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

Ford County, Kansas Overview

Ford County is located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in February 26, 1867 and named after Colonel James Hobart Ford. The county seat is Dodge City. As of 2013, the county has a population of 34819. The county has a total area of 1099 square miles, 1098 square miles of which is land, and 0.8 square miles is water. The county consists of 10 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67801 recorded as the one with the largest population. Ford County borders the following counties: Hodgeman County, Kansas to the north; Clark County, Kansas to the south; Kiowa County, Kansas to the east; Gray County, Kansas to the west; Edwards County, Kansas to the northeast, and; Meade County, Kansas to the southwest.

Ford County Clerk Information

The County Clerk is the official Secretary of the Board of County Commissioners. Other than that, the Clerk is also responsible for elections, finance, records and permits (as the Ford County Freedom of Information Officer).

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Debbie Cox, County Clerk
100 Gunsmoke
Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone: 620-227-4550
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds is an elected office. The office affects anyone who has owned or sold property in the county. These copies are preserved in the record room, an area of the office which is open to interested citizens, attorneys, title searchers, historians, and genealogists for their research, reference and study. In addition to deeds, mortgages and equity loans, documents dealing with property transactions including liens, foreclosures, and mortgage cancellations are also on file. The office also records honorable discharges for veterans.

​There are currently two options to accessing records online for Ford County Kansas. Tapestry is an Internet access program designed for the occasional user working in a real estate-related business. If you do not have experience searching real estate records, you are best advised to visit the Registers of Deeds office for assistance in locating your documents. Laredo, on the other hand, is a subscription based Internet access program designed for the title insurance and other real estate-related firms that require daily access to county records. Laredo offers the benefits of data access in real time, image printing, and searches via many parameters.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Brenda Pogue, Registrar of Deeds
100 Gunsmoke Street
Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone: 620-227-4565
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The County Appraiser is an appointed position with the responsibility to discover, list, appraise and maintain records of data relating to all taxable and exempt real and personal property within Ford County.

The appraiser provides a parcel search feature. The public link allows users to view information used by their office to assist in the valuation of real estate. In addition, there is an additional link available to certified appraisers, lenders and real estate agents to view sales data. Search criteria for the public access include owner’s name, property address, style, property class, parcel and quick reference ID, among others. Search results pull up a comprehensive page of information about the selected parcel, which includes just as much information as the search criteria.

Below is the physical address of the Appraiser:

Patti Israel, County Appraiser
100 Gunsmoke Street
Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone: 620-227-4570
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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:
Rhonda Whitney
Ford County Courthouse
PO Box 197
Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 227-4609

Ford County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Ford 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:Ford County Marriage License
Location:100 Gunsmoke Street, Dodge, Kansas, 67801

Ford County Register of Deeds
County Government Office

Address: 100 Gunsmoke St # 37, Dodge City, KS 67801, United States
Phone: 620-227-4565

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