The Register of Deeds is an elected official who is required by the Laws of the State of Kansas to record all documents submitted by the public, which are qualified to be recorded, maintain an up-to-date and accurate set of indexes, which show the correct ownership of land in the entire county, and perform all functions of a clerical and technical nature to accomplish that objective.
The Register of Deeds office is administered by the Register of Deeds who in turn has a Deputy and staff of persons that perform various duties.
Most people know that the Register of Deeds office is responsible for the filing of deeds, but did you know that this office also records several hundred different kinds of documents? Some of them are: mortgages and liens, oil and gas leases, plats of additions to cities, military discharge records, power of attorney, corporation records, which were once the property of the County Superintendent. These records are used to provide name and age information for Social Security purposes and to certify early teaching records