Register of Deeds
525 N Main, #227
Wichita, KS 67203
The register of deeds is responsible for recording all transactions relating to real estate in Sedgwick County. This includes deeds, mortgages, oil and gas leases and platted additions to all cities in Sedgwick 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, corporation papers, powers of attorney, county school records and military discharges.
We are providing a
Written Demand for Satisfaction of Mortgage form that you can
submit to your bank to request that your mortgage release be filed in the
Register of Deeds Office. This can also be found on our
forms page under the Other Forms section.
2015 Fee Schedule -
Fee increase will be effective starting January 1, 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, we are
required to charge for all mortgage affidavits by page count
which includes all technology fees. Charge will be $8 per page
for the affidavit.
Mortgage Registration Tax calculated at 26 cents per hundred
dollars of the principal amount of indebtedness.
No fee shall be charged or collected for any filing made by
the department of revenue as required under the provisions of the Kansas
inheritance tax act, and amendments thereto. All fees enumerated in this
section, except those charged for the filing of liens and releases of tax liens
under the internal revenue laws of the United States, shall be due and payable
before the register of deeds shall be required to do the work. If the register
of deeds fails to collect any of the fees provided in this section, the amount
of the fees at the end of each quarter shall be deducted from the register's
salary. The register of deeds shall bill the United States Internal Revenue
Service on the last day of each month for the amount of fees accrued in the
filing and releasing of federal tax liens.
If the name or names of the signer or signers or any notary
public to any instrument to be recorded are not plainly typed or printed under
the signatures affixed to the instrument, the register of deeds shall charge and
collect a fee of ($1.00) in addition to all other fees provided in this section.
If sufficient space is not provided for the necessary
recording information and certification on a document, such recording
information shall be placed on an added sheet and such sheet shall be counted as
a page. The document shall be of sufficient legibility so as to produce a clear
and legible reproduction thereof. If a document is judged not to be of
sufficient legibility so as to produce a clear and legible reproduction, such
document shall be accompanied by an exact copy thereof which shall be of
sufficient legibility so as to produce a clear and legible reproduction thereof
and which shall be recorded contemporaneously with the document and shall be
counted as additional pages. The register of deeds may reject any document which
is not of sufficient legibility so as to produce a clear and legible
Any document which was filed on or after January 1, 1989,
which was a size print or smaller than 8-point type but which otherwise was
properly filed shall be deemed to be validly filed.
Except as otherwise provided, all fees provided for in this
section shall be paid by the register of deeds to the county treasurer and
deposited into the general fund of the county.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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