Register of Deeds
Register of Deeds
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.
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.
Do I need a certified copy of my deed? That question has risen to the forefront in recent days. There are companies that suggest that property owners obtain a “certified copy” of their deed, and offer to provide that service for you. Property owners need not incur such an exorbitant expense for what the Registers of Deeds across Kansas stand ready to provide at a minimal cost. The average cost is around $2.00, including certification. These service companies are usually not federally sponsored or otherwise related to any governmental offices even though they may sound like it . The Kansas Register of Deeds Association urges consumers to contact their County Register of Deeds if they need this service. After all, that is one of the reasons we are in office as your “record keepers” of real estate related matters.
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…
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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
Mailing and Street Address:Register of Deeds Office
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.; Mon. - Fri.