Washington County KS

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

Washington County, Kansas Overview

Washington County is located in the state of Kansas. Named after George Washington, the county was formed in February 20, 1857 and its county seat is Washington. The county has a total population of 5629, as of 2013, with its area spanning 899 square miles (land area being 895 square miles, while water area being 3.9 square miles). The county consists of 14 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 66968 recorded as the one with the largest population. Washington County borders the following counties: Jefferson County, Nebraska to the north; Clay County, Kansas to the south; Marshall County, Kansas to the east; Republic County, Kansas to the west; Gage County, Nebraska to the northeast; Thayer County, Nebraska to the northwest; Cloud County, Kansas to the southwest, and; Riley County, Kansas to the southeast.

Washington County Clerk Information

Duties of the County Clerk include, but are not limited to

  • Secretary to County Commissioners.
  • Process accounts payable for all county departments.
  • Balance daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly with the County Treasurer.
  • Maintain personnel files.
  • Maintain copies of current county policy and job descriptions.
  • Record transfer of ownership from all land transactions.
  • Maintain a file of all real estate by address, legal description and name.
  • Work closely with all county departments.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Diana Svanda, County Clerk & Election Officer
214 C Street
Washington, KS 66968
Phone: 785-325-2974
Fax: 785-325-2303
Hours: 8:00 to 5:00. Monday through Friday

Register of Deeds

A Register of Deeds Office is a recording office. Many types of documents are filed in this office.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Sonya Hiltgen, Register of Deeds
214 C St.
Washington, Kansas 66968
Phone: 785-325-2286
Fax: 785-325-2303
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday


By law, the county appraiser is responsible for listing and valuing property in a uniform and equal manner. The appraiser estimates only the value of your property.

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. 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:

Francine Crome, RMA-County Appraiser
214 C Street
Washington, KS 66968
Phone: 785-325-2236
Fax: 785-325-2895
Hours: 8:00 – 5:00, Monday through 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:

Shirley A. Marrs, District Court Clerk
214 C Street
Washington, KS 66968
Phone: 785-325-2381
Fax No: 785-325-2557
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Washington County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Washington 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:Washington County Marriage License
Location:214 C Street, Washington, Kansas, 66968

Washington County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 214 C St # 2, Washington, KS 66968, United States
Phone: 785-325-2974

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