What's Happening In Oswego
Wednesday, October 31st
City Offices will be Closed
Friday, November 9th
Veteran's Day
Wed., Nov.14, 7:30-8:30am
City Offices will be Closed
Thursday & Friday
November 22nd & 23rd
Thanksgiving Holiday
Christmas Parade
Wednesday, Dec 5th
"Christmas in the Movies"
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City Contact Information

City of Oswego, Kansas
PO Box 210
703 Fifth Street
Oswego, Kansas 67356

Phone: 620-795-4433
Fax: 620-795-4873

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Sales Tax Renewal

The city’s 1 cent sales tax is up for renewal. This is NOT a new tax, just the renewal of the existing sales tax. The renewal question will be on the November ballot. The sales tax is designated for use to maintain Oswego’s streets and parks (which includes making the bond payment for the community building). With the tax lid on, the sales tax revenue is even more important than before as there is no other source to make up for the loss in revenue if the question doesn’t pass. If you would like more information you can call the City Office or check out the informational flyer.


City Issues Water Watch

The Cottonwood and Neosho River Basins Water Assurance District #3 has informed us that the Kansas Water Office has declared Labette County to be under a Drought Watch. As a result of the lack of rainfall and the increase in evaporation, the available District storage has dropped. The District-issued statement notes that it is imperative for members to conserve water use. This situation could become critical in the future if we don’t receive some rain along the Neosho River and above John Redmond reservoir.

As a result of the low water situation and increased daily water usage, we are issuing a Stage 1 Drought Watch. This is the first step in our Municipal Water Conservation Plan (MWCP). It is to bring a heightened awareness of our water conditions to the public in an effort to maintain the integrity of our water supply.

At this time, the city is asking for voluntary water conservation measures to limit or eliminate nonessential water uses including but not limited to: watering lawns trees, shrubs; filling swimming pools; washing motor vehicles, boats, trailers or the exterior of any building. In addition, the public needs to check for any water leaks, such as stools, faucets, hydrants, lines, etc. If you do have any leaks you should repair them immediately. Please conserve water when you and your family can. The city will monitor its own water usage and curtail activities such as hydrant flushing and street cleaning during this Drought Watch.

If conditions worsen, there are 2 more stages of drought declarations; a Stage 2 Drought Warning and a Stage 3 Drought Emergency. These stages will be triggered by more severe water conditions, and water conservation requirements will be expanded at that time.

Again, we are issuing a Stage 1 Water Watch.                         20 Water Conservation Tips

F.W. Cunningham, Jr., Mayor                                                                         



Oswego, the Labette County seat, is located at the intersection of Highways 59/160, on a bluff overlooking the Neosho River Valley.  Oswego was fortunate that a group of pioneer ladies had a vision, and purchased acreage along the bluff that is now Historical Riverside Park, our hidden gem.  Over 80 acres of beautifully landscaped park includes a large public swimming pool, playground equipment, shelter houses, 10,000 s.f. community center, tennis courts, basketball court, RV park, ball fields, and home of the Labette County Fairgrounds. It is the perfect location for family reunions, weddings, company events and picnics, and other organized events.

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Historical Riverside Park
Code Book, Fees & Complaints


Fees and amounts the city charges. These are the most common fees. Other or additional fees may apply.

FYI and Hot Topics

REPORT - For Year 2017


Upcoming Events & Holidays

Click here for a list of Upcoming Events going on in the community and surrounding area. For a list of Community Meetings check out the City Calendar.

Check here for a list of holidays the City is closed and how it will affect your utility service.

THE CITY OF OSWEGO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER - If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at  


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