Topeka, Kansas

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Impact Avenues

It is currently estimated that there are between 750 to 1,000 homeless students in Topeka and Shawnee County schools. Impact Avenues is a new program that has been created to assist students and their families with obtaining stable housing. The City of Topeka and our numerous partners are working together to provide wrap around services …

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T-21 Ordinance

On June 28, 2019, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld the validity of Topeka’s “T-21” Ordinance No. 20099 which prohibits the sale of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco products, and liquid nicotine to anyone under the age of 21. The ordinance also prohibits buying any of those products for a person under the age of 21. View …

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Two of the Topeka Zoo Animal Family Experiencing Their Twilight

All pet owners know that eventually young pets grow old. When you work at a zoo or visit a zoo often, you realize that the same holds true for zoo animals. Knowing the truth doesn’t necessarily make it easier as keepers and guests realize that a beloved animal’s time is near. Two of the most …

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Fireworks in Topeka 2019: What You Need to Know

When Can I Set Off Fireworks in Topeka This Year? It is illegal to use fireworks within the city limits except for the following dates and times: July 3rd, 10 am to 11 pm July 4th, 10 am to 11:59 pm Violations are misdemeanors with a mandatory minimum fine of $250 which shall not be …

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Fireworks

The Topeka Police Department received 60 calls relating to fireworks this weekend. The City of Topeka would like to remind everyone of the fireworks ordinance and encourage them to celebrate safely on July 3rd and 4th. It is not legal to discharge fireworks within the city limits of Topeka except for the hours between 10:00 …

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Open Data

The City of Topeka works hard to keep all data open to the public. This allows you to see how money is spent, where the money comes from, and what projects the city is currently engaged in. Take some time and look through our data collections.

View the Open Data Policy (PDF) for the City of Topeka.