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City of Medicine Lodge

114 W. First Street
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104

Phone (620) 886-3908
Fax (620) 886-3900

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Preparing For a Winter Wonderland

The City crew prepares for the upcoming winter weather. A salt sand mixture is spread out on City streets before and during inclement weather to help melt ice and snow and provide traction for motorists. To sign up for text message weather alerts you can go to

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get utilities?
Contact the City Office at (620) 886-3908 to make arrangements for water, sewer, and solid waste(trash). Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is a $50.00 connection fee that will need to be paid before you can start service. For electric service, please contact Southern Pioneer Electric at (620)-886-5100. For gas service, please contact Kansas Gas Service at (800) 794-4780.

When does my trash get picked up?
The City contracts with Nisly Brothers, Inc. for solid waste service. Nisly's collects residential trash weekly according to a pre-determined region. When you sign up for service, the City will advise what day your trash is collected. Or you can find the trash schedule map under "Utilities" on this website.

Am I required to get dog tags for my dog?
Yes. The City's policy is for all dogs to be registered with the City on annual basis every January. The regular fee is $15 per dog, and the discounted fee is $5 if your dog is spayed/neutered.

What permits does the City require if I want to build something?
The City requires a zoning permit be issued prior to construction of any building or modifications to an existing building, including residential homes. Applications for permits can be obtained online or at the City Office.

What do I do in the event of a water or sewer emergency?
In the event of a water or sewer emergency please call city hall at (620) 886-3908. If the emergency is after office hours please call dispatch at (620) 886-5678.

City Holiday's 2014
New Year's Eve: Wednesday, December 31
New Year's Day: Thursday, January 1
Good Friday: Friday, April 18
Memorial Day: Monday, May 26
Independence Day: Friday, July 4
Labor Day: Monday, September 1
Columbus Day: Monday, October 13
Veteran's Day: Tuesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day and Friday after: Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28
Christmas Eve: Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Day: Thursday, December 25




































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City Hall will be closed Thursday, December 25 & Friday, December 26 for Christmas.

City Hall will be closed Thursday, January 1 & Friday, January 2 for New Year's.

Thursday trash customers will be picked up on FRIDAY both weeks.

The City is currently in a Water Emergency due to drought conditions. Please limit water to essential use only.

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