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Building Permits

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1. Do I have to get a permit to work on my own home?
2. How much does a building permit cost?
3. How long does it take to get a building permit?
4. What type of work requires a permit?

Code Enforcement

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1. What codes does the City enforce?
2. What do I do if I have a complaint?
3. Does the City accept anonymous complaints?
4. Do I need to apply for a business license?


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1. Do I need to apply for a Business License?
2. What are City Hall’s hours of operation?
3. What is the City's current Population?
4. How are my taxes determined?

Fire Department

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1. How do I obtain a burn permit?
2. How does my club or organization arrange a tour of the fire station?
3. How many fire extinguishers should I have in an apartment or house?
4. How often should I change the batteries in my smoke detectors?
5. Where is the Colby Fire Department located?
6. Why does my smoke detector make a short chirping sound every few minutes?
7. How many smoke detectors do I need for my house or apartment?
8. My Carbon Monoxide detector is showing alarm, but I cannot see any problem. What should I do?

New Resident Information

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1. What are the local emergency contacts?
2. Where can I sign up for utilities?
3. Recycling?
4. Where are the parks located in Colby?
5. Trash Pickup Information?
6. Are any animals banned in the city?
7. Resources for Phone, Cable, Internet and Natural Gas
8. Where can I find local school information?
9. Where can I find emergency disaster information?
10. Do I need to register my pets?
11. Miscellaneous Phone Numbers
12. Where Can I Find a New Resident Packet?

Parks & Recreation

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1. Where can I find out about special Recreation events in Colby?
2. How do I register for recreation activities?
3. Does the City of Colby have facilities available to rent for special occasions?
4. Where are the parks located in Colby?
5. What is the age cut off for Colby Recreation baseball and softball?
6. How do I receive the early registration discount?


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1. Can I schedule a tour of your facility?
2. Will an Officer speak to my civic group?
3. Does my dog need a license or a rabies vaccination in Colby?
4. How do I obtain a dog license?
5. Can my dog run unleashed in Colby?
6. What happens when I call 9-1-1?
7. What do I say when I call 9-1-1 from a landline at a home or business?
8. What if I dial 9-1-1 by mistake?
9. What about 9-1-1 and cell phones?
10. Which number should I call for non-emergency situations?
11. I’m going out of town on vacation. What do I need to do?
12. Can I call with information and not give my name?
13. How do I report a crime?
14. I need information about an ongoing investigation. Who do I call?
15. Who starts the investigation?
16. Are all cases actively investigated?
17. Will I have to go to court?
18. Can I call an Officer to unlock my car when I locked my keys inside?
19. Are BB guns illegal in Colby?
20. I’m having disputes with a neighbor. What can I do?
21. I’m getting harassing email. Is there something I can do?
22. What should I do if I get pulled over by a patrol officer?
23. Do you register bicycles?
24. How do I get a copy of a police or accident report?
25. How do I check my criminal record or background?

Public Works

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1. Who should I contact with questions about problems with my sewer service?
2. Who should I contact with questions about leaks/problems with my water service?
3. When will my trash be picked up?
4. When should I have my tipper can out for pickup?
5. How do I report a street light problem?
6. Is Recycling available in Colby?
7. What is the water hardness in the City of Colby?
8. We live out of the City limits and have a private well. Where can we get our water tested?
9. What is my Collection Day for refuse and grass clippings?


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1. What is the meter deposit requirement for utilities?
2. What utilities does the City provide?

585 N Franklin Ave • Colby, KS 67701
Ph. 785-460-4400 • Fx. 785-460-4444
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