Lookup Public Records in Barton CountyKansas. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Barton County, Kansas Overview

Barton County is located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in February 26, 1867 and named after Clara Barton, responsible for the founding of the American Red Cross. The county seat is Great Bend. As of 2013, the county has a population of 27509. The county has a total area of 901 square miles, 895 square miles of which is land, and 5.2 square miles is water. The county consists of 10 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67530 recorded as the one with the largest population. Barton County borders the following counties: Russell County, Kansas to the north; Stafford County, Kansas to the south; Rush County, Kansas to the west; Ellsworth County, Kansas to the northeast; Ellis County, Kansas to the northwest; Pawnee County, Kansas to the southwest, and; Rice County, Kansas to the southeast.

Barton County Clerk Information

A brief description of the duties and responsibilities of the County Clerk’s Office is as follows:

  • Takes minutes at all Commission Agenda meeting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Real Estate transfer record
  • Issues Fish and Game licenses, large game permits, etc.
  • Audit all 22 Barton County township annual reports and special district annual reports
  • Certification of valuation
  • Certify tax roll to the County Treasurer for collection and preparation of tax statements
  • Mail/copy center
  • Prepares financial reports to the State of Kansas
  • …among other duties.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Donna Zimmerman
Barton County Clerk / Election Officer
Bev Schmeidler
Assistant Deputy Clerk / Records
620.793.1835 (ext.2267)
1400 Main Rm 202
Great Bend, KS 67530

Register of Deeds

The primary function of the office is the recording of real estate related documents, deeds, mortgages, assignments of mortgages or other interests 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 microphotographs” submitted for recording. (K.S.A. 19-1204) The office is also the repository for “maps and plats of cities, subdivisions or additions to the same within (each) county.” (K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 19-1207)

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Pam Wornkey, Barton County Register of Deeds
Barton County Courthouse
1400 Main St Room 205
Great Bend KS 67530
Phone: 620-793-1849
Regular Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

The County Appraiser, with the assistance of staff members, is responsible for the discovery, listing and the uniform and equitable appraisal of all taxable and exempt real and personal property in compliance with the constitution and statutes of the State of Kansas for tax purposes.

The Appraiser provides a property search feature in their website. You can locate real property by keying in the address, owner’s name, Parcel ID, description (section, township, range) or pointing to it on the map. The map will zoom into the parcel showing ownership boundaries and a 2010 digital aerial photo. The Barton County map will appear with the various options for searching the map and the appraisal information attached to the parcels.

Below is the physical address of the Appraiser:

Barbara Esfeld, County Appraiser
Barton County Appraiser’s Office
1400 Main, Room 206
Great Bend, KS 67530
620.793.1821 (Office)
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Court Clerk Information

The Kansas Open Records Act allows you to inspect and obtain copies of public records maintained by Kansas courts, as long as those records are not exempt from disclosure. Some case information is available online through appellate case search or district case search (fee-based). Many records maintained by Kansas courts are open for inspection. More commonly requested records include court case files and transcripts, final judgments from civil and criminal cases, court budgets, and certified oaths of office.

Below is the physical address of the Clerk of the District Court:
Heather Ward
Clerk of the District Court
1400 Main, Room 306
Great Bend, KS 67530
Phone: (620) 793-1856

Barton County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Barton County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Section 23, Art. 1 and Premarital Agreements – Section 23, Art. 24
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Barton County Marriage License
Location:1400 Main Street, Great Bend, Kansas, 67530

Barton County Register-Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 1400 Main St #205, Great Bend, KS 67530, United States
Phone: 620-793-1849

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