Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds office maintains and preserves the land records of the county, which includes deeds, mortgages, releases, easements, oil and gas leases, assignments, plats, surveys, in addition to many other miscellaneous documents. Some of the miscellaneous documents are military discharges, federal and state tax liens and Power of Attorney just to name a few. The department also files Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings.

The Register of Deeds Department maintains a current set of indexes which shows the recordings for each tract of land in the county and cities. The Register of Deeds notifies the County Clerk and County Appraiser of all ownership transfers for them to maintain the assessment and tax rolls from which the assessment notices and tax statements are generated each year.

Recording a Deed

In order to record a document you will need the following:

  •     Must be original document, signed and notarized.
  •     Filing fees must accompany all documents for recording.

The documents may be hand-delivered or by agent, or mailed to:

Register of Deeds
216 N Main
WaKeeney, KS 67672

Recording Fees

Effective March 1, 2017 all documents received at or after 4:00 p.m. will be recorded the following business day. 

The recording fees and required indexes are set by state statute. The filing fee schedule can be obtained either from the Register of Deeds office, by calling 785-743-6622, or can also be accessed on the Johnson County Record Fees (PDF).. Credit Cards are accepted using KanPay, which will include a 2.5% service fee.