Register of Deeds

Function of Office

The Register of Deeds Office is the county office where transactions involving real estate are recorded. All records in this office are open to the public with the exception of the Kansas Real Estate Sales Validation Questionnaire (which is a closed record by state statute-unless an individual is the holder of a Real Estate Appraisal License). This office also files statements under the new Revised Article 9 (UCCs) and mechanics liens on personal property. The Register of Deeds Office became the custodian of the school records from the disbanded Office of the County Superintendent. We have student and teacher records from the 1880s through the early 1960s.

Documents Recorded

  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Mortgage Assignments & Releases
  • Affidavits of Equitable Interest (Contract Sales)
  • Agisters Liens
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Oil & Gas Leases & Related Instruments
  • Surveys
  • Plats
  • Military Discharges
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Uniform Commercial Code (i.e. Financing Statements) 
  • Federal & State Tax Liens

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Marcy Merritt Register of Deeds (785) 765-3822
William Wagner Deputy Register of Deeds (785) 765-3822