City of Wellington, Kansas

Welcome To Wellington, Kansas

Wellington was first surveyed on April 4, 1871 and named for the Duke of Wellington. It was designated as the permanent seat of Sumner County in 1872, winning over competitor Sumner City. Trading with cattlemen moving their herds up the Chisholm Trail was an important factor in the early economy of the town.

Today, Wellington is still fortunate in its access to transportation facilities; it is served by Interstate 35, Highways US 81 & US 160, the UP and BN & SF railroads and an excellent airport. This area produces vast quantities of winter wheat, with wheat still the driving force behind the local economy. The Railroads and petroleum are also significant, while manufacturing, especially aircraft parts, is continually growing.

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Weed & Wild Growth Policies

The City of Wellington encourages all property owners to be mindful about the condition of their property. Read the Weed & Wild Growth Policies here.


2015 General Election

The General Election for the City of Wellington will be held on April 7, 2015.  As per KSA 25-2109, the candidate filing deadline is noon of the Tuesday preceding by 10 weeks the first Tuesday in April.  The filing deadline for the 2015 Election is noon on Tuesday, January 27th.  ... More»

Consumer Confidence Report

The Consumer Confidence Report is your source for our water quality information. It details all of the mandated testing, which is required by State and Federal Law. In addition to the required tests, the staff performs quality checks at least every 2 hours, up to 250 per day. Please click here to view our CCR report.

Recently Published Ordinances

July 7 Ordinance 4179