Register of Deeds

"The primary function of the office is the recording of real estate related documents, whether instruments of conveyance(e.g., deed), mortgages, assignments of mortgages or the other interest in real estate, easements, or other documents involving real estate. The register of deeds' responsibility is to "have custody of and safely keep and preserve all books, records, deeds, maps, papers and micro photographs" submitted for recording. The office is also the repository for "maps and plats of cities, subdivisions or additions to the same within [each] county." The documents must be appropriately indexed and copies may be maintained in paper or other authorized formats ...."[excerpt from an article written for the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, by Robert W. Parnacott]

These records belong to the people of Finney County. We pledge to maintain them in good working order for all to use. Our goal is to provide friendly, efficient service.

Services Provided

The Register of Deeds office files and records documents pertaining to real estate, as per state statutes. We also file state and federal tax liens, mechanic liens on vehicles, other various liens, military discharges, and personal property liens referred to as Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings. Most documents require a filing fee, set by state statute.

Our staff is happy to assist in searching our records, however; we are not researchers. We are a filing agency. Copies are available for a small fee.

Real Estate Records

 *Note: this list is not a complete list of ALL documents filed in our office, it is meant to show the most commonly filed documents.
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages 
  • Mortgage assignments/releases
  • Easements
  • Right of Way Agreements
  • Oil & gas leases/assignments
  • Unit declarations
  • Affidavits
  • Subdivision/parcel plats
  • Boundary surveys
  • Protective covenants & restrictions
  • City ordinances/resolutions


Below is a list of liens filed in our office.
  • Mortgages
  • State Tax Lien
  • State Unemployment Lien
  • State Medical Assistance Liens
  • Quarterly Truck Registration Liens
  • Federal Tax Liens
  • UCC
  • Mechanic Liens
  • Harvester's Liens
  • Special Assessment Lien
  • Sewer District Liens
  • Lien for Fine