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

Butler County, Kansas Overview

Butler County is a county located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in August 25, 1855. Named after U.S. Senator from South Carolina, Andrew Butler (1796–1857), the county seat is El Dorado and it has a population of 65803 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 1447 square miles, with its land area encompassing 1430 square miles, and its water area 17 square miles. The county consists of 18 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67042 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Butler County borders the following counties: Cowley County, Kansas to the south; Greenwood County, Kansas to the east; Harvey County and Sedgwick County, Kansas to the west; Chase County, Kansas to the northeast; Marion County, Kansas to the northwest; Sumner County, Kansas to the southwest, and; Elk County, Kansas to the southeast.

Butler County Clerk Information

Services and functions provided by the County Clerk’s Office include:

  • Working closely with the County Commission
  • Maintaining tax rolls and real estate tax statement information
  • Maintaining transfer records
  • Maintaining election records and proceedings
  • Working closely with the County Appraiser’s and County Treasurer’s offices
  • Issuing a variety of licenses and permits
  • Maintaining land records from the 1800s to present
  • Maintaining vital statistic records from 1800s to 1911
  • …among others.

Application forms for certified copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates are made available for download in the Clerk’s website. However, these are to be mailed to the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics, along with a copy of photo ID or two alternative documents indicated in the form.

In line with the Kansas Open Records Act, the Clerk’s Office also provides a form for requesting access to public records. You need to make sure your request is as specific as possible so that the department can attempt to fulfill it accurately and completely. The form will need to be submitted to the department whose records are being requested.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Don Engels, County Clerk
Butler County Clerk’s Office
205 W Central Ave
El Dorado, KS 67042
Ph: (316) 322-4239

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds Office is a county office where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and maintained so the public is made aware of their existence. Also, financial statements are filed on personal property under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Marcia McCoy, Register of Deeds
205 W. Central
Suite 104
El Dorado, KS 67042
Ph: (316) 322-4113


The County Appraiser is an appointed position with the responsibility to discover, list, appraise, and maintain records of the data relating to all taxable and exempt real and personal property within Butler County.

Below is the physical address of the Appraiser:
205 W. Central
Third Floor
El Dorado, KS 67042
Ph: (316) 322-4220


The primary function of the Department is to locate, identify, and inventory real property both graphically and analytically for taxing purposes.

The Register of Deeds or their staff would be more than happy to answer whatever questions you may have. It is better if you personally visit the office. However, if you cannot, you may obtain certain information over the phone or via email. Online indexes for real estate information and GIS maps are also readily available at your disposal.

With the partnership of the Appraiser, a parcel search feature is made available by the county website. You can enter your credentials if you are a registered user or opt for public access. The public access search provides a comprehensive list of search criteria in which you can use to search for a parcel. Search criteria include address, parcel ID/number, property tract description, appraised value, property class, parcel acreage, and more. Comprehensive information about the parcel, like owner information and general property information, as well as many other information, are readily available in the search. With the partnership of the Mapping/GIS Department, a GIS map is also available to be viewed in desktop or mobile.

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:

Janell Jessup, Clerk of the District Court
Butler County Judicial Center
201 W. Pine, Suite 101
El Dorado, Kansas 67042

Butler County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Butler 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:Butler County Marriage License
Location:201 West Pine Avenue, El Dorado, Kansas, 67042

Butler County Register of Deeds
County Government Office

Address: 205 W Central Ave # 104, El Dorado, KS 67042, United States
Phone: 316-322-4113

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