Downs, Kansas 67437

Fire Department: Dial 911

Fire Chief: Kail Schoen

Assistant Chief: John Cary

Police: Daytime call 785-346-2001

Nighttime call 785-346-2001 or 911

Downs is covered 24 hours a day by the

    Osborne County Sheriff's Department.

Emergency: Dial 911

Downs Ambulance Service:

   Emergency Dial 911

Animal Control Officer:

   Richard Judd 785-454-6000

Code Enforcement Officer:

   Jeff Shelton 785-639-1540

Osborne County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan: Click here

Tornado warning:

Constant whistle for three minutes

All clear is one solid blast


Osborne County manages the siren system for the City of Downs. Sirens are only activated for tornado warnings, not for severe thunderstorms. Sirens are typically tested on the third Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. The Sheriff's Department also tests the sirens every month on the second Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

City Government

Downs City Office

715 Railroad Avenue | Downs, Kansas 67437

Phone 785-454-6622 | Fax 785-454-6246

Office Hours:

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

City Clerk - Cynthia Shanley

Elected Officials

Mayor: John Bisnette

City Council:

    Evan Joy, President

    Charley Stevens

    Devin Renken

    Jane VanDonge

    Joyce Hake

Meets at City Hall on the first and third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

City Attorney: Bruce Berkley

Municipal Judge: Kenneth Lee

Municipal Court meets at City Hall on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Click HERE to view City Documents