City of Colwich


The City of Colwich, founded in 1886 and incorporated in June, 1887 as a third class city, is located in South Central Kansas approximately five (5) miles northwest of Kansas’ largest city, Wichita. A rural-suburban community, Colwich is a place where residents can enjoy the comforts of a small town, yet take advantage of all the amenities of metropolitan life.

The Kansas Oklahoma Railroad intersects Colwich with K-96 approximately two miles north, Highway 400 approximately six miles south, with US 135 and the Kansas Turnpike to the east making Colwich comfortably accessible to all major transit systems surrounding the region. Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, located southeast of Colwich, provides residents with air transportation and offers services from several airlines.

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Colwich has a population of 1429 residents, all of whom live inside the corporate city limits, and is located in Sedgwick County. The county has demonstrated an unbroken pattern of continued population expansion and economic growth which influences and impacts all cities in Sedgwick County including Colwich. The population of Colwich has shown a continuing pattern of growth throughout its history with the exception of one ten year period between 1920 and 1930 showing a less than 1% loss.

Colwich is a community governed by a Mayor, five Council members offering a full line of services provided at the administrative center including municipal court, with maintenance, police and fire departments for the care and protection of our residents. Click the associated links to find out more information regarding the services rendered.

An American Since 1887 City


The City Council meeting is scheduled for the third Monday of each month (second Monday of January) at 7:00 p.m. at the City Administrative Center, 310 S. 2nd St. Click here to see the upcoming agenda. Regular city council meeting agendas are available the Wednesday before the meeting.


Planning commission meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of January, April, July and October at 7:00 p.m. at the City Administrative Center, 310 S. 2nd St. Other meetings may be scheduled as needed. The April 2022 meeting was canceled due to a lack of agenda. Click to see the upcoming agenda.


The annual consumer confidence report detailing the city’s water quality is available for review. Click on 2021 Consumer Confidence Water Report to view this important information. If you know of someone who does not have a computer, please have them call 316-796-1025 and we will mail them a copy of the report.


The City Council amended the city code to include all forms of payment in the insufficient funds section of utility billing. See the entire ordinance here.


The City Council revised the street vendor fees. See the entire ordinance here.