Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording all real estate transactions 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, powers 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.

We play a critical role in your local government and history. Watch this video to learn more about what our office does, why land records are kept permanently, and where your real estate legal description comes from.  You'll discover how the founding of Wichita is related to a famous outlaw!

Meet the Register of Deeds

Before her election to office, Tonya Buckingham was the Chief Deputy in the Sedgwick County Register of Deeds Office for more than 10 years.

Search Land Records

Land records are recorded and maintained by the Register of Deeds Office. Indexed information for records dating back to January 1, 1969, are currently available for public viewing on our online document search. Some records may be temporarily unavailable for viewing on our website, but all records are available for viewing in our office.

Mobile Land Records

Sedgwick County's latest interactive mapping application, Mobile Land Records, was designed to give users their desired information more quickly - property ownership, appraisal data, and other details within one or two steps. The app can be accessed on any mobile device.

Search Property Appraisals

Use this online property appraisal search tool to find appraisal amounts for real and personal properties in Sedgwick County.

Tax Foreclosure Auctions

The 2023 Tax Foreclosure Sale has not been scheduled. Once scheduled, Tax Foreclosure sales registration begins at 12:00 p.m.  Sale starts at 1:30 p.m. All forms of payment are acceptable. Bidders must not have delinquent tax due on properties they currently own or they will not be permitted to register. Payment for delinquent taxes will be accepted at the sale. Two valid forms of ID are required at registration.  One form must be a picture ID. Learn more here: Tax foreclosure auctions.