Ford County commissioners set a plan in motion during its latest meeting on reopening county offices on May 11 at 8 a.m.

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Ford County commissioners set a plan in motion during its latest meeting on reopening county offices at 8 a.m. May 11.


The reopening of county offices will follow a three-phase plan similar to that of the city of Dodge City and set forth by Gov. Laura Kelly.


For the Ford County treasurer phase of reopening, entry to the office will end at 4:30 p.m. There will be markings for the public setup to adhere to social distancing guidelines.


According to the county, phase one the week of May 11 will see real estate and personal property tax collection only.


Only 10 people will be allowed in the treasurer's office and lobby and one person per transaction. If you are able to make payments online or through the mail you are asked to do so with tax payments postmarked by May 11 will not be assessed a late fee interest.


Masks will be required but recommended for entry through all phases.


During phase two on May 18, motor vehicle transactions will begin.


Already expired plates, new purchases and 60-day tags will be priority. The same 10-person gathering guideline and one person per transaction will remain during this phase.


According to the county, dealers and banks are still encouraged to mail in repossession and title only transactions and online and mail processing for regular tag renewals is encouraged.


Phase three on June 15 will see full service restored but social distancing will still be encouraged as well as online and mail payments.


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