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

Ellis County, Kansas Overview

Ellis County is a county located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in 1867. Named after George Ellis, first lieutenant of the Twelfth Kansas Infantry, the county seat is Hays and it has a population of 29061 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 900 square miles, with its land area encompassing 899 square miles, and its water area 0.5 square miles. The county consists of 10 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67601 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Ellis County borders the following counties: Rooks County, Kansas to the north; Rush County, Kansas to the south; Russell County, Kansas to the east; Trego County, Kansas to the west; Osborne County, Kansas to the northeast, and; Ness County, Kansas to the southwest.

Ellis County Clerk Information

Services provided by the County Clerk’s Office include:

  • Cereal malt beverage/drinking establishment licenses within a rural area
  • Homestead Tax Refund – Kansas Homestead 2016 Claim Form
  • Moving permit
  • Passports
  • Real estate ownership transfers for real estate taxes
  • Voter registration
  • Transient Merchant License

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Donna J. Maskus, County Clerk / Election Officer
718 Main St.
P.O. Box 720
Hays, KS 67601
Ph: (785) 628-9410

Register of Deeds

The register of deeds office is required by the laws of the State of Kansas to:

  • Record all documents submitted by the public which are qualified to be recorded
  • Maintain an up-to-date and accurate set of indexes which show the correct ownership of land in the entire county

All records in the register of deeds office are required by law to be open to the public, except for the Kansas Real Estate Sales Validation Questionnaire. The questionnaire is open to those protesting their taxes and to Kansas-certified general real property appraisers only.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:
Rebecca Herzog, Registrar
718 Main St.
Hays, KS 67601
Ph: (785) 628-9450
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


The Appraiser’s mission is to discover, accurately list, and value all taxable property in the county in an equitable and fair manner.

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.

Below is the physical address of the Appraiser:
Lisa Ree, County Appraiser
718 Main St.
P.O. Box 309
Hays, KS 67601
Ph: (785) 628-9400
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

Below is the physical address of the Clerk of the District Court:

Emily Bloom, Clerk of the District Court
Ellis County District Court
P.O. Box 8
107 W. 12th St.
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785-628-9415

Ellis County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Ellis 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:Ellis County Marriage License
Location:1204 Fort Street, Hays, Kansas, 67601

Ellis County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 1204 Fort St, Hays, KS 67601, United States
Phone: 785-628-9410

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