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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

    Appraiser

    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, KS Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200932,776
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,210
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200926
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200958
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009567
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009182
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009444
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,591
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009359
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,068
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009259
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200915,372
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200924
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,192
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009240
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009312
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009358
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009709
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009436
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009496
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200914
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009655
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200965
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200951
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,143
    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
    Phone:785-628-9410

    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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