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An Explanation of Utility Collection Procedures of the City of Humboldt, Kansas
Trash Route Schedule
Explanation of Sewer Charges
Dogs and Cats
Plumbers and Electricians
Building Permits
Nuisance Complaint Form


The  following  information  concerning  the  billing  and  collection procedure  for  the  utilities furnished by the City  of  Humboldt  is hereby submitted.

1.  You will receive an itemized bill from the City of Humboldt on all services  furnished  to  your dwelling by the City.   This  bill  will include  gas, water, sewer and trash services furnished in  accordance with  the Ordinances of the City of Humboldt, Kansas.  This bill  will be  mailed no later than the last working day of every month.  If  you fail  to  receive a bill by the 3rd of the month, call the City  Hall. The number is 473-3232.

  Bills must be paid by the 10th of the month, or if the 10th of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday prior to the close of  business  on  the  next working day.  Payments  by  mail  properly stamped  and addressed will be considered as being made upon the  date if they are postmarked on or before the due date.  After 5:00 p.m.  on the  due date, payments may be deposited in the drop slot installed at the  office  of  the City Clerk in City Hall, and  all  such  payments placed  in said drop slot prior to 8:00 a.m.  on the next working day, will  be considered as being made upon the business day next preceding such time.  All bills not paid within the time above set out will have a delinquent charge of 5 percent added thereto.

.  Customers who do not pay their utility bill before the 21st of the month, or if the 21st day of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal  holiday, on the normal working day next following the 21st  day of  the month, will be entitled to a hearing at 9:00 a.m.  on said day to present evidence tending to show good cause why such water, gas and sewer  service  should  not  be discontinued.  In the  absence  of  an appearance  at  the  hearing, or in the absence of  good  cause  being shown,  water, gas and sewer service shall be discontinued  subsequent to  the time such hearing is adjourned.  A $25.00 collection fee shall be  assessed to each account which is subject to termination following such  hearing or upon failure to pay the account pursuant to the final termination  notice.   The  City  will   make  a  good  faith  effort, subsequent  to the hearing and prior to disconnecting such gas,  water and  sewer,  to  contact  the  tenant  or  the  owner  prior  to   the disconnection  of such utilities.  However, if, after such good  faith effort, the City is unable to contact any such person, the City may at 4:00  p.m.   on  that  day, disconnect and  discontinue  such  service irrespective  of the fact that such further notice has not been given. Service  that  has  been  discontinued   in  accordance  with  utility collection  procedures  will not be renewed until after all bills  and penalties  are  paid,  specifically water, gas and sewer  charges  and including  a further sum of $10.00 per utility service (Gas &  Water), for  disconnection of utilities and $25.00 per utility for reconnection  of such services.  Trash service, even  if  unpaid, will be continued, and the fee will be continued.  It is possible that said  charge will be added to the ad valorem taxes for the real estate upon  which your dwelling is situated;  and further provided, that the City may resort to civil lawsuit to collect the same.

.  Delinquent accounts will be paid at the City Clerk's office during normal working hours only.

.   Consumers  shall  keep their own service pipes, stock  cocks  and boxes  and  apparatus  in good repair and protected from  freezing  at their own expense, and shall prevent all unnecessary waste of water or gas;   and  it  is expressly stipulated that no claim  shall  be  made against the City by reason of breaking or leaking of consumers service pipes.

.  Please report all moves, changes and transfers to the City Clerk's office  as  soon as possible.  There shall be a water and gas  service charge  for  disconnection,  reconnection or transfer of  services  of $10.00  per  utility.  Any transfer of services shall  be  transferred only  upon  payment  of all delinquent charges, interest  and  penalty thereon, and the transfer charge.

.   If you have any questions regarding your utility service,  please stop in or call the City Clerk's office.

City of Humboldt

725 Bridge
P.O. Box 228
Humboldt, KS 66748-0228

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Phone: 877-754-3880

Bridge Street

1.   The above diagram shows which day your trash  will  be picked up by JKS Sanitation.  Normal working hours begin at 6:00 a.m.

2.  The only holidays that trash will not be picked up are Thanksgiving and Christmas.

3.  No TRASH will be picked up from any container larger than a  32-gallon capacity. Containers  may be less than a 32-gallon capacity.  Polycarts are available from JKS Sanitation.

4.   You  are allowed up to and including two  (2)  32-gallon containers each week for the minimum of $9.50 per month.  A monthly trash charge is mandatory and will be billed on the City of Humboldt utility bills. 

5.   Trash must be in trash bags inside the containers. 

6.   Yard waste, grass clippings, small limbs, ashes, raw animal manure or any regulated hazardous waste such as paint, lead acid batteries, tires and regulated infectious waste WILL NOT be picked up.

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Single individual residential customers with no established water average will  be charged  the  minimum sewer rate  of  $24.45 (1,000 gallons) until  an average is established for the months  of December,  January and February.  The sewer rate will then be effective March through February.

Two or more residents with no established water average will be charged the City average of $38.16 (4,000 gallons) until an average is established for the months of Dec., Jan. and Feb.   The sewer rate will then be effective March through February.

Initial  Connection  Fee (Non-Refundable) - $25  per  utility (Gas & Water) - For first time service to address.

Transfer  Fee  - $10 per utility (Gas & Water) - Transfer  of service  from present residence to another service address or transfer of service from a renter back to the landlord.

Disconnection  Fee  -  $10  per utility  (Gas  &  Water)  for termination of utility service

Reconnection  Fee  -  $10  per  utility  (Gas  &  Water)  for reconnection  of  services  terminated,  including  summer  or vacation disconnections OR $25 per utility for reconnection of utility service due to non-payment.

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Dog tags and cat tags are valid Jan 1 through Dec 31 each year and go on sale the first working day of the year.  Must show proof of current rabies vaccination to purchase a tag.  If purchased after March 1, there is a $5.00 penalty.  The price of the tags is:

$5.00 if spayed/neutered
$10.00 if not spayed/neutered

Impound fee is $25.00 plus $10.00 per day for feed and maintenance

Adoption fee is $50.00 with the full amount to be refunded if animal is spayed or neutered within 6 months of adoption and can bring in proof from a licensed vet

Kennel license is $500.00

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Before performing plumbing or electrical work within the City, you must provide proof of liability insurance and purchase a license at City Hall.  Licenses are $50 per year and after July 1st of each year, they are one half of that price.

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click here for Building Permit Application

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