About PDF and E-Form Documents

Lyon County, Kansas

About PDF and E-Form Documents

PDF Files and E-Forms

The county web sites provide some content and application forms in PDF format. Most modern browsers are now able to open these type of files directly making the installation of 3rd part software, such as Adobe Reader, unnecessary for normal viewing.

E-forms (PDF documents which let you fill in areas on using your computer) are also used throughout our sites.  On our sites, the use of PDF E-forms does NOT send the entered  information back to our systems. This remains private on your computer.    Note: our sites may use other types of contact and reservation forms which are intended to collect and send information you provide.

E-form documents are intended to facilitate filling out forms for immediate printing using your own printer.  

It's recommended that e-forms be saved to your computer then reopened and completed in Adobe Reader. This makes it less likely that the typed in data is accidentally lost by clicking on links or leaving the web page.

Web browsers and Adobe Reader do not allow you to save completed or partially completed e-forms to your computer.  Accomplishing this requires purchase additional software, such as Adobe Acrobat.