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.
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
Mortgage Registration Tax calculated at .20 cents per $100 dollars
of the principal amount of indebtedness. K.S.A. 79-3102
All death certificates require a cover page. The recording
fee for death certificates are $12.00 for the first page and
$8.00 for each additional page. Most recorded death certificates
are 3 pages.
Description of Service
For recording deeds, mortgages, or
other instruments of writing, for first page
(not to exceed legal size page 8 1/2" X 14")
For second page and each additional
page or fraction thereof *
Recording town plats, for each page
Real estate mortgage assignment &
For second page & each additional page
or fraction thereof, including assignment
and releases of mortgages *
Certificate, certifying any instrument
Acknowledgment of signature
For filing notices of tax liens under
the Internal Revenue laws of the United
States (Fee includes a $15.00 U.C.C. filling
fee provided by K.S.A. 79-2617)*
For filing releases of tax liens,
certificates of discharge, under the
Internal Revenue laws of the United States
or the revenue laws of the State of Kansas
filed both prior to and after the effective
date of this act* K.S.A. 79-2617 (First page
only, additional fees apply for second and
additional pages and fractions thereof)
Discharge of State Tax Liens from
Department of Labor. K.S.A. 44-717(E)(1) *
(First page only, additional fees apply for
second and additional pages and fractions
For filing liens for materials and
services under K.S.A. 58-201, and amendments
thereto * (First page only, additional fees
apply for second and additional pages and
Lis Pendens K.S.A. 60-2201
Certificate of Federal Tax
Lien search K.S.A. 79-2617
Copy of Federal Tax Lien
(per page) K.S.A. 79-2617
Original U.C.C. Financing
Statement (up to 10 pgs) K.S.A.
Amended U.C.C. Financing
Statement (up to 10 pgs) K.S.A.
U.C.C. Continuation statement (up to
10 pgs) K.S.A. 84-9-525
Separate U.C.C. Statement of
Assignment (up to 10 pgs) K.S.A. 84-9-525
U.C.C. Statement of Release of all or
part of any collateral described in a filed
financing statement (up to 10 pgs) K.S.A.
All U.C.C. forms - Each additional
page after 10 pages K.S.A. 84-9-525
Real Estate Mortgage filed as a U.C.C.
Fixture Filing subject to K.S.A. 84-9-402(6)
(up to 10 pgs). K.S.A. 84-9-525
Written U.C.C information request: Per
Debtor Name K.S.A. 84-9-525
U.C.C. Copy request: A copy of any
filed financing statement or statement of
assignment (per page) K.S.A. 84-9-525
All fees are set by K.S.A. 28-115 unless otherwise noted.
*Includes Heritage Trust Fund & Technology Fee
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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