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

Cowley County, Kansas Overview

Cowley County is a county located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in February 26, 1867. Named after Matthew R. Cowley, the county seat is Winfield and it has a population of 36204 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 1132 square miles, with its land area encompassing 1126 square miles, and its water area 6.7 square miles. The county consists of 14 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67005 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Cowley County borders the following counties: Butler County, Kansas to the north; Osage County, Oklahoma to the south; Chautauqua County, Kansas to the east; Sumner County, Kansas to the west; Elk County, Kansas to the northeast; Sedgwick County, Kansas to the northwest, and; Kay County, Oklahoma to the southwest.

Cowley County Clerk Information

When making a request for open records please submit a written request using either the Open Records Request Form or you can send an email. Please include the following with your request: your name, mailing address or email address, and specific information being requested. Please include all information that will assist the Clerk in fulfilling your request.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Karen Madison, County Clerk
Cowley County South Annex
321 East 10 Ave
Winfield, Kansas 67156
Telephone Numbers
Winfield: 620.221.5400
Arkansas City: 620.441.4500

Register of Deeds

The Cowley County Register of Deeds Office is the central location for vital records and land records for Cowley County. The Register of Deeds Office is responsible for recording and maintaining transactions affecting real estate in Cowley County. This includes but is not limited to; deeds, mortgages, oil and gas leases, and plats.

To request county records, please fill out the Open Records Request Form and submit to the Register of Deeds Office. Cowley County does charge a fee to assemble requested information. This covers the cost of staff time as well as the cost of copying or reproducing the record.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:
Toni Long, Register of Deeds
County Courthouse
311 E. 9th Ave.
Winfield, KS 67156
Hours: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Telephone: 620.221.5461

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. Alternatively, you can also request for temporary credentials. 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.

Below is the physical address of the Appraiser:

Lori Reedy, Appraiser
321 E. 10th Ave.
Winfield, Kansas 67156
Phone: 620.221.5430

Court Clerk Information

Requests for copies of court records should be made in writing addressed to the district court clerk’s office. The clerk’s office charges a search fee of $12.00. Copies may be purchased at the rate of 50 cents per page. Records of court action that occurred after Jan. 1, 2008 may also be obtained through a subscription to www.kansas.gov. You may also search for case information by using public access computers that are located at the district court clerk’s office in Winfield and Arkansas City. There is no fee for the use of the public access computer.

Below is the physical addresses of the District Court Clerk’s Office:

Cheryl Wilson, Chief Clerk
Cowley County Courthouse
311 E. 9th Ave. – P.O. Box 472
Winfield, KS 67156
Telephone: 620.221.5470
Cowley County Courthouse
City Hall Building P.O. Box 1152
Arkansas City, KS 67005
Telephone: 620.441.4520

Cowley, KS Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200937,314
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,873
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009120
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009139
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,264
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,154
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009289
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,448
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009135
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20098,697
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200987
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200968
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20094,402
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009808
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009183
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009333
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009139
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009704
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,017
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200921
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009585
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009254
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200921
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20099,046
Cowley County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Cowley 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:Cowley County Marriage License
Location:311 E. 9Th Ave. – P.O. Box 472, Winfield, Kansas, 67156
Phone:620-221-5470

Cowley County Clerk’s Office

Address: 321 East 10 Ave Winfield, Kansas 67156
Phone: 620.221.5400

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