In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic:
• The City Office is closed to the public. Staff is available by phone at (785) 877-5000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday to assist the public. City bills may be paid by mail, by utilizing the payment drop box on the south side of the City Building, online at https://www.cityofnorton.com, or by calling to make payment by Credit Card. If you have an emergency after hours, please call County Dispatch at (785) 877-5780 or if it is life-threatening dial 911. A City Directory is available at www.cityofnorton.com
• You may call the Norton Police Department at (785) 874-5148 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After hours, please call (785) 877-5010 or if it is an emergency dial 911.
• Norton Municipal Court is canceled until April 15th, 2020. You may call the court clerk at (785) 874-5148 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for information.
• City Council will continue to meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and in committees. Those wishing to attend will be required to attend by teleconference. If you desire to be on the agenda or speak at a meeting, please notify the City Office at (785) 877-5000 in advance and arrangements will be made. To attend a meeting by telephone, please follow these instructions: AFTER 5:25 p.m., dial 1-978-990-5000; Enter Conference Code 741149, followed by pound sign (#); Announce that you are on the conference call. Try to have no background noise, such as tv, radio, or family chat, because it will be heard at the meeting. To mute your phone, press *6; to unmute the line, press *6 again.
• All City parks, playgrounds and equipment, picnic equipment, restrooms, athletic courts and City ballfields are CLOSED until further notice. People can still walk through open park areas with strict adherence to social distancing guidelines.
• The City will continue to provide essential services such as electricity, water, wastewater, trash, police and fire. Our dispatchers and safety service providers will be asking additional questions to assist in determining precautions necessary to ensure everyone's safety.
Welcome to NortonThe City of Norton was incorporated in 1872 and is a growing, progressive community located in Northwest Kansas with a population of 2,841. It is the county seat of Norton County, which has a population of 5,550. (Population certified to the Secretary of State by the Division of the Budget on July 1, 2016.)