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

Clay County, Kansas Overview

Clay County is located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in February 20, 1857 and named after Henry Clay. The county seat is Clay Center. As of 2013, the county has a population of 8406. The county has a total area of 656 square miles, 645 square miles of which is land, and 10 square miles is water. The county consists of 9 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67432 recorded as the one with the largest population. Clay County borders the following counties: Washington County, Kansas to the north; Dickinson County, Kansas to the south; Riley County, Kansas to the east; Cloud County, Kansas to the west; Ottawa County, Kansas to the southwest, and; Geary County, Kansas to the southeast.

Clay County Clerk Information

The services of the County Clerk include:
Accounts Payable for the entire county
Annual Mill Levy Sheets
Certified Population Figures for Clay County
Issues moving permits for houses
Commissioner Districts (PDF)
Maintaining election records and proceedings including: candidate fillings, voter registration, ballot preparation and election worker training
Our office offers a wide variety of real estate information
Maintains records for Vital Statistics research
Sells most licenses and permits offered by Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

The County Clerk’s office has birth, death, and marriage records from 1885 to 1911. Anything after 1911 is at the Office of Vital Statistics in Topeka, Kansas. The Clay County Museum has the actual marriage records from 1868-1969 and naturalization records. You can also submit a request for record inspection and be able to get public records, as mandated in the Kansas Open Records Act.
Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Kayla Wang, Clay County Clerk
712 Fifth Street
Suite 102
Clay Center, KS 67432
Phone: 785-632-2552
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds records the following documents: cemetery deeds – crosslink with cemetery boards, federal and state tax liens, mortgages, mortgage and documents fee calculator, plats, real estate sales validation questionnaire, and surveys.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Susan Mall, Register of Deeds
712 5th Street
Suite 104
Clay Center, KS 67432
Phone: 785-632-3811
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The Appraiser’s Office provides an online parcel search. Search results can be toggled on the sidebar depending on the information needed. Available information include general info, residential, commercial, agricultural, map, building sketch, and full report. You’ll need credentials in order to view more information about the parcel search results.

Below is the physical address of the Appraiser:
712 5th Street
Suite B1
Clay Center, KS 67432
Phone: 785-632-2800 or 785-632-5264
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Court Clerk Information

The Office of the Clerk of the District Court shall be open for the inspection of public records Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays. ecords requests should be directed in writing to a custodian of the records. You may complete a records request form, the use of which is encouraged, but not required, in making such requests. The Clerk of the Court, as official custodian of the district court records, has designated the following additional person to be custodians of the records for the purposes of the Open Records Act: Kristen Brownell.

Below is the physical address of the District Court:
Melissa Stellner, Clerk of the District Court
712 5th Street
Suite 204
Clay Center, KS 67432
Phone: 785-632-3443
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Clay County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Clay 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:Clay County Marriage License
Location:712 5th Street, Clay Center, Kansas, 67432

Clay County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 712 5th St, Clay Center, KS 67432, United States
Phone: 785-632-2552

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