Montgomery County KS

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

Montgomery County, Kansas Overview

Montgomery County is located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in February 26, 1867 and named after Richard Montgomery. The county seat is Independence. As of 2013, the county has a population of 34292. The county has a total area of 651 square miles, 644 square miles of which is land, and 8 square miles is water. The county consists of 12 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67301 recorded as the one with the largest population. Montgomery County borders the following counties: Wilson County, Kansas to the north; Washington County, Oklahoma to the south; Labette County, Kansas to the east; Chautauqua County, Kansas to the west; Neosho County, Kansas to the northeast; Elk County, Kansas to the northwest, and; Nowata County, Oklahoma to the southeast.

Montgomery County Clerk Information

The Montgomery County Clerk is a member of the Kansas County Clerks Association. Here is a brief overview of the services the county clerk provides:

  • Service to the Public
  • Financial Reports
  • Audit all Budgets and Compute Tax Levies
  • Maintain Tax accounts
  • Official Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners
  • Keeper of Commissioners’ official records
  • Assist with special districts creation
  • Issue permits and Licenses
  • Among other services the office provides.

A request for record inspection is available for download in their website. You need to provide your contact information, as well as the records that you seek.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Charlotte Scott-Schmidt, County Clerk
217 E. Myrtle
Independence, KS

Register of Deeds

The primary purpose of the Register of Deeds is to file and record documents that pertain to real estate in Montgomery County. Some of these documents are deeds, death certificates, affidavits, mortgages, maps and oil or gas leases. The office also files financing statements and agreements on personal property under the uniform commercial code, federal and state tax liens, corporation papers, powers of attorney and military discharges.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Marilyn Calhoun, Montgomery County Register of Deeds
217 E. Myrtle, Suite 205
Independence, KS


The primary function of the Appraiser is to determine the fair market value of all assessable properties in the county. This includes real estate and improvements, personal property and oil or gas leases.

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, 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:
Phone: 620-330-1050

District Court

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 District Court:

Joni Pratt, Clerk of the District Court
Montgomery County District Court
300 E Main St Suite 201
Independence, KS 67301
Phone: 620-330-1070
Fax: 620-331-6120

Montgomery County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Montgomery 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:Montgomery County Marriage License
Location:300 East Main Street, Independence, Kansas, 67301

Montgomery County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 217 E Myrtle St, Independence, KS 67301, United States
Phone: 620-330-1200

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