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 Register of Deeds
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Register of Deeds


PO Box 160
423 West Main Street
Courthouse First Floor
Osborne, KS  67473

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed Saturday, Sunday and scheduled holidays

This office is responsible for the recording and safekeeping of all transactions relating to real estate in Osborne County.  This includes deeds, mortgages, mortgage releases, oil and gas leases, surveys, and platted additions to all cities and cemeteries in Osborne County.  We also have county school records, tax liens, powers of attorney, military discharges and other documents.

We also record some financing statements and security agreements on personal property under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), however, the UCC law was changed in July of 2001 to provide for filing in the Secretary of State's Office

Military Discharges are also recorded in this office.  These records are NOT open records and a special form is required before access is granted.  Request for Military Record (DD 214) form.

OFFICE PERSONNEL

Rebecca Byrd, Register of Deeds
Carolyn Noble, Deputy Register of Deeds

Phone: 785-346-2452

Fax:785-346-5252

e-mail: click here

GENERAL RECORDING REQUIRMENTS

Documents presented for recording must be originals, signed and notarized, and of sufficient legibility so as to produce a clear and legible reproduction.  Filing fees must accompany all documents for recording.    Documents must also have a valid legal description for indexing purposes.  Legal descriptions include a lot, block, subdivision and city or a metes and bounds description using the section, township and range numbers.

When a document is recorded in our office it is assigned a book and page number and the time and date of recording. The document is then photocopied, entered into a computer indexing program, scanned to form a computer image and then microfilmed.   The original document is returned to the sender within one week.

Fee Schedule Calendar Year 2016:

For recording deeds, mortgages, or other instruments of writing, for the first page 

(not to exceed legal size page 8 1/2' X 14")(Includes Technology & Heritage Trust Fund Fee)......................$15.00

For second page & each additional page or fraction thereof

(Includes Technology & Heritage Trust Fund Fee) .................................................................................$11.00

Recording real estate mortgage assignment or release for the first page

(Includes Technology & Heritage Trust Fund Fee)..........................................................................................$14.00

For second page & each additional page or fraction thereof of assignment or release.....................................$4.00

Recording town plats, for each page.................................................................................................................$26.00

Certificate, certifying any instrument of record..................................................................................................$7.00

Acknowledgement of signature.........................................................................................................................$6.50

For filing liens or materials and services under K.S.A. 58-201.........................................................................$11.00

Lis Pendens K.S.A. 60-2201.............................................................................................................................$5.00

Federal Tax Lien Notices..................................................................................................................................$26.00

Federal Tax Lien Releases...............................................................................................................................$26.00

K.S.A. 44-717(e)(1) Employment Security Law Lien Release (First page only, additional fees apply for second and additional pages and fractions thereof).............................................................................................................$59.00

K.S.A. 39-709(g)Medical Assistance Lien due at time of filing ((First page only, additional fees apply for second and additional pages and fractions thereof) * .....................................................................................................$0.00

K.S.A. 39-709(g)Medical Assistance Lien assignment of release for the first page *.........................................$0.00


If the name of names of any signer or notary public are not plainly typed or printed under the signatures, the register of deeds shall charge and collect a fee of $1.00 in addition to all other fees provided in this schedule. K.S.A. 28-115(d)

If sufficient space is not provided for the necessary recording information and certification on a document, such information shall be placed on an additional sheet and such sheet shall be counted as a page.

The document shall be of sufficient legibility to produce a clear and legible reproduction.  If a document is judged not be a sufficient legibility, such document shall be accompanied by an exact copy thereof which shall be of sufficient legibility to produce a clear and legible reproduction 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.

*no fee shall be charged or collected for any filing made by the secretary of health and environment or the secretary's designee pursuant to K.S.A 28-115(c).  If it is unclear that the person requesting filing is the secretary's designee, standard filing fees shall be collected.

 All deeds and affidavits of equitable interest are required to be accompanied by a state Sales Validation Questionnaire unless there is an exemption clearly stated on the instrument.

For more information please visit the Kansas Register of Deeds Association's web page.

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