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

Morris County, Kansas Overview

Morris County is a county located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in February 11, 1859. Named after Thomas Morris, the county seat is Council Grove and it has a population of 5741 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 703 square miles, with its land area encompassing 695 square miles, and its water area 7.6 square miles. The county consists of 8 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 66846 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Morris County borders the following counties: Geary County, Kansas to the north; Chase County, Kansas to the south; Dickinson County, Kansas to the west; Wabaunsee County, Kansas to the northeast; Marion County, Kansas to the southwest, and; Lyon County, Kansas to the southeast.

Morris County Clerk Information

The County Clerk serves as the secretary for the Board of County Commissioners, has various duties relating to the maintenance and preparation of the tax rolls. The County Clerk also serves as the County Election Officer and handles all duties related to voter registration and elections. Other duties include, but are not limited to, accounts payable, homestead and food sales tax refunds, real estate transfer recording, and other record keeping.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Michelle Garrett, County Clerk
501 W Main St, Ste 9
Council Grove, KS 66846
Phone: 620-767-5518
Fax: 620-767-6789
Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday- Friday

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds is responsible for the recording and safekeeping of all transactions relating to real estate in Morris County. Some of these documents are deeds, mortgages, mortgage assignments and releases, oil and gas leases and related instruments, affidavits of various types, powers of attorney, affidavit of equitable interest, platted additions, military discharges, federal and state tax liens and other documents.

All records in the office of the Register of Deeds are open records except for the Military DD214 discharge papers and the Kansas Real Estate Sales Validation Questionnaire.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Corrine L. Blosser, Register of Deeds
501 W. Main, Suite 10
Council Grove, KS 66846
Phone: 620-767-5614
Fax: 620-767-6710
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Appraiser

The County Appraiser has the responsibility to discover, list and appraise all taxable and exempt real and personal property within Morris County.

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:

Richard E. Batchellor, RMA, CKA, Certified General Appraiser
501 West Main Street
Council Grove, KS 66846
(620) 767-5533 office
(620) 767-7717 fax
Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday

District Court

The Clerk of the District Court office is responsible for keeping records on all cases filed with the Court concerning the following:

  • Marriage Licenses
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Fish and Game Citations
  • Probate, Criminal
  • Small Claims
  • Limited Civil
  • Civil
  • Juvenile
  • Adoption
  • Care and Treatment
  • Domestic Relations
  • Child Support
  • payment for court cost, fines and fees

    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:

    Kathleen Rohloff, Clerk of the District Court
    8th Judicial District
    501 W Main Street, Ste 12
    Council Grove, KS 66846
    (620)767-6838
    Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

    Morris, KS Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20096,751
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009465
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200953
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009139
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,083
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200952
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009121
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200950
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,043
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009727
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200989
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200950
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200933
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009187
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009175
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009294
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200934
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200969
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009958
    Morris County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Morris 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:Morris County Marriage License
    Location:501 East Main Street, Council Grove, Kansas, 66846
    Phone:620-767-6838

    Morris County Clerk’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 501 W Main St #9, Council Grove, KS 66846, United States
    Phone: 620-767-5518

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