Riley County Government Offices No Longer Selling KDWP Licenses and Permits

By Ryan Duey

Effective July 1, the Riley County Clerk’s office will no longer sell Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) permits, including hunting and fishing licenses and boat registrations. “We process very few of these licenses, and they’re readily available online and at multiple other locations. Discontinuing this service allows our staff to concentrate on their primary duties, such as elections, tax roll processing, budget, human resources, accounts payable, payroll, and record-keeping for the county,” explained Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo. Previously, elections staff managed these license and registration services as a convenience for customers. The new elections office in the adjacent building is expected to be completed in early July. Elections staff will move to the new location promptly to focus on preparations for the upcoming election. Despite this change, customers can still purchase annual state park passes when renewing vehicle tags at the Treasurer’s Office. For information on purchasing or renewing KDWP licenses, visit, stop by the Tuttle Creek State Park office at 5800 A River Pond Road in Manhattan, or call their local office at (785) 539-7941.

Locations to Buy/Renew Boating Registration in Riley County

TUTTLE CREEK STATE PARK – License/Permit Agent 5800-A RIVER POND ROAD MANHATTAN, KS 66502 (785) 539-7941

Locations to Buy Hunting & Fishing Licenses/Permits in Riley County

DERICKS BAIT TACKLE – License/Permit Agent 4700 TUTTLE CREEK BLVD. MANHATTAN, KS 66502 (785) 587-9356

SHARPS SHORT STOP – License/Permit Agent 118 W RANDOLPH RANDOLPH, KS 66554 (785) 293-5293 TUTTLE CREEK STATE PARK – License/Permit Agent 5800-A RIVER POND ROAD MANHATTAN, KS 66502 (785) 539-7941 DARAS FAST LANE #9 – License/Permit Agent 5321 TUTTLE CREEK BLVD MANHATTAN, KS 66502 (785) 320-6633 AMERICAN CASH EXCHANGE – License/Permit Agent 501 A FT RILEY BLVD MANHATTAN, KS 66502 (785) 537-1803 TUTTLE CREEK RIVER POND GATE HOUSE – License/Permit Agent 5800 A RIVER POND MANHATTAN, KS 67502 (785) 743-2031 FLINT HILLS GUN WORKS – License/Permit Agent 1109 N 3RD STREET MANHATTAN, KS 66502 (785) 537-4815

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