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12-2901. Purpose of act. It is the purpose of this act to permit local governmental units to make the most efficient use of their powers by enabling them to cooperate with other localities, persons, associations and corporations on a basis of mutual advantage and thereby to provide services and facilities in a manner and pursuant to forms of governmental organization that will accord best with geographic, economic, population and other factors influencing the needs and development of local communities.

History: L. 1957, ch. 100, ยง 1; March 25.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Annexation in Kansas," Robert W. Parnacott, 70 J.K.B.A. No. 10, 28 (2001).

Attorney General's Opinions:

County may not require sheriff to enforce city ordinances pursuant to interlocal agreement. 81-205.

Joint ownership recreation district established by interlocal agreement. 81-212.

Interlocal cooperation; use of school district moneys to construct a building for school district and city purposes. 82-90.

Cities of the first and second class are excluded from townships. 82-242.

Interlocal agreement; countywide ambulance service. 82-245.

Interlocal agreements; sewage disposal works; costs; methods of assessment. 82-276.

Interlocal agreement to construct building for school district, city and county purposes. 83-19.

Disaster emergency preparedness; interjurisdictional agreements. 83-53.

Cemeteries; establishment or acquisition in cities; interlocal agreements. 83-150.

County road unit system; adoption. 85-57.

Classification and designation of roads in a noncounty road system. 85-172.

Interlocal agreements; failure to file; status. 88-37.

Maintenance of township road; agreement with county; termination, duties and liabilities; Kansas tort claims act. 90-113.

Interlocal cooperation agreements; separate legal entities; municipalities; school districts. 91-4.

Interlocal agreements; prosecution of city DUI violation ordinance by county attorney. 91-26.

Tax levies for funds to improve township roads. 91-30.

Legislative post audit; open public records; duty of confidentiality; mortgage credit certificate program records. 91-158.

Prohibition against certain local and private prisons. 94-27.

Interlocal agreements; area solid waste utility; members' participation in Kansas deferred compensation plan. 94-30.

An authority organized pursuant to K.S.A. 12-2901 et seq. is not a municipality. 97-42.

County contracts with out of state public agency for housing misdemeanants and juvenile offenders; conditions. 97-50.

Interlocal cooperation agreements of unified school districts; voting authority of representatives of participating districts. 97-80.

Education service centers may provide goods and services to schools and other governmental entities, including customers not members of service center. 2002-10.


1. Whether interlocal municipal agency responsible for securing natural gas for cities is municipality under KTCA examined. Kansas Mun. Gas Agency v. Vesta Energy Co., Inc., 840 F. Supp. 814, 824 (1993).

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