Register of Deeds

Current Covid-19 information

Subject to change - please call 785-364-3591.

We encourage everyone to electronically file documents or mail documents. We also have a window drop box located on the west side of the building.

If you need any documents, or have questions, please call us at 785-364-3591.

Thank you for your patients at this time.

Duties of the Register of Deeds Office

The Register of Deeds Office is responsible for recording all transactions relating to real estate in Jackson County. This includes deeds, mortgages, oil and gas leases, and platted additions to all cities in the county. The office also files financing statements and agreements on personal property under the uniform commercial code, federal and state tax liens, mechanics liens on personal property, corporation papers, powers of attorney, county school records, and military discharges. 

Please remember the Register of Deeds is the recorder of documents, not researchers. We will not be responsible for any missed documents. Contact a title company for a complete record search.

Document Requirements

The Register of Deeds Office will no longer accept documents without a two (2) inch blank space all the way across the top of the first page of each document.  This space is needed for our recording stamps.  Also, all documents filed require a self addressed, stamped return envelope.

Requesting Copies of Documents

We will no longer be able to send copies of documents unless payment is made in advance.

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