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

Rice County, Kansas Overview

Rice County is a county located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in February 26, 1867. Named after Samuel Allen Rice, the county seat is Lyons and it has a population of 10011 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 728 square miles, with its land area encompassing 726 square miles, and its water area 1.7 square miles. The county consists of 13 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67554 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Rice County borders the following counties: Ellsworth County, Kansas to the north; Reno County, Kansas to the south; McPherson County, Kansas to the east; Barton County, Kansas to the northwest, and; Stafford County, Kansas to the southwest.

Rice County Clerk Information

The County Clerk…

  • Is the official secretary of the County and of the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Retains the County Commissioners
  • Maintains tax unit maps of the county.
  • Prepares and presents the county budget to the Commissioners for approval.
  • Assists with the preparation of all township and cemetery budgets and annual reports.
  • Maintains changes to the original tax roll
  • Serves as the Freedom of Information contact person for the county.
  • Issues moving permits and other permits.
  • Does other duties as mandated by the State Statutes.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Alicia Showalter, County Clerk
101 West Commercial
Lyons, KS 67554
Phone: 620.257.2232
Fax: 620.257.3039
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds has custody of and safely keeps and preserves all records pertaining to land kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as required by law.

All records in the office of the Register of Deeds are open records except for the Kansas Real Estate Sales Validation Questionnaire.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Rhonda Hunt, Register of Deeds
101 West Commercial Lyons, KS 67554
Phone: 620.257.2931
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


A parcel search feature is made available by the county website. You can enter your credentials if you are a registered user or opt for public access. You can also request for temporary credentials. The public access search provides a comprehensive list of search criteria in which you can use to search for a parcel. Search criteria include address, parcel ID/number, property tract description, appraised value, property class, parcel acreage, and more. Comprehensive information about the parcel, like owner information and general property information, as well as many other information, are readily available in the search.

Below is the physical address of the Appraiser:

Gayla Godfrey, Rice County Appraiser
101 West Commercial
Lyons, KS 67554
Phone: 620.257.3611
Phone: 620.257.3830
Fax: 620.257.0073
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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:

Jane E. Hrabik, Clerk of the Court
101 West Commercial
Third Floor
Lyons, KS 67554
Phone: 620.257.2383
Fax: 620.257.3826
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Rice County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Rice 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:Rice County Marriage License
Location:101 West Commercial, Third Floor, Lyons, Kansas, 67554

Rice County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 101 W Commercial St, Lyons, KS 67554, United States
Phone: 620-257-2232

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