Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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.

Register of Deeds

215 Kansas, PO Box 278 
Alma, KS 66401 

Phone: 785-765-3822
Fax: 785-765-3824
Email: rod@wbcounty.org


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

Register of Deeds

Marcy Merritt

email:  mmerritt@wbcounty.org

Deputy Register of Deeds

William Wagner

email:  wwagner@wbcounty.org

Documents Recorded in this Office
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Mortgage Assignments & Releases
  • Affidavits of Equitable Interest (contract sales)
  • Agisters Liens
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Oil and Gas Leases & related instruments
  • Surveys
  • Plats
  • Military Discharges
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Uniform Commercial Code (i.e. Financing Statements) 
  • Federal & State Tax Liens