County Register Of Deeds

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County Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds Office is the place people come to record document and research records.

The Register of Deeds is governed by statue, and it is an important component of the privately property system. Because it is limited in nature to the legislative grant of authority and responsibility, the office cannot accept just any document for recording nor can it simply charge whatever fee thought appropriate.

The primary function of the office is the recording of real estate related documents, deeds, mortgages, assignments of mortgages or other interests in real estate, easements, or other documents involving real estate. The register of deeds’ responsibility is to “have custody of and safely keep and preserve all books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs” submitted for recording (K.S.A. 19-1204). The office is also the repository for “maps and plates of cities, subdivisions or additions to the same within (each) county.” (K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 19-1207)


The Register of Deeds

Responsible for recording all real estate transactions in Edwards County. This includes deeds, mortgages, oil and gas leases, and platted additions to all cities and towns in Edwards County. The Register of Deeds also files financing statements and security agreements on personal property under the Uniform Commercial Code, Federal and State tax liens, power of attorney, and military discharges. In addition to recording transactions, the Register of Deeds is responsible for maintaining and preserving records based on statutory requirements.