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

Thomas County, Kansas Overview

Thomas County is located in the state of Kansas. The county was formed in October 8, 1885 and named after George Henry Thomas. The county seat is Colby. As of 2013, the county has a population of 7948. The county has a total area of 1075 square miles, 1075 square miles of which is land, and 0.1 square miles is water. The county consists of 7 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 67701 recorded as the one with the largest population. Thomas County borders the following counties: Rawlins County, Kansas to the north; Logan County, Kansas to the south; Sheridan County, Kansas to the east; Sherman County, Kansas to the west; Decatur County, Kansas to the northeast, and; Gove County, Kansas to the southeast.

Thomas County Clerk Information

The County Clerk is responsible for a wide range of duties as specified by Kansas State Statutes

  • Serves as Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners
  • Prepares real estate, personal property and state assessed tax roll and certifies to County Treasurer
  • Carries out all elections and certifies to the Secretary of State
  • Maintains personnel records, job descriptions and the County Policy Manual
  • Maintains inventories for all County departments including County
  • Other duties mandated by the Statutes.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Shelly Harms, County Clerk and Election Officer
300 N Court Avenue
Colby, KS 67701
Phone: (785) 460-4500
Fax: (785) 460-4503
Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday – Friday
Register of Deeds
The Register of Deeds office’s duty is to maintain and preserve public records according to the statutes of the State of Kansas and make them easily accessible for public viewing. This office handles real estate transactions, oil and gas instruments, genealogy, DD214’s, Tax Liens, cemetery deeds and UCC Codes.

This office is governed by the Kansas Open Records Act. Almost all records in the Register of Deeds office are required by law to be open to public inspection during regular business hours. The exceptions are the Kansas Real Estate Sales Validation Questionnaire and military discharge records, which are open to authorized persons.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Lora L. Volk, Register of Deeds
300 N Court Avenue
Colby, KS 67701
Phone: (785) 460-4535
Fax: (785) 460-4503
Hours: 8am – 12 noon & 1pm – 5pm, Monday – Friday


It is the duty of the County Appraiser to value equitably and at fair market value all property identified as of January 1 of each year. This involves first determining if the property is taxable.

The appraiser provides a parcel search feature. Search criteria include owner’s name, property address, 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:

Bruce Webb, Appraiser
300 N Court Avenue
Colby, KS 67701
Phone: (785) 460-4525
Fax: (785) 460-4527
Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday – Friday

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:

Kim Schwarz, Clerk of the District Court
Thomas County Courthouse
PO Box 805 300 N Court
Colby, KS 67701
Phone: 785-460-4540
Fax: 785-460-2291

Thomas County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Thomas 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:Thomas County Marriage License
Location:300 North Court Avenue, Colby, Kansas, 67701

Thomas County Register-Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 300 N Court Ave, Colby, KS 67701, United States
Phone: 785-460-4535

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