.  If the request is denied, you will receive a written explanation for the delay or denial.
Step 4:  If you have any questions about your request, contact Mary Kay Schultejans, Freedom of Information Officer.

Fees
The Kansas Open Records Act authorizes Nemaha County to charge fees for providing access to or furnishing copies of public records.
This fee may be requested in advance and may include:
Cost of staff time required making the information available.
Cost of copying or reproducing the record.



Hunting & Fishing Licenses & Permits

Stop by the Clerk's Office (607 Nemaha, Courthouse- upper level)
for Kansas Wildlife and Parks brochures and pamphlets.

RESIDENT

Furharvester

Combination

Fish

Hunt

Jr.

$10.00

Adult

$18.00

Fish/Hunt

$36.00

Fish

$18.00

Hunt

$18.00

 

NONRESIDENT

Fish

Hunt

Controlled

Trip Fish

48-Hour Waterfowl

Fish

 

$40.00

Jr.

 

$35.00

Adult

 

$70.00

Controlled

Shoot Area

$15.00

5-Day Trip

 

$20.00

 

 

$25.00

 

ALL

24-Hour Fish

Trout Stamp

Waterfowl Stamp

Hip

Stamps

Big Game

Permits

 

$5.00

 

$10.00

State

$5.00

Federal

15.00

 

$.50

Fees Vary

Please Call

*Note: Log on to Kansas Wildlife and Parks or by phone at 620-672-5911 for additional information.

 

Vehicle Park Permits

Camping Permits

Fees Vary Please Call

Fees Vary Please Call

 

*Note: An additional fee is collected on each license sold in the Nemaha County Clerk's Office.



Please mail, e-mail or fax all requests to:
Mary Kay Schultejans, County Clerk
Freedom of Information Officer
607 Nemaha
Seneca, KS 66538
Fax:  785-336-3373
Email: nmclerk@carsoncomm.com

 

Homestead Property Tax Refund

The County Clerk's Office will help you prepare the form that you must file with the Kansas Department of Revenue to receive this tax refund. If you need a form or to see if you qualify go to:
Kansas Department of Revenue Homestead Page



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