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

Elk County, Kansas Overview

Elk County is located in the state of Kansas. Named after the Elk River, the county was formed in March 25, 1875 and its county seat is Howard. The county has a total population of 2655, as of 2013, with its area spanning 650 square miles (land area being 644 square miles, while water area being 6.2 square miles). The county consists of 10 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67349 recorded as the one with the largest population. Elk County borders the following counties: Greenwood County, Kansas to the north; Chautauqua County, Kansas to the south; Wilson County, Kansas to the east; Butler County, Kansas to the northwest; Cowley County, Kansas to the southwest, and; Montgomery County, Kansas to the southeast.

Elk County Clerk Information

The Elk County Clerk provides numerous services to the public and county government. In addition to issuing hunting & fishing licenses, assisting citizens with homestead and food tax refunds and answering general questions, the Clerk’s office performs various functions that the public seldom sees. From preparing meeting agendas and acting as the repository for official records of the County Commission to payroll & various Human Resource functions, the Clerk’s office is a busy place.

Under Kansas law, citizens have the right to access public records and observe many meetings where decisions are made that affect the state. The Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) and the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) dictate what meetings and records are open to the public.
Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Kerry Herrod-Mott, Clerk
1st Floor, County Courthouse
P.O. Box 606
Howard, KS. 67349 – 0606
Phone: (620) 374-2490

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds preserves, maintains custody & safekeeping of all the books, records, deeds, maps and papers deposited or kept in the Office of the Register of Deeds. The Register also records 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 performs other duties as required by law.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Stephanie Ollenborger, Register of Deeds
1st Floor, County Courthouse
P.O. Box 476
Howard, KS. 67349 – 0476
Phone: (620) 374-2472


The Elk County Appraiser’s Office values property for local Ad Valorem (property) tax purposes. The Appraiser’s Office determines market value through the use of generally accepted appraisal methods. This office also has implemented GIS (Geographic Information System); this is a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

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:

Jeremy McCully, RMA, Appraiser
Basement, County Courthouse
P.O. Box 627
Howard, KS. 67349 – 0627
Phone: (620) 374-2832

Court Clerk Information

The District Court Clerk assists in the processing of traffic, civil and criminal cases, and provides counter service which includes receiving and receipting money and providing assistance on court matters to attorneys, law enforcement officers, jurors, and the public. The Clerk processes and maintains all legal documents according to court rules and state statutes. The Clerk also collects appropriate fees, receives fine payments, enters case disposition on court computers, and schedules court appearances. Most records retained by the Clerk are public records.

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:

Erin Meador, Clerk of District Court
1st Floor, County Courthouse
P.O. Box 306
Howard, Kansas
Phone: (620) 374-2370
(8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mon – Fri)

Elk County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 127 N Pine St, Howard, KS 67349, United States
Phone: 620-374-2490

One response on “Elk County KS

  1. ken cranford says:

    stephanie did you find a copy of my dd214 my army discharge papers

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