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

Phillips County, Kansas Overview

Phillips County is located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in February 26, 1867 and named after William A. Phillips. The county seat is Phillipsburg. As of 2013, the county has a population of 5540. The county has a total area of 895 square miles, 886 square miles of which is land, and 8.7 square miles is water. The county consists of 8 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67661 recorded as the one with the largest population. Phillips County borders the following counties: Harlan County, Nebraska to the north; Rooks County, Kansas to the south; Smith County, Kansas to the east; Norton County, Kansas to the west; Franklin County, Nebraska to the northeast, and; Graham County, Kansas to the southwest.

Phillips County Clerk Information

Duties of the County Clerk can be categorized into the following

  • Secretary to County Commissioners
  • Bookkeeping
  • Personnel
  • Real Estate
  • Wild Life
  • Solid Waste

Most records maintained by public entities are open for inspection and/or copying by individuals. To request a record, check with the records custodian or local Freedom of Information Officer to determine whether the information that you need is available. Please remember to be courteous and specific when requesting information so that the custodian will be able to serve you better. You may be asked to submit your request for information in writing. The records custodian may have a prepared form for the purpose. Make sure your request is as specific as possible so that your request may be filled quickly and completely. The records custodian may ask detailed questions in order to fulfill your request accurately. Most records will be produced within three business days from the time the request is received. If the request is denied, you will receive a written explanation for the delay or denial.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Linda McDowell, County Clerk
301 State St. Suite A
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
Tel: 785.543.6825
Hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds office is responsible for recording, maintaining and preserving real property records in Phillips County. Deeds, mortgages, easements, oil and gas leases and plats are documents typically filed in the Register of Deeds office.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Robert Kessee, Register of Deeds
301 State St. Suite D
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
Tel: 785.543.6875
Hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri


The County Appraiser is responsible for discovering, listing, and valuing all property within Phillips County and must follow state laws when meeting these responsibilities. Each year the Appraiser must review recent real estate sales and consider local economic conditions in order to maintain the most current value of the property in the county.

Below is the physical address of the Appraiser:

Alan Hale, County Appraiser’s Office
301 State St. Suite C
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
Tel: 785.543.6810
Hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri

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:

Debra Grammon, Clerk of the District Court
Phillips County Courthouse
301 State Street PO Box 564
Phillipsburg, KS 67661-0564
Phone: 785-543-6830
Fax: 785-543-6832

Phillips County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Phillips 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:Phillips County Marriage License
Location:301 State Street Po Box 564, Phillipsburg, Kansas, 67661

Phillips County Clerk Office
County Government Office

Address: 301 State St, Phillipsburg, KS 67661, United States
Phone: 785-543-6825

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