Wichita County | City of Leoti

Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 472
Leoti, KS 67861

O | 620.375.2733
F | 620.375.4350

Hours | Mon-Fri
8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm

CONNIE WILSON
Register of Deeds
whcorod@wichitacounty.org


HEATHER LEIMKUHLER

Deputy Register of Deeds

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Register of Deeds Office?
The Register of Deeds office is the county office where all transactions involving real estate are recorded; i.e.: deeds, mortgages, mortgage releases, assignments, oil & gas leases, tax liens, etc. This office also files financing statements on personal property. These records are open to the public. Military discharges are also filed here.

What is a deed?
A deed is a document that transfers real estate from one party to another.

How do I change the name on my deed?
Once a document has been filed in this office, the document itself will not be changed – in order to transfer the property you will have to have a new deed prepared. To avoid future legal problems, we recommend that you have an abstractor or an attorney do this for you.

Will the Register of Deeds office prepare my deed?
No, you will have to have an abstractor or an attorney prepare it.

What happens if I lose my deed?
Nothing, providing it was filed in this office – for a nominal fee you will always be able to receive a copy of your deed.

Do I receive a new deed after paying off my house?
No. A deed, once filed, remains unchanged - however, our records will show that your mortgage has been paid.

What are the requirements for filing a document?
A document has to have a legal description, original signatures and be notarized. The proper filing fees have to be paid. A deed has to be accompanied by a Kansas Sales Validation Questionnaire – a form that assists the County Appraiser in assessing the property.

Can I find birth, death and marriage records in the register of deeds office?
Sorry – these records are filed with the Division of Vital Statistics in Topeka, Kansas. We do have forms that you can fill out to obtain certified copies of these records – or you can visit their website and download the forms. Their phone number is 785-296-1400. http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/vital/

Is there a title for real estate like for a car?
No

Can I access your records on-line?

No
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