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

Lyon County, Kansas Overview

Lyon County is a county located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in February 5, 1862. Named after Nathaniel Lyon, the county seat is Emporia and it has a population of 33510 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 855 square miles, with its land area encompassing 847 square miles, and its water area 7.9 square miles. The county consists of 12 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 66801 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Lyon County borders the following counties: Wabaunsee County, Kansas to the north; Greenwood County, Kansas to the south; Chase County, Kansas to the west; Osage County, Kansas to the northeast; Morris County, Kansas to the northwest, and; Coffey County, Kansas to the southeast.

Lyon County Clerk Information

The Kansas County Clerk and Election Official has many duties. It can be categorized into the following:

    1. Clerical

  • Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners
  • 2. Budgeting

  • Responsible for office budget(s)
  • 3. Taxation

  • Calculates July and November abstracts of valuation and taxation
  • 4. Miscellaneous

  • “Freedom of Information Officer” for the County
  • 5. Voter Registration/Election (Chapter 25 of Kansas Statutes)

  • Maintains accurate Voter Registration Rolls

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Tammy Vopat, County Clerk/Election Officer
430 Commercial
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: 620-341-3245

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds office is where all transactions having to do with land including liens and mortgages are recorded and maintained so that the public is made aware of their existence. This is also where financing statements and security agreements are filed.

There are two options for searching land records. One is for users who routinely search records in a single county (Laredo). The other is for users who want to search records in all Fidlar counties (Tapestry). To sign up, contact the Register of Deeds office. Once you’ve set up your Laredo account, you can login by going to www.fidlar.com, click on “Laredo” to download. To access a Tapestry account, go to www.landrecords.net to begin your search.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Wendy Weiss, Register of Deeds
Lyon County Courthouse, 1st floor
Phone: 620-341-3242
Fax: 620-341-3438


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Below is the physical address of the Appraiser:

Gary Stapp, Lyon County Appraiser
Phone: 620-341-3302
Fax: 620-341-3249

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 Court Clerk:
Julie Cooper, Clerk of the District Court
Lyon County Courthouse
430 Commercial Street
Emporia, Kansas 66801
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lyon County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Lyon 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:Lyon County Marriage License
Location:430 Commercial Street, Emporia, Kansas, 66801

Lyon County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 430 Commercial St, Emporia, KS 66801, United States
Phone: 620-341-3243

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