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

Brown County, Kansas Overview

Brown County is located in the state of Kansas. Named after Albert Gallatin Brown, the county was formed in August 25, 1855 and its county seat is Hiawatha. The county has a total population of 9997, as of 2013, with its area spanning 572 square miles (land area being 571 square miles, while water area being 1.2 square miles). The county consists of 11 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 66434 recorded as the one with the largest population. Brown County borders the following counties: Richardson County, Nebraska to the north; Doniphan County, Kansas to the east; Nemaha County, Kansas to the west; Jackson County, Kansas to the southwest, and; Atchison County, Kansas to the southeast.

Brown County Clerk Information

The duties of the Clerk’s Office include:
Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners
Maintains record of minutes, licenses, applications, contracts, agreements, resolutions
Elections Officer
Financial Administration
Tax Administration
Hunting & Fishing licenses

It is the policy of Brown County that all records shall be open for public inspection unless otherwise provided for by state statute. A form for record requests are readily available to be downloaded and filled up electronically, then mailed to the Clerk. Requests will be responded to within three business days of the receipt of the request. Copies will be $0.50 a page. When the request requires research, compiling, typing, and or printing records, the charge will be $10.00 per hour, with a minimum fee of $10.00.
Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Melissa Gormley, County Clerk
Brown County Courthouse, Second Floor
601 Oregon St.
Hiawatha, KS. 66434
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Register of Deeds
The Register of Deeds office records many documents related to real estate in Brown County. Deeds, mortgage, releases, oil and gas, assignments, plats, surveys in addition to many miscellaneous documents such as Military Discharges, Cemetery Deeds, Federal and State Tax Liens and Power of Attorney just to name a few, are available in the Office.

A Document Management System, powered by Thomson Reuters, is available in the county website. It requires credentials and Internet Explorer 8 to work.
Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:
Nellie Brockhoff, Register of Deeds
Brown County Courthouse, Second Floor
601 Oregon St.
Hiawatha, KS. 66434
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The appraiser provides a parcel search feature. The public link allows users to view information used by their office to assist in the valuation of real estate. In addition, there is an additional link available to certified appraisers, lenders and real estate agents to view sales data. Search criteria for the public access include owner’s name, property address, style, property class, parcel and quick reference ID, among others. Search results pull up a comprehensive page of information about the selected parcel, which includes just as much information as the search criteria.

Below is the physical address of the Appraiser:
Tami Antoine, County Appraiser
Brown County Courthouse, Second Floor
601 Oregon St.
Hiawatha, KS. 66434
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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.

Details about the Clerk of the District Court:
Joy Moore, Clerk of the District Court
Brown County Courthouse
601 Oregon, PO Box 417
Hiawatha, KS 66434-0417
Phone: 785-742-7481 Fax: 785-742-3506

Brown County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Brown 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:Brown County Marriage License
Location:601 Oregon, Po Box 417, Hiawatha, Kansas, 66434

Brown County Register of Deeds
County Government Office

Address: 601 Oregon St # 206, Hiawatha, KS 66434, United States
Phone: 785-742-3741

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