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A permit is NOT needed for above ground seasonal pools (taken down and stored during fall/winter); however, enclosing the pool still must meet code requirements as outlined in the pool brochure under Enclosure of Pools.
The primary emphasis of the document is to provide long-range guidance to property owners, residents and decision makers on land use issues, such as where residential, commercial and industrial development should occur in the future, and at what densities. Manhattan and Riley County updated the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan in a two-year joint planning process, culminating in adoption by the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board, the Riley County Planning Board and the City and County Commissions in June 2003.
Limey Pointe Transportation Development District sales tax = 0.50%Total sales tax rate for Limey Pointe shoppers = 8.90%
Downtown Redevelopment Transportation Development District sales tax = 0.50%Total sales tax for Downtown Redevelopment shoppers = 8.90%
View a map of the sales tax districts.
Total Mill Rate = 135.502 mills
If you are already insured, review the amount of coverage you currently have and how much you need to maximize your security. Ask your landlord or property manager if you qualify for pre-approved discounts with their insurance company.
A deductible is the amount of money you pay before the insurance company pays you money for any losses; a deductible applies to your personal property coverage. For example, if your deductible is $250, and your computer cost $2,000 to replace, you would receive $1,750 from your insurance company if you have Replacement Cost Coverage. Generally, the higher the deductible, the lower your monthly premium will be. Your insurance company or agent can offer advice on how much liability coverage you may need.
Shop around for coverage. Most companies' policies provide the same minimum coverage, but many companies will provide extra protection for very little additional cost. No policy covers everything. Read your policy and talk to your agent. Don't wait until you have to file a claim to find out that your coverage is limited or that you're property isn't covered at all.
The brochure helps victims deal with the first 24 hours after a fire, insurance issues, property value and replacement of important documents and records. Call 785-587-4504 for your free brochure. Read more about what to do after a fire.
Our Code Services office licenses many trades. For a complete list and applications for those licenses, please visit our Licenses & Permits webpage.
For additional licensing information, please check with the State of Kansas Business Center.
Topeka Area: 785-575-1460
Claim specialists are available:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday: 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Toll free number if you live outside the local calling area: 800-292-6333.
For assistance, visit the Manhattan Workforce Center at 205 S. 4th St., Ste. 1A, Manhattan, KS 66502; or call them for further information at 785-539-5691.
New maps (found on this site as Preliminary DFIRMs) include the most current rainfall, elevation and other key data with the latest modeling technology to provide the most up-to-date picture of the area’s flood risk. The result: a better picture of the areas most likely to be impacted by flooding and a better foundation from which to make key decisions.
Through the National Flood Insurance Program, coverage can often be obtained at significant savings. The average cost for a flood insurance policy is approximately $600 per year. Further, homeowners may qualify for a Preferred Risk Policy that covers both a building and its contents for as little as $129 per year. Coverage for renters starts at just $49 a year. Talk to your insurance agent to determine the appropriate level of protection you need and the money savings options that are available.
Preferred Risk Policies, which start at just $129 a year, are only available for properties in moderate- to low-risk areas. However, recognizing the financial burden that being mapped into a high-risk area and having to purchase flood insurance can place on affected property owners, FEMA extended the eligibility period of the low-cost Preferred Risk Policies for two years for buildings that have been newly mapped into high-risk flood zones. In general, this cost-saving option is available to property owners whose buildings have a favorable flood loss history and who may or may not have received limited amounts of federal disaster assistance. The NFIP “Grandfathering” rules recognize policyholders who have built in compliance with the flood map in place at the time of construction or who have maintained continuous coverage. These rules allow such policyholders to benefit in the premium rating for their building. Flood insurance premiums should be calculated using the new map if it results in a lower premium.
Renewal of an Existing PolicyWhen determining the premium you will pay for flood insurance, an insurance agent will rate your flood insurance policy based on the flood map that is in effect on the date you purchase your policy. Flood insurance policies may then be renewed and still be rated based on the flood map in effect when the policy was initially rated as long as the flood insurance coverage is continuous and the building has not been altered in a manner that would remove this benefit. For example, if the building on the property is currently mapped in an X zone, you could purchase the policy before the flood maps are adopted and keep the lower rate associated with the X zone even after the new flood maps become effective. To help maintain this grandfathering benefit for the next owner, you may transfer the policy to them at the time of sale. An insurance agent can provide you with information about eligibility for the Preferred Risk Policy and the Two-Year Eligibility Extension.
Under this Grandfather rule, the property owner must provide proper documentation to the insurance company.
For more information on PRPs and the Grandfathering rule, you should contact your agent.
Manhattan's map update project is a joint effort with FEMA in cooperation with local associations and private sector partners.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has extended the low-cost Preferred Risk Policy eligibility period for two years to properties newly mapped into a high-risk zone. In addition, there are “grandfathering” rules to recognize policyholders who have built in compliance with the flood map or who maintain continuous coverage.
Upon the effective date of the new maps, you may be eligible for a lower-cost Preferred Risk Policy (PRP). Through your insurance agent, you can easily avoid any gaps in your flood coverage and receive a refund of unused premium by converting your existing policy to a Preferred Risk Policy back to its last effective date.
Initial release is followed by a short review period by community officials. Then there is a 90-day Public Comment Period. The final review and adoption process began in 2014, and the approximate date of adoption is in early 2015. Once the maps become effective, new flood insurance requirements will become effective.
For an updated timeline of the mapping project process, visit knowyourfloodriskMHK.com.
Your “plea” may follow a “plea negotiation” with the City Prosecutor, either on your own or through your attorney. The City Prosecutor is not required to conduct plea negotiations with you. If you and the prosecutor make a plea agreement, you promise to enter a plea of guilty or no contest in exchange for the City Prosecutor requesting a specific punishment. The Judge is not bound by your plea agreement.
You may also report a stormwater concern with our online Report It! feature.
If a property owner’s grass is damaged in the process of snow removal, the public works department will repair the damaged area in the spring. The city is not responsible for cleaning rights of way due to buildup of sand or for dead grass due to chemical applications from city deicing operations.
You may also report your concern online with our feature.