Dickinson County KS

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

Dickinson County, Kansas Overview

Dickinson County is located in the state of Kansas. Named after Daniel S. Dickinson, the county was formed in February 20, 1857 and its county seat is Abilene. The county has a total population of 19609, as of 2013, with its area spanning 852 square miles (land area being 847 square miles, while water area being 4.9 square miles). The county consists of 12 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67410 recorded as the one with the largest population. Dickinson County borders the following counties: Clay County, Kansas to the north; Marion County, Kansas to the south; Geary County, Kansas to the east; Saline County, Kansas to the west; Ottawa County, Kansas to the northwest; McPherson County, Kansas to the southwest, and; Morris County, Kansas to the southeast.

Dickinson County Clerk Information

The County Clerk’s Office takes daily phone calls assisting people as well as those who walk in requesting information. The office also:

  • Acts as secretary to the Board of County Commissioners by attending the sessions of the Board, either in person or by deputy
    1. Keeps the seal, records the papers of the board
    2. Signs the records of proceedings and attests the same with the seal of the county.
  • Assist township, cemetery, watershed, fire districts with budget preparations
  • Assist with genealogy research
  • Handle house moving permits
  • Maintain records for many items
  • Manage open records request
  • Serve as Election Officer for Dickinson County
  • …among other duties the office performs.

Documents maintained by the County Clerk include permits (firework, house moving), birth, marriage and death records, cemetery districts, township officers, school board members/hospital board/city officials, school district maps by member districts, levies, and past elections. If you have the right to access these documents, you can request a copy of it through an open records request, along with some other documents that the office has. You’ll need to specifically describe the document you need in the request.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Barbara Jones, County Clerk
109 E. First Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Phone: 785-263-3774

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds has custody of and safely keeps and preserves all records pertaining to all land records for Dickinson County. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as required by law.

All records in the Office of the Register of Deeds are open records except for the Kansas Real Estate Validation Questionnaire. The questionnaire is open to those protesting their taxes and to Kansas Certified General Real Property Appraisers. The open records can be requested with an open records request.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Jill Freeman, Register of Deeds
109 E 1st Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Phone: 785-263-3073


Each year the Appraiser reviews recent real estate sales and considers local economic conditions in order to maintain the most current value of the property in the county.

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:
Bruce Wright, Appraiser
109 E. 1st Street
Suite 103
Abilene, KS 67410
Phone: 785-263-4418

Court Clerk Information

The Clerk of the District Court office is responsible for keeping records on all cases filed with the Court concerning the following:

  • Marriage Licenses
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Fish and Game Citations
  • Probate
  • Criminal
  • Small Claims
  • Limited Civil
  • Civil
  • …among others.

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 is the physical address of the Clerk of the District Court:
Cindy MacDonald, Clerk of the District Court
109 E 1st Street
Suite 306
Abilene, KS 67410
Phone: 785-263-3142, ext. 300

Dickinson County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Dickinson 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:Dickinson County Marriage License
Location:109 East 1st Street, Abilene, Kansas, 67410

Dickinson County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 109 E 1st St # 207, Abilene, KS 67410, United States
Phone: 785-263-3774

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