Shawnee County Register of Deeds

Real Estate Recording Office.


Click HERE for the Fee Schedule.

Our Pledge

To serve the public and preserve the records of all real estate related transactions with professionalism and courtesy to all our constituents in a fiscally responsible way.

Property Fraud Alert (PFA)

The Shawnee County Register of Deeds, in partnership with Fidlar Software, is offering a FREE service to the property owners of Shawnee County to help combat property and mortgage fraud. PROPERTY FRAUD ALERT (PFA) is a notification service that alerts subscribers (via email or phone) if the name entered by the subscriber occurs in any future recording activity. To learn more about PFA or to sign up for this FREE service go to Property Fraud Alert or phone 1-800-728-3858 for assistance.

Unlawful Use of Names Derived from Public Records

KSA 45-230 states in part,

(a) No person shall knowingly sell, give or receive, for the purpose of selling or offering for sale any property or service to persons listed therein, any list of names and addresses contained in or derived from public records…

Thank you for letting us serve you.

What we do

The First Territorial Assembly established the Shawnee County Recorders Office in 1855, for the recording of deeds, mortgages, conveyances, commissions and bonds. It was later to become the Register of Deeds Office in 1858. Since that time the Kansas Statutes have provided for the duty of the Register of Deeds for each county to include having the custody of and solely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps and papers deposited or kept in the office. Today the duly elected Register of Deeds is responsible for the preservation of those same records along with the electronic images of those records that are being recorded today. Technological advancements have been rapid and sweeping in the past couple of years and total electronic recordings are on the horizon. No matter what form those records take the Register of Deeds will be the office in which preservation is paramount. A public records office with retrieval of records for the asking, come in and see history and current technology at work in Shawnee County!

Copies are $1.50 per page, fax or microfilm. Payment due upon request

Picture of Becky Nioce Director - Becky Nioce


Mailing and Street Address:

Register of Deeds Office
200 SE 7th St. Room 108 · Topeka, KS 66603-3971
785.251.4020 (voice)

Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.; Mon. - Fri.