To serve you better, we've assembled a list of our residents' most frequently asked questions. If you don't find your answer here, feel free to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take to get a library card?

Our librarian will be able to supply you with a new library card the same day you apply.

Are electronic books available?

Our library offers electronic book rental through Sunflower, Kansas main library, and the Hoopla app. Contact the librarian for more information.

City Office

What hours is the city office open?

The City Office is open Monday-Friday 8am-1pm.

What is the city office phone number?


What is the city office email address?

Our email address is almena@ruraltel.net

City Council

When are city council meetings?

City council meetings are on the first Monday of every month at 7pm in the Community Building. If this date falls on a Holiday, it will be moved to another date. Contact the City Office for more information. 

City Council Meetings

How can I be added to the agenda for the next city council meeting?

To request to be added to the agenda for the next city council meeting please call or stop by the city office at 785-669-2425 during office hours Monday-Friday 8AM-1PM.

What if I can't attend the next city council meeting?

If you have a topic you'd like to be discussed at a city council meeting, you may bring your request in letter format to the city office (or drop in the book drop on the outside of the building) to be presented at the next meeting.

Can I voice a complaint at the next meeting?

It is highly recommended if you have a complaint, to file a formal notice with the city office and/or ask to be placed on the agenda before a city council meeting.

A complaint form is available for download and print on this webpage. You may drop it off at the city office during office hours or in the drop box on the outside of the building.

Building Permits & Inspections

What is the process for getting a building permit?

Take a moment to read all required information provided. Then print and fill out the building permit application form and return to the city office.  Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.  We will be happy to help you.

Animal Services

Do I need to register my pets?

Dogs are registered in Almena, but not cats. The registration fee is based on the expiration date of the rabies vaccine and if the dog has been spayed or neutered. To register your dog, bring in a completed registration form, appropriate fees, and proof of rabies vaccination. If it's more convienent, you can simply drop it in the mail, or use the Library book drop. The City of Almena allows a maximum of 3 dogs per household. There is a link at the bottom of this page with the registration form and fees schedules.

Is rabies vaccination required in Almena?

Per City of Almena Code of Ordinances section 2-204, "It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog kept within the city to fail to display a current certificate of immunization against rabies issued by an accredited veterinarian evidencing the vaccination of such dog within two years, when requested by the Animal Control Officer or any law enforcement officer."

Who do I call if an animal is at large?

If the animal is at large during office hours, call the City Office at 785-669-2425.
If the office is closed, please call the city cell at 785-669-7039.

How do I file a complaint about an animal?

You may print the form below and drop it in the city drop box or you can stop by during office hours and fill out a formal complaint.

Fire Department

Can I become a volunteer firefighter?

Contact Fire Chief Jeff Callaway at 785-877-7200 for information on joining the local fire department.

Trash & Yard Waste

What day is trash picked up?

Regular trash is picked up day every Tuesday. Have items to the cubside by 8am. If the day has to be moved, we will notify you via text message. See our home page to sign up for city text alerts.

Does Almena have a City-Wide Clean Up?

Almena participates in the county-wide clean up, which generally occurs each spring in April. Check our Calendar of Events for details as we receive them. Located at the bottom of this page is our most recent flyer that has details about what is picked up.

Do lawn clippings, leaves, and yard waste get picked up?

Yard debris does not get picked up with regular trash. There is a compost pile available for residents to take their yard waste (branches, sticks, leaves, grass, etc) located on Rd E 10, South of Almena Agri Services.  Call 785-669-2425 for more information.

Water Utilities

How could I have used this much water?

You could possibly have a leaky toilet or faucet that's difficult to detect. Just call the office and we'll work with you to solve the problem.

What do I do if I am experiencing low pressure?

Check your meter and the surrounding area for possible leaks. Next, call our office and report low pressure for your area.

Why do I have a previous balance when I know I sent in my payment?

We may have received it after the due date or we may not have received it at all. Call our office and we will help you solve the problem.


Who do I contact for gas utilities?

Residents in the Almena Area utilize Midwest Energy for gas utilities. Visit our Gas & Electric page for more information.

Who do I contact for electric utilities?

Residents in the Almena area utilize Prairieland Electric for electricity needs. See our Gas & Electric page for more details.

Who do I contact about water and sewer utilities?

The City of Almena provides services for water and sewer utilities. Please visit our Water Utilities page for more information.

Are there any homes or lots/land for sale in your area?

Listed below are a few realty companies that serve our area. You also may call the city office to inquire about any homes for sale in Almena.

Kansasland Realty
Weiser Realty

Are there any homes for rent in Almena?

Contact the city office for information on landlords to call for rental availability.

New Resident Resources

How do I sign up to receive Alerts and News & Notices?

Simply click the "Sign Up for Alerts" button located on the "Subscribe" page.  Fill out the brief form with your preferred contact information and click submit

Where do I go to vote?

All City elections are conducted by the City of Almena. Elections are held in the Almena Community Building. Check our Calendar of Events for any upcoming elections.