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Statutory References

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The statutory references listed below refer the code user to state statutes applicable to Kansas cities, current through May 29, 2019.

General Provisions

Corporate powers generally. K.S.A. 12-101

Home rule powers. Ks. Const. Art. 12, § 5

Change of classification. K.S.A. 13-101, 14-101, 15-101

City boundaries. K.S.A. 12-517 et seq.

Wards and precincts. K.S.A. 14-103, 14-207, 80-1404

Eminent domain. K.S.A. 26-201 et seq.

Ordinance enactment and form. K.S.A. 12-3001 et seq., 12-3301 et seq.

Ordinance compilation, revision and codification. K.S.A. 12-3014 et seq.

Initiative and referendum ordinances. K.S.A. 12-3013

Elections. Kansas Const. Art. 4 and K.S.A. 25-2101 et seq.

Poll hours. K.S.A. 25-106, 25-2111

Employment of city prisoners. K.S.A. 22-4603

Limitation of actions. K.S.A. 60-521

Administration and Personnel

Modified mayor-council form of government. K.S.A. 12-10a01 et seq.

City manager. K.S.A. 12-1001 et seq.

City council meetings—First class cities. K.S.A. 13-1410

Filling of vacancies in offices of mayor or councilman in first class cities. K.S.A. 13-513

Other officers in first class cities. K.S.A. 13-502 et seq.

Commission form of government for second class cities. K.S.A. 14-1101 et seq.

Mayors in second class cities. K.S.A. 14-301 et seq.

Elective officers of second class cities. K.S.A. 14-201 et seq.

Commission form of government for third class cities. K.S.A. 15-1201 et seq.

Mayors in third class cities. K.S.A. 15-301 et seq.

Officers of third class cities. K.S.A. 15-201 et seq.

City elections. K.S.A. 25-2101 et seq.

Oaths and bonds. K.S.A. 25-2120, 12-1008, 12-1036b, 14-205, 15-1404; 15-11b08, 54-106

Treasurer. K.S.A. 12-1608, 12-1609

Planning commission. K.S.A. 12-744 et seq.

Parks commission. K.S.A. 14-537 et seq.

Municipal courts. K.S.A. 12-1109, 12-4101 et seq.

Administrative departments in commission-manager plan cities. K.S.A. 12-1015

Records. K.S.A. 12-120 et seq.

Libraries. K.S.A. 12-1215 et seq.

Social security. K.S.A. 40-2301 et seq.

Kansas League of Municipalities. K.S.A. 12-1610c et seq.

Municipal energy agencies. K.S.A. 12-885 et seq.

Public employer-employee relations. K.S.A. 75-4321 et seq.

Tourism. K.S.A. 12-1692 et seq.

Historical collection and museums. K.S.A. 12-1658 et seq., 12-1681 et seq.

Art museum board. K.S.A. 13-460 et seq.

Community building districts. K.S.A. 15-11b01 et seq.

Employee retirement systems. K.S.A. 12-5001 et seq., 13-14a01 et seq., 14-10a01 et seq.

Revenue and Finance

Payment of claims. K.S.A. 12-105b

Purchasing special equipment. K.S.A. 12-110a et seq.

Revenue generally. K.S.A. 12-137 et seq.

Special improvement funds. K.S.A. 12-6a13 et seq.

Cash basis law. K.S.A. 10-1101 et seq.

City investments. K.S.A. 12-1675 et seq.

Cost of work recovery. K.S.A. 12-1673 et seq.

Temporary notes for improvements. K.S.A. 10-123

No-fund warrants. K.S.A. 79-2938 et seq.

Petty cash funds. K.S.A. 12-171

Sales tax. K.S.A. 12-187 et seq.

Gross earnings tax. K.S.A. 12-1,101 et seq.

Parks tax. K.S.A. 14-538

Transient guest tax. K.S.A. 12-1692 et seq.

Business Taxes, Licenses and Regulations

Franchises. K.S.A. 12-2001 et seq.

Alcoholic beverages. K.S.A. 41-101 et seq.

Cereal malt beverages. K.S.A. 41-2701 et seq.

Auctions. K.S.A. 58-1014 et seq.

Farm products. K.S.A. 12-1617

Contractors—Licensing and examination. K.S.A. 12-1503 et seq.

Motor carriers. K.S.A. 66-1302 et seq.

