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

Ottawa County, Kansas Overview

Ottawa County is located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in February 27, 1860 and named after the Odawa tribe. The county seat is Minneapolis. As of 2013, the county has a population of 6042. The county has a total area of 721 square miles, 721 square miles of which is land, and 0.6 square miles is water. The county consists of 11 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67467 recorded as the one with the largest population. Ottawa County borders the following counties: Cloud County, Kansas to the north; Saline County, Kansas to the south; Lincoln County, Kansas to the west; Clay County, Kansas to the northeast; Mitchell County, Kansas to the northwest, and; Dickinson County, Kansas to the southeast.

Ottawa County Clerk Information

The Clerk has various duties relating to property tax levies. The Clerk’s office maintains records for land transfers of the county for taxation purposes. The County Clerk serves as the official secretary for the Board of County Commissioners. The Clerk records County Commission meeting minutes and produces written minutes of all Commissioner meetings. The Clerk issues various licenses and permits, including hunting, fishing, deer, and trapping licenses, as well as moving permits. The County Clerk’s Office in Ottawa County serves as the County Election Office for all elections in the county, which maintains all voter history and voter registrations. There also other duties which the Clerk performs.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Mary Arganbright, County Clerk
307 N Concord, Suite 102
Minneapolis, KS 67467
Phone: (785)392-2279

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds aims to maintain and preserve land records for Ottawa County according to Kansas statutes and to make them accessible for public inspection.

The Register of Deeds office is governed by the Kansas Open Records Act. Almost all records in the Register of Deeds office are required by law to be open to public inspection during regular business hours. The exceptions are the Kansas Real Estate Sales Validation Questionnaire and military discharge records which are open only to authorized persons.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Marilyn Heck, Register of Deeds
307 North Concord, Suite 107
Minneapolis, Kansas 67467-2140
785-392-3605 Fax


The duty of the Ottawa County Appraiser’s Office is to discover, list and appraise all real estate and personal property subject to taxation in Ottawa County.

The appraiser provides a parcel search feature. 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: (785) 392-3037

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:

Sara Thompson, Clerk of Ottawa County District Court
307 N. Concord St.
Minneapolis, KS 67467
Phone: 785 392-2917
Fax: 785 392-3626

Ottawa County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Ottawa 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:Ottawa County Marriage License
Location:307 N. Concord St., Minneapolis, Kansas, 67467

Ottawa County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 307 N Concord St # 130, Minneapolis, KS 67467, United States
Phone: 785-392-2279

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