New Resident Resources
Welcome to the City of Benton. Life here is enhanced by the preservation of our local history and the enjoyment of today. Our community combines agriculture, industry, history, civic activities, recreation and countless other events for a wholesome and fulfilled lifestyle, making it an ideal place to raise a family and grow your business.
The following information should help ease the transition of moving into the area for new residents.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW RESIDENTS
City of Benton
154 S. Main, PO Box 388
Benton KS 67017
Hours 8:00-11:30 am. and 1:00-4:00 pm.
City Offices 316-778-1625
POLICE Non-Emergency 316-320-1294
TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY - DIAL 911
Bills are sent out on the first of each month and must be paid on or before the 25th. All rental properties require a $60.00 deposit with the City before service will be furnished. Bills may be paid at the Community National Bank or City Hall. There is a drop box on the front of City Hall.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO CITY OF BENTON.
TRASH SERVICE/RECYCLE SERVICE
The trash is picked up on Thursday’s beginning at 6:00 a.m. No yard waste will be picked up. Recycle carts are picked up every other Thursday. Do not use the recycle cart for regular trash. It is a good idea to get carts to the curb the night before as sometimes the route starts early on Thursday.
DOG TAGS & OTHER ANIMAL LAWS
All dogs in the City must be tagged. Upon providing proof of current rabies shots, a tag can be obtained at the city office. Cost is $5.00 if the dog is spayed or neutered and $10.00 if it’s not. There is a leash law in the City that requires dogs to be on a leash if they are outside a fenced yard. The City has an ordinance prohibiting Pit Bull dogs as well as other animals that may be vicious from being kept in the City and prohibits the harboring or keeping of Pot-Bellied Pigs or most other animals and livestock in the City.
CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS: Third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., at City Hall
CITY COURT: First Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at City Hall
Limb Pile: The limb pile is at 220 N. Kansas Street and is for residents only.
Contact: City Clerk at 316.778.1625 firstname.lastname@example.org