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Welcome to the City of Norton!

Norton County is a great place to live, raise a family, be active and achieve professional dreams. In addition to amazing outdoor spaces and wildlife, the area also provides residents with excellent school systems, and a variety of businesses and services. Find information about the City of Norton and education below.

The Norton City Office is located at 301 E. Washington Street, (P.O. Box 160), Norton, Kansas, 67654.  For information, please call the City Clerk's Office at 785.877.5000.

Other City Phone Numbers:

  • Police Department 877-5010
  • Fire Department 877-5015
  • Electric Power Plant 877-5020
  • Electric Distribution 877-5030
  • Public Works Department 877-5040
  • Water Treatment Plant 877-5050
  • Wastewater Plant 877-5060
  • Swimming Pool 877-5080
  • Cemetery Shop 874-4295
  • Code Inspector 877-5000
  • Animal Control 874-4294               

Governing Body

The governing body consists of the Mayor and six City Council members. The City Council meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m., in the Council Room at City Hall. All meetings of the City Council are open to the public.

Mayor:  David N. Corns;   Council: (Ward 1) Jerry Jones & Harriett Gill; (Ward II) Roberta Ryan & Donna Foley; (Ward III) Jerry Moritz & Ron Briery

BILLING PROCEDURES:

The City of Norton offers the following utility services:  electric, water, sewer and trash. Customer deposits are required by any customer desiring utility service from the City. The electric deposit is $150 and the water deposit is $50.  In addition, a $10 customer fee is charged to all new customers, or to customers who move to another service address.  The deposit plus interest is returned after 2 years if you have a good credit history.

  • Payment Due Date:  The City of Norton begins reading the electric and water meters on the 1st of each month.  Each meter route is read on a different day, and is read around the same time each month based on your address.  Your bill is mailed to you on the 1st of the following month.  You have 17 days to pay your utility bill.  (There is a secure after-hour drop box in front of City Hall, by the flag pole.)
  • Delinquent Accounts:  After 5:00 p.m. on the 17th day of the month, your bill becomes delinquent and a 5% penalty is added.  You then have 7 days to pay the delinquent balance before your utilities are disconnected.
  • Disconnection of Utilities:  If you fail to pay your bill in full by the disconnect day, your utilities will be disconnected, and you will have to pay a reconnect fee, in addition to your delinquent bill before services are reconnected. 
  • Reconnect Fee:  The reconnect fee is $20.00 the first time utilities are disconnected for nonpayment, and increases to $40.00 thereafter.
  • Insufficient Funds Checks:  The City charges $30.00 for all returned checks.  If the bad check is not picked up within 10 days of notice, utilities are disconnected, and the matter is turned over to the City Prosecutor.

Schools/Education

USD #211 Norton Community Schools

Eisenhower Elementary
Eisenhower Elementary School serves grades K-6 in the USD #211 Norton Community School District. For more information, call 785. 877.5113

Norton Junior High School
Norton Junior High School serves grades 7-8 in the USD #211 Norton Community School District.  Click here to open the Norton Junior High School website.

Norton Community High School
Norton Community High School serves grades 9-12 in the USD #211 Norton Community School District. Click here for more information.  


USD #212 Northern Valley Schools

Almena Elementary School
Almena Elementary School serves grades K-6 in the USD #212 Northern Valley School District. For more information, please visit www.nvhuskies.org/.

Long Island Junior High School
Long Island Junior High School serves grades 7-8 in the USD #212 Northern Valley School District. For more information, please visit www.nvhuskies.org/.

Northern Valley High School
Almena High School serves grades 9-12 in the USD #212 Northern Valley School District. For more information, please visit www.nvhuskies.org/.