Peddlers and vendors. K.S.A. 12-1617

Sales of liquor by the drink. K.S.A. 41-2601 et seq.

Trading stamps. K.S.A. 21-2801 et seq.

Pawnbrokers and precious metal dealers. K.S.A. 16-706 et seq.

Kansas professional regulated sports act. K.S.A. 74-50,181 et seq.


Stray animals. K.S.A. 47-229 et seq.

Liability of owner of dot for damage to sheep, cattle or hogs. K.S.A. 47-645 et seq.

Pet animals. K.S.A. 47-1701 et seq.

Public Peace, Morals and Welfare

Gambling. K.S.A. 21-922, 21-6404 et seq.

Prostitution. K.S.A. 21-6419 et seq.

Offenses against public morals. K.S.A. 21-6401 et seq.

Cereal malt beverages. K.S.A. 41-2701 et seq.

Offenses against public peace. K.S.A. 21-6201 et seq.

Offenses against property. K.S.A. 21-5801 et seq.

Weapons. K.S.A. 21-6301 et seq.

Carrying concealed handgun in municipal buildings. K.S.A. 75-7c20

Offenses against persons. K.S.A. 21-5401 et seq.

Offenses against government and public officers. K.S.A. 21-5901 et seq.

Criminal procedure. K.S.A. ch. 22

Vehicles and Traffic

Municipal regulatory powers. K.S.A. 8-2001 et seq.

Arrest and citation procedures. K.S.A. 8-2101 et seq.

Drunk driving. K.S.A. 8-1001 et seq.

Local traffic-control devices. K.S.A. 8-2005

Speed limits. K.S.A. 8-1557 et seq.

Local regulation of stopping, standing and parking. K.S.A. 8-2002(a)(1)

Main trafficways. K.S.A. 12-685 et seq.

Railroad crossings. K.S.A. 12-1633, 12-1634

Bicycles and play vehicles. K.S.A. 8-2002, 8-1586 et seq.

Streets, Sidewalks and Public Property

Public improvements. K.S.A. 12-601 et seq., 13-1008d et seq.

General improvement and assessment law. K.S.A. 12-6a01 et seq.

Sidewalks. K.S.A. 12-1801 et seq.; 13-1008d et seq.

Trees. K.S.A. 12-3201 et seq.

Opening and closing of streets. K.S.A. 14-423 et seq.

Parks and public squares. K.S.A. 12-1301 et seq.

Parking stations. K.S.A. 12-2201 et seq.

Public recreation and playgrounds. K.S.A. 12-1922 et seq.

Cemeteries. K.S.A. 12-1401 et seq., 14-1007 et seq., 14-1047 et seq., 15-1001 et seq.

Maintenance and repair of streets and alleys. K.S.A. 68-2101 et seq.

Vacating streets. K.S.A. 12-504 et seq., 58-2613 et seq., 14-423 et seq.

Public Services

Public utilities. K.S.A. 12-801 et seq., 13-1209 et seq.

Utility rates. K.S.A. 10-1208

Sewers. K.S.A. 12-617 et seq., 12-3101 et seq., 12-3710 et seq.,

Water system. K.S.A. 12-694 et seq., 12-2701 et seq., 14-701a et seq.

Combined waterworks and sewage disposal system. K.S.A. 12-856 et seq.

Deposits for utility service. K.S.A. 12-822

Public transportation. K.S.A. 12-2801 et seq.

Refuse collection and disposal. K.S.A. 12-2101 et seq.

Buildings and Construction

Incorporation and adoption by reference. K.S.A. 12-3009 et seq., 12-3301 et seq.

Dangerous buildings. K.S.A. 12-1750 et seq.

Moving buildings. K.S.A. 17-1914 et seq.

Plumbing regulations. K.S.A. 12-1503 et seq.

Local residential housing finance. K.S.A. 12-5219 et seq.

Asbestos control. K.S.A. 12-5401


Subdivision regulations. K.S.A. 12-749 et seq.


Zoning and planning. K.S.A. 12-736; 12-715b et seq. and 12-741 et seq.

Authority for municipal zoning regulations. K.S.A. 12-755

Floodplain regulation. K.S.A. 12-766 et seq.

Group homes. K.S.A. 12-736

Neighborhood Revitalization Act. K.S.A. 12-17,114 et seq.