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  • Register of Deeds Bill Meek

    Bill Meek
    Register of Deeds

    p. 316.660.9400
    f. 316.383.8066

    525 N Main, #227
    Wichita, KS 67203

  • Register of Deeds Office
  • Register of Deeds Office
  • Register of Deeds Office

Register of Deeds

Welcome

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.

(IMPORTANT INFORMATION) K.S.A. 58-2309a  Written Demand for Satisfaction of Mortgage

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.

Fee Schedule

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.

Amount Description of Service

$8.00

For recording deeds, mortgages, or other instruments of writing, for first page (not to exceed legal size page 8 1/2" X 14"
$4.00 For second page and each additional page or fraction thereof
$20.00 Recording town plats, for each page
$7.00 Real estate mortgage assignment only (1st page)
Real estate mortgage release only (1st page)
$2.00 For second page & each additional page or fraction thereof, for:
Real estate mortgage assignment only
Real estate mortgage release only
$1.00 Certificate, certifying any instrument of record
$1.00 Acknowledgment of signature
$20.00 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)
$20.00 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
$46.00 Discharge of State Tax Liens from Department of Human Resources.
$5.00 For filing liens for materials and services under K.S.A. 58-201, and amendments thereto
$5.00 K.S.A. 60-2201 - Lis Pendens
$15.00 K.S.A. 79-2616d - Certificate of Tax Lien search
$1.00 K.S.A. 79-2616d - Copy of tax lien (per page)
$15.00 Original financing statement (up to 10 pgs)
$15.00 Amended financing statement (up to 10 pgs)
$15.00 Continuation statement (up to 10 pgs)
$15.00 Separate statement of assignment (up to 10 pgs)
$15.00 Statement of Release of all or part of any collateral described in a filed financing statement (up to 10 pgs)
$1.00 Each additional page after 10 pages
$15.00 Real Estate mortgage subject to K.S.A. 84-9-402(6) (Fixture Filing) up to ten (10) pages.
$15.00 Written information request: Per Debtor Name
$1.00 Copy request: A copy of any filed financing statement or statement of assignment (per page)

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 reproduction thereof.

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.


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