The Augusta Department of Public Safety (ADPS) Communications  is comprised of 4 dispatchers and a dispatch supervisor and is staffed 24 hours a day.  The communications division is responsible for 9-1-1 services, non-emergency phone lines, assisting citizens and dispatching of police and fire units.  The ADPS communications center is one of three public safety answering points (PSAP's) in Butler County and ADPS serves as a backup to Butler County Communications and the Andover Police Department communications division. 

The following permits and services are offered at the communications window:

  • City Lake Fishing Permit
  • City Lake Boat Permits
  • Bicycle Licenses - $1.00
  • Burn Permits
             In order to receive a burn permit, you will need to contact our
             communications section at (316) 775-4500 ext. 0.  There is no fee for
              a burn permit, and permits are only issued for 1 day.  If you plan to
              burn for more than one day, you will need to call each day and receive
              a new permit.  Burn permits will not be issued if the winds are over
              15 mph.  During the month of April, no burning is allowed except for
              agricultural purposes.

  • Fingerprints can be processed  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8AM-12PM and 1PM-5PM.
  • Utility payments may be received after 5:00 p.m. but will not reach the Utility Office until the next business day