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.