Kansas Open Records Act
The Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) guarantees any person the right to inspect and obtain copies of all public records, unless the records are closed consistent with specific provisions of law. Within three business days of receipt a County department must either provide records requested; inform the requester when, how and at what cost they will be provided, or state why the records cannot be provided. In some instances, Sedgwick County Government may not have the records requested, or may need more than three business days to search.
Certain records are “closed” or restricted in disclosure, to protect confidential information or protect other public interests. When requested records cannot be or are not required to be disclosed, County policy is to provide written denial that cites relevant provisions of law.
Finally, if you wish to learn more about the Kansas Open Records Act, your rights as a requester, and responsibilities of Kansas governments and employees, visit our More about KORA page.
Records available without a KORA request
Before you call, email or submit a web request, please take a few minutes to look over the Other Frequently Requested Records page. It may save you time, by pointing you directly to the non-County agency or County department that has the records you seek. For example, many real estate ownership, sales, appraisal and tax records are searchable from our website, and the Genealogical Research page describes County and other community resources.