Animal Information

Dogs are not permitted to run at large in the City. A rabies vaccination and City tag are required on dogs and cats over 6 months old. Animal tags are available at City Hall. The annual registration and tag and license period runs from May 1st of each year and ends April 30th of the following year. If your animal is not licensed by the 15th of May, the fee increases $.50 each month.

Male or Spayed Female: $4.00
Non-spayed Female: $6.00

For all rules and regulations, a copy of the official ordinances may be obtained at City Hall or on the Ordinances page of this site.

Weed Enforcement

The City has an ordinance relating to the cutting of weeds and vegetation. The City does not tolerate overgrown weeds and vegetation in the City.

For all rules and regulations, a copy of the official ordinances may be obtained at City Hall or on the Ordinances page of this site.

Motor Vehicle Nuisances

The City has an ordinance declaring certain matters as motor vehicle nuisances within the City of Wathena.

For all rules and regulations, a copy of the official ordinances may be obtained at City Hall or on the Ordinances page of this site.

General Nuisances

The City has an ordinance concerning the removal of nuisances by the City of Wathena.

For all rules and regulations, a copy of the official ordinances may be obtained at City Hall or on the Ordinances page of this site.

Voting

To register you must be a citizen of the United States and a Kansas resident and have reached the age of 18 years before the next election. You must be registered to vote 15 days before an election in order to be eligible to vote in that election. The County Clerk can be contacted for more details. You may register at the Doniphan County Courthouse in Troy (785-985-3513) or at the Wathena City Hall.

Trash Hauling

The city does not provide trash pickup. It is up to each individual to contact a private trash service.

Other Utilities

Gas Service Provider: Kansas Gas Service

1-800-794-4780

Telephone Service Provider: Centurylink 
1-877-436-2277

Trash Burning Regulations

No burning of trash allowed in the City of Wathena per City Ordinance number 589. The burning of brush requires a permit that can be obtained at City Hall.  For all rules and regulations of burning, a copy of the official ordinances may be obtained at City Hall or on the Ordinances page of this website.


Wathena Keen-Age Center

Temporarily Located At 1009 Vernon Rd.

300 North Fourth
Wathena, KS 66090
Phone: 785-989-3501

 The Keen-Age Center serves as the nutrition site for senior citizens, where hot lunches and activity programs are provided Monday - Friday.

Auto Registration and Plates

To register your vehicles and obtain license plates, you must go the Doniphan County Treasurer's office at the Courthouse in Troy. If you have moved here from another state, you have 90 days to register your automobile. Be sure to take your title, proof of insurance and a verification of the vehicle ID number, which you can obtain at the Wathena Police Department or at the Sheriff's office next to the Courthouse in Troy. The County Treasurer's office is open from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Phone number 785-985-3831.

Social Security Office

The Social Security Office is located in St. Joseph, MO and the hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General Information & Service: 800-772-1213
Local Social Security Office: 888-366-6148
1402 N Woodbine Rd
St. Joseph, MO 64506