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

Sumner County, Kansas Overview

Sumner County is located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in December 20, 1870 and named after Charles Sumner. The county seat is Wellington. As of 2013, the county has a population of 23591. The county has a total area of 1185 square miles, 1182 square miles of which is land, and 3 square miles is water. The county consists of 18 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67152 recorded as the one with the largest population. Sumner County borders the following counties: Sedgwick County, Kansas to the north; Cowley County, Kansas to the east; Harper County, Kansas to the west; Butler County, Kansas to the northeast; Kingman County, Kansas to the northwest; Grant County, Oklahoma to the southwest, and; Kay County, Oklahoma to the southeast.

Sumner County Clerk Information

A brief overview of the primary duties and responsibilities of the County Clerk is given below:

  • Service to the Public
  • Official Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners
  • Maintain the Board of County Commissioners
  • Accounts Payable, Payroll and Personnel
  • Balance and Distribute Motor Vehicle Tax
  • Maintain Tax Unit Maps
  • Real Estate transfer record

To request records, you will need to do the following. Prepare your request. You will need to describe what you want in specific terms. Submit your request. Simple requests for a few current records often can be handled by telephone or in person while you wait. For more complex and for restricted records, the agency/department may require a written request. Describe what you want as specifically as you can. KORA allows an agency to ask your name and address. For restricted records, an agency may require proof of identity or other information sufficient to determine your right under law to access the records. For most routine requests, agencies will produce records within three business days. Some records will require more time – within three business days agencies must tell you when and how they plan to provide you access and/or copies.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Debra A. Norris, County Clerk
501 N. Washington, Rm 101
Wellington, KS 67152
Phone: 620-326-3395
Fax: 620-326-2116
Office Hours: Mon. through Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds Office is responsible for recording all transactions relating to real estate in Sumner County. This includes deeds, mortgages, oil and gas leases, and platted additions to all cities in the county. This office also files financing statements and agreements on personal property under the uniform commercial code, federal and state tax liens, mechanics liens on personal property, corporation papers, powers of attorney, county school records, and military discharges.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:
Jessica D. Anderson, County Registrar
501 N. Washington Ave. Room 103 Wellington, KS 67152
Phone: (620) 326-2041
Fax: (620) 399-1087
Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Monday – Friday)


An interactive GIS map is provided by the Appraiser’s Office. You can click on a property on the map or use the property search in the sidebar. Parcel and quick reference ID, owner name, address, property type and style, and other parcel data can be searched in the sidebar. Search results zoom in on the map where the parcel is, and displays the information about the parcel in a popup window.

Below is the physical address of the Appraiser:

Cindy Magill, R.M.A., County Appraiser
501 N Washington – Ground Floor
Wellington, KS 67152
Phone: 620-326-8986
Fax: 620-326-6103
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 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:

Barbara Witham, Clerk of the District Court
501 N. Washington
Wellington, Ks. 67152
Phone: 620-326-5936
Fax: 620-326-5365
Office Hours: Mon. through Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sumner County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Sumner 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:Sumner County Marriage License
Location:501 North Washington Avenue, Wellington, Kansas, 67152

Sumner County Register-Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 501 N Washington Ave # 103, Wellington, KS 67152, United States
Phone: 620-326-2041

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