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

Seward County, Kansas Overview

Seward County is located in the state of Kansas. Named after William H. Seward, the county was formed in March 20, 1873 and its county seat is Liberal. The county has a total population of 23390, as of 2013, with its area spanning 640 square miles (land area being 639 square miles, while water area being 1 square miles). The county consists of 6 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67901 recorded as the one with the largest population. Seward County borders the following counties: Haskell County, Kansas to the north; Meade County, Kansas to the east; Stevens County, Kansas to the west; Texas County, Oklahoma to the southwest, and; Beaver County, Oklahoma to the southeast.

Seward County Clerk Information

The County Clerk serves as the official secretary for the Board of County Commissioners. The Clerk records and produces all County Commission meeting minutes. The County Clerk’s duties also include but are not limited to

  • Elections
  • Tax levies
  • Accounts Payable
  • Restlawn Cemetery
  • Freedom of Information Officer

The Seward County Clerk is the designated contact person to obtain information regarding the Freedom of Information Act. To request open records, fill out an Open Records Request Form or contact the County Clerk’s Office. The request form only requires the name of the records you require and your contact information.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Stacia Long, County Clerk / Election Official
515 N Washington
Suite 100
Liberal, KS 67901
Phone: 620-626-3355
Fax: 620-626-3211
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds office files and records documents that pertain to real estate and oil and gas in Seward County. These documents include

  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Easements
  • Affidavits
  • Plats
  • Oil and gas leases
  • Military discharges
  • Federal tax liens
  • Liens on personal property known as Uniform Commercial Code
  • Liens for automobile repair

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Karen Warden, Register of Deeds
515 N Washington
Suite 103
Liberal, KS 67901
Phone: 620-626-3220
Fax: 620-626-3362
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Appraiser

The County Appraiser is an appointed office with the responsibility to discover, list, appraise, and maintain records of data relating to all taxable and exempt, real and personal property within Seward County.

The appraiser provides a parcel search feature. The public link allows users to view information used by their office to assist in the valuation of real estate. In addition, there is an additional link available to certified appraisers, lenders and real estate agents to view sales data. 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:

Angela Eichman, County Appraiser
515 N Washington Avenue
Suite 104
Liberal, KS 67901
Phone: 620-626-3250
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.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:

Koleen Nosekabel, Clerk of District Court
415 N Washington
Suite 103
Liberal, KS 67901
Phone: 620-626-3375
Fax: 620-626-3302
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Seward County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Seward 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:Seward County Marriage License
Location:415 North Washington Avenue, Liberal, Kansas, 67901
Phone:620-626-3375

Seward County Register of Deed Office
County Government Office

Address: 515 N Washington Ave # 103, Liberal, KS 67901, United States
Phone: 620-626-3220

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