Ellsworth County KS

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

Ellsworth County, Kansas Overview

Ellsworth County is located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in February 26, 1867 and named after Fort Ellsworth, named in honor of 2nd Lieutenant Allen Ellsworth of the 7th Iowa Cavalry (Company H), who supervised construction of the fort in 1864 during the American Civil War. The county seat is Ellsworth. As of 2013, the county has a population of 6398. The county has a total area of 723 square miles, 716 square miles of which is land, and 7.4 square miles is water. The county consists of 9 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67439 recorded as the one with the largest population. Ellsworth County borders the following counties: Lincoln County, Kansas to the north; Rice County, Kansas to the south; Saline County, Kansas to the east; Russell County, Kansas to the northwest; Barton County, Kansas to the southwest, and; McPherson County, Kansas to the southeast.

Ellsworth County Clerk Information

The County Clerk is responsible for a wide range of duties as specified by State Statutes.

  • Serves as Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners; attends Commissioner meetings; prepares and posts agendas and keeps the minutes; maintains proceedings of Commissioner’s meeting, including contracts and agreements entered into by county;
  • Records all deeds and transfer and maintains the County Tax rolls;
  • Prepares real estate, personal property and state assessed tax roll and certifies to County Treasurer;
  • Carries out all elections and certifies to the Secretary of State; maintain voter database; accepts filings for public office;
  • Provides Accounts Payable and Payroll functions for all county departments and receives all claims filed against the county;
  • Maintains personnel records, job descriptions and the County Policy;
  • Serves as County Freedom of Information Officer;
  • Provides assistance to county residents in preparing Homestead Tax Refund Application for the Kansas Department of Revenue;
  • …among other duties comprehensively mentioned in their website.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Shelly D Vopat, Ellsworth County Clerk
210 N Kansas Ave, Suite 6
Ellsworth, KS 67439
Ph: 785-472-4161
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Register of Deeds

This office is responsible for recording transactions relating to real estate in Ellsworth County. This includes deeds, mortgages, oil and gas leases and plated additions to the cities of our county. These records date back to the 1870’s. This office is also responsible for filing financing states and security agreements on personal property according to the regulations of the Uniform Commercial Code, federal and state tax liens, powers of attorney, military discharges, corporation papers and county school records.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Janice Sneath, Register of Deeds
210 N Kansas, Suite 7
Ellsworth, Kansas 67439-3118
Phone: (785) 472-3022
Hours: 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday


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:

Carl Miller, RMA
Ellsworth County Appraiser
210 North Kansas Ave.
Ellsworth, KS 67439
Phone (785) 472 – 3165

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:

Peggy A. Svaty, Clerk of District Court
210 N Kansas Ave
Ellsworth, KS 67439
Phone: 785-472-4052, 785-472-3833, 785-472-3832
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ellsworth County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Ellsworth 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:Ellsworth County Marriage License
Location:210 North Kansas Avenue, Ellsworth, Kansas, 67439

Ellsworth Register of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 210 N Kansas Ave # 7, Ellsworth, KS 67439, United States
Phone: 785-472-3022

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