Meet Register of Deeds Tonya Buckingham

Tonya Buckingham has served in various roles within the Register of Deeds Office. In 2016, Tonya was elected to serve as our current Register of Deeds. She now manages the recording of all deeds, property documents, and any land related documents for Sedgwick County. As Register of Deeds, her primary goal is to provide quality customer service, transparency, and ease of access to the records kept within the office. Tonya is committed towards constant improvement in services for the citizens of Sedgwick County.

Currently, Tonya helped establish a Veteran’s Services Division, which provides the free recording of veterans’ DD214 Military Discharge papers as well as a Military and Veterans Discount Card that offers all active-duty military and veterans discounts with several local area businesses. In addition, the office also offers passport services and is authorized to accept new applications. She has been an advocate for alerting the citizens of Sedgwick County of potential property fraud and established the Property Activity Alert.  An email is sent to notify the homeowners when documents are recorded in the office for their property.

Tonya is the current Vice-President of the Kansas Register of Deeds Association and has been a member of the board for the past four years.  She is a current member of the Property Records Industry Association. These are only a few of the many community organizations she supports. Tonya has a desire to serve the community through volunteer work and leadership positions. These positions have taught her that service to the community is very rewarding.

Tonya earned her degree in Business Administration from Alabama Christian College and a MiniMPA from Wichita State University. She also is a certified Register of Deeds through continuing education from Kansas State University.