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

Bourbon County, Kansas Overview

Bourbon County is located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in August 25, 1855 and named after Bourbon County, Kentucky. The county seat is Fort Scott. As of 2013, the county has a population of 14852. The county has a total area of 639 square miles, 635 square miles of which is land, and 3.6 square miles is water. The county consists of 12 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 66701 recorded as the one with the largest population. Bourbon County borders the following counties: Linn County, Kansas to the north; Crawford County, Kansas to the south; Vernon County, Missouri to the east; Allen County, Kansas to the west; Anderson County, Kansas to the northwest, and; Neosho County, Kansas to the southwest.

Bourbon County Clerk Information

The Bourbon County Clerk performs the following duties:

Serves as Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners
Prepares annual budgets for most townships and fire districts and all cemeteries, watersheds and light districts in the County.
Receives and compiles all budgets submitted by County entities, cities, townships, the community college, school districts, and all special districts.
Prepares real estate, personal property, and state assessed tax roll, including special assessments, and certifies to County Treasurer.
Carries out all elections and certifies to the Secretary of State; maintains voter database; accepts filings for public office
Serves as the County Freedom of Information Officer.
Maintains fixed asset inventory for the County
…among other duties.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Kendell Mason, Bourbon County Clerk
210 S National Ave
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Register of Deeds
The Register of Deeds Office is responsible for the filing of deeds, mortgages, releases, tax liens, oil and gas leases, military discharge records and many more. The Register of Deeds Office maintains and preserves an- up- to- date and accurate set of indexes.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:
Lora Holdridge, Register of Deeds
210 S National. ste 14
Fort Scott KS 66701
620-223-3800 ext 106
The GIS Department is responsible for the daily operations of the County Geographic Information System (GIS) and providing technical assistance to the County, Cities, and Towns utilizing the system.

Below are details about the GIS Department:
Shane Walker
GIS Director
210 S National Ave
Office 12
Fort Scott, KS 66701
620-223-3800 x127
The KSCAMA data is available online for searching parcels. There are three search levels available; one for the Public and two for Registered Users. The Public search level displays a comprehensive list of information, but rather limited compared to information for Registered Users.
The Records Management Imaging System (RMIS) is available for online searches. There is a fee for this service. Records are available from 1993 to the present. You will need a username and password to access the secure site. Contact Lora Holdridge, Bourbon County Register of Deeds, to get registered and for pricing.
The Bourbon County Clerk is the designated contact person for requests made under the Kansas Open Records Act. To request open records, fill out an Open Records Request Form and send it by email. Requests for open records should be made in writing to assure understanding of what is being requested. Though a form is not required, one is available for your use. Please fill it out and present it to the County Clerk so that it may be reviewed and/or fulfilled.
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 are details about the Clerk of the District Court:
Rhonda E. Cole, Clerk of the District Court
210 S. National Street
P.O. Box 868
Ft. Scott, KS 66701
Phone: (620) 223-0780

Bourbon County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Bourbon 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:Bourbon County Marriage License
Location:210 South National Avenue, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701

Bourbon County Register-Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 210 S National Ave # 20, Fort Scott, KS 66701, United States
Phone: 620-223-3800

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