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

Pratt County, Kansas Overview

Pratt County is located in the state of Kansas. Named after Caleb S. Pratt, the county was formed in February 26, 1867 and its county seat is Pratt. The county has a total population of 9878, as of 2013, with its area spanning 736 square miles (land area being 735 square miles, while water area being 0.7 square miles). The county consists of 10 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67124 recorded as the one with the largest population. Pratt County borders the following counties: Stafford County, Kansas to the north; Barber County, Kansas to the south; Kingman County, Kansas to the east; Kiowa County, Kansas to the west; Reno County, Kansas to the northeast, and; Edwards County, Kansas to the northwest.

Pratt County Clerk Information

Duties of the County Clerk

  • Bookkeeping
  • Process accounts payable for all county department
  • Personnel
  • Distribute and collect applications for all county vacancies
  • Maintain copy of current county policy and job descriptions
  • Maintain personnel files
  • Prepare ads for vacant positions
  • Real estate
  • Record transfer of ownership from deeds, probates, divorce decrees, death certificates, etc.
  • Maintain a file of real estate by address, legal description, and name
  • Secretary to county commissioners
  • Keep county commissioners’ official records

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

    Sherry Kruse, County Clerk
    County Courthouse
    300 S. Ninnescah
    P.O. Box 885
    Pratt, KS 67124
    Ph: 620-672-4110
    Fx: 620-672-9541
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Freedom of Information Officer

    Check with the 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 Freedom of Information Officer:

    Robert Schmisseur, Freedom of Information Officer
    Ph: 620-672-3292
    223 S. Main St.
    P.O. Box 313
    Pratt, KS 67124

    Register of Deeds

    The Register of Deeds Office is responsible for recording all transactions relating to real estate in Pratt County. This includes deeds, mortgages, oil and gas leases, and platted additions to all cities in the county, county school records, federal IRS liens, State Unemployment Tax Liens, Mechanics liens on personal properties, military discharges and powers of attorney along other miscellaneous documents.

    All records in this office are open to the public with the exception of the Kansas Real Estate Sales Validation Questionnaire and military discharges which are closed by State Statute.

    Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

    Sherry Wenrich, Register of Deeds
    County Courthouse
    300 S. Ninnescah
    P.O. Box 873
    Pratt, KS 67124
    Ph: 620-672-4140
    Fx: 620-672-9541
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    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:

    Shawna Kiley, Clerk of the District Court
    Pratt County District Court
    Pratt County Courthouse
    300 S Ninnescah
    PO Box 984
    Pratt, KS 67124
    Phone: 620-672-4100
    Fax: 620-672-2902

    Pratt, KS Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20099,264
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009867
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200912
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009144
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200925
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009116
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,023
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200951
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009236
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200948
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,145
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,062
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200999
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200985
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200999
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009194
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009107
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009180
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200971
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009128
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200940
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,452
    Pratt County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Pratt 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:Pratt County Marriage License
    Location:300 South Ninnescah Street, Pratt, Kansas, 67124
    Phone:620-672-4100

    Pratt County Clerk’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 300 S Ninnescah St, Pratt, KS 67124, United States
    Phone: 620-672-4110

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