Records Manager and Freedom of Information Officer
525 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67203
The Sheriff's Office Records Section can provide copies of traffic accident reports
worked by Sedgwick County Sheriff deputies – please call Sheriff Records at
316.660.3888 or email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. For traffic accidents
worked by Wichita Police officers, please visit the
Wichita Police Department Records Bureau webpage.
Adoptees may obtain pre-adoption birth certificates showing birth parents
from the State Office of
Vital Statistics (see contact information at the Birth
and Death records page). The
Kansas Department of Children and Families
provides certain services to adoptees.
Usually, when a requester seeks “all records” about himself/herself or
another person, he/she really wants criminal history information – please see
the Criminal History page.
If a requester is seeking records from multiple departments, then he/should
submit separate requests to each department he/she had contact with, and provide
specific information as to date ranges and nature of the contact, so that
departments can search records.
Sedgwick County Sheriff Records has a procedure for searching its records and
allowing a person to access its records about himself/herself. When a person
needs to obtain a document for government licensing purposes (e.g., nursing,
teaching, etc.), stating outcome of previous arrests or that no arrests are on
record, it may be able to provide a letter that would satisfy such requirements–
please call Sheriff Records at 316-660-3838 or email a request to
email@example.com. Please do not provide personal identifiers such as Social
Security number or date of birth until requested to do so.
See Coroner reports on this page
Please see the Criminal History page.
Sedgwick County Government has no role in the bankruptcy process. Bankruptcy
is a matter handled by U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. Please contact the Clerk of the
U.S. Bankruptcy Court at 316.315.4110
to request bankruptcy records.
View both current and previous Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for
Quotations (RFQs) for Sedgwick County online.
recent and active
contracts relating to human services, financial services and construction
The current and immediate past annual Budgets for County departments are
available on this website under the Finance Division. Previous budgets may be
requested. Recent financial reports are also available under Finance.
Burials and cemetery records
Burial locations are not recorded with county governments in Kansas. Please
see the Genealogical Research page for information about sources for burial
locations and cemetery records.
Minutes of meetings of the Board of County Commissioners are available from
the County Clerk. Video of archived meetings since 2004 are available on the
The County Coroner (Forensic Science Center) does not determine cause for all
deaths, but only for instances of suspected crime, apparent accidents, certain
unattended deaths and other circumstances required by law. Coroner and autopsy
reports normally will not exist for deaths attended by private physicians.
Since 07/01/1976 the County Coroner has filed reports with the Clerk of
District Court when complete and available to the public. Reports previous to
07/01/1976 were filed with the County Clerk.
Driver license records and motor vehicle registrations are records maintained
by the Kansas Department of Revenue. The request form TR/DL 302 on the
website at lists the conditions for
accessing these records.
If you or your children were immunized by the Sedgwick County Health
Department, then it should have immunization consents which you signed. County
Health will not have records of immunizations administered by your private
doctor, a private clinic, or other private health services provider.
The Sedgwick County Register of Deeds provides a clear explanation of liens
and which kinds of liens are filed with what office:
“Many times the owner of property may owe money to various creditors. The
lien allows creditors a means of preventing the property from either being sold
or mortgaged until the debt is paid. Some of the types of liens recorded in the
Register of Deeds are: Tax Liens (for non-payment of taxes), and Mechanic Liens
(such as repair or work done on a vehicle) are filed in the UCC area of the
Register of Deeds office. Mechanic Liens for labor and materials furnished in
construction on land are filed in the Clerk of the District Court's office.
State sales and state income tax liens are also filed in the Clerk of the
District Court's office.”
Sedgwick County Geographic Information Services (SCGIS)
provides both pre-defined and ready-to-print maps, and the capability to make
your own maps at the SCGIS website.
The SCGIS team also provides custom mapping/analysis services for maps not
available on the website. Contact the GIS office at 316.660.9290 to place
requests. Services are provided as time permits.
Multiple Sedgwick County Government departments provide medical services to
the public. Records of identifiable individual persons may only be disclosed to
persons who demonstrate rights to obtain, consistent with State and Federal law.
With only specified exceptions, lists of names and addresses obtained or
derived from public records may not be used for marketing and solicitation
purposes (KSA 45-230). Before providing any such lists Sedgwick County
Government must so inform the requester and may obtain a signed affidavit, in which
the requester acknowledges being informed and agreeing to comply.
Sedgwick County Human Resources can provide information about what any County
elected official or employee is paid.
Graduation and other student records for public schools are maintained by the
individual school districts. Sedgwick County Government has had no involvement
with operating schools since the old County Schools system was ended and the
current unified school districts created in the early 1960s.
Information about how to obtain USD259 student records is available online at
Wichita Public Schools (USD 259) student records
No Sedgwick County Government department has nor maintains lists of monies
received from delinquent property tax sales that exceed delinquent taxes and
penalties due. Nor does any County department receive or maintain full records
of results of tax auction sales.
Kansas law requires county treasurers to initiate tax sales when
delinquencies meet statutory standards by filing appropriate case materials with
State district courts. 18th Judicial District Court directs the Sedgwick County
Sheriff to conduct the tax sale auction. Sheriff retains such records as
documents that it conducted the sale, and submits full records to the 18th
Judicial District Court. 18th Judicial District Court provides to the Treasurer
only amounts required to satisfy delinquent taxes, special assessments and
nuisance abatement fees. 18th Judicial District Court conveys any “excess” or
“unclaimed” funds after sales to the State Treasurer, where they are available
for property owners to claim via the State unclaimed property program at no
cost. Requests for any records that may be available should be directed to 18th
Judicial District Court.
Please see the County Treasurer pages on this website for considerable
information about the delinquent tax foreclosure sale process.
Please see Accident reports.
County Finance can produce lists of vendors and other persons who have not
cashed County checks. However, it first may obtain a signed affidavit from the
requester – please see Names and addresses lists.
Sedgwick County Government does not record wills, nor does it have any
involvement in the probate legal process. These are State District Court matters
– please see the District Court page.
The Mission of
Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community
so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and
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and Notice of Privacy Practices Regarding Medical Information.