Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Register of Deeds

215 Kansas, PO Box 278 
Alma, KS 66401 

Phone: 785-765-3822
Fax: 785-765-3824


Passport Applications accepted 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Friday

Effective January 1, 2020, the office will be implementing a recording cut-off time.  All documents presented to be recorded after 3:45 pm that day, will be recorded the following morning.  

According to Kansas law, no instrument is to be filed for record until the fee is paid.


Register of Deeds Fee Schedule



*The exact amount is required for all filing fees.


Fee Description


Recording deeds, mortgages, other writing instruments
  --additional pages or fraction thereof


Release or assignment of real estate mortgage 
  --per physical page of document


Recording plats, for each page (not to exceed 30"x 36")


Name(s) not printed or typed under signature(s) (KSA 28-115)


Filing Federal Tax Lien Notices


Release of Federal Tax Lien


Federal Tax Lien Certificate KSA 79-2616(d)


Release of Kansas State Employers’ Tax Lien (First page only, additional fees may apply for second and additional pages and fractions thereof)


Discharge of State Lien from Department of Labor for overpayment of employee benefits
K.S.A. 44-717(E)(1) Additional fees may apply for second and additional pages and 
fractions thereof.


Lis Pendens Federal KSA 60-2201


Lis Pendens Non-Federal $8.00

Release of Lis Pendens

No Charge

Abstract of Judgement $14.00
Release of Abstract of Judgement $14.00

Document Re-file Affidavit


Liens for materials and services under KSA 58-201, and amendments thereto


UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (National Form Required) -- All are $15 for the first 10 pages –  each additional page is $1 

NOTE: Most documents require a 3” margin on the top of the 1st page of document and 1” top, bottom and side margins throughout rest of document.  If sufficient space is not provided for the necessary recording information on a document, such information shall be placed on a cover sheet and such sheet shall be counted as a page.

(The cover sheet should include Document Type, Grantor, Grantee and Legal Description and adhere to the 3” margin rule stated above.)

* Document font can be no smaller than an 8 point font.

* KSA 28-115e “The document shall be sufficient legibility to produce a clear and legible reproduction. If a document is judged not to be of sufficient legibility, such document shall be accompanied by an exact copy thereof which shall be of sufficient legibility to produce a clear and legible reproduction and which shall be of sufficient legibility to produce a clear and legible reproduction and which shall be recorded contemporaneously with the document and shall be counted as additional pages.” The Department of Records and Tax Administration may reject any document which is not of sufficient legibility.

* Filing Fees are capped at $125.00 for a single family mortgage on principal residence of $75,000 or less. Proof must be provided by an affidavit or included in the document. 

All fees are set by K.S.A. 28-115 and include Heritage Trust Fund and Technology Fees.

Document Services



Fee Description


Copies, per Document Page


Certification of copy


Copies of UCC (per page)
Certification of UCC copy



UCC Search (per event or name). Copy fee separate. This information will not be faxed. Pick-up or mail only.
Note: UCC Information is generally purged after 5 years.