Kansas Public Records

Some records are exempt from open scrutiny, including records closed due to legal mandates, such as taxpayer records, adoption records, and child welfare records. Other records are closed on a discretionary basis by the agency holding such records. These include criminal investigation records, personnel records, Social Security numbers, and library circulation records.

We have placed the most common and useful statewide resources on this page.  To access other types of records, such as those held by a city or county office, or for professional and business license searches, use the drop-downs on the left.

  • Court System - The Kansas court system has four levels. At the first are the Municipal Courts, which handle ordinance violations, traffic offenses. At the second are the District Courts. These trial courts have general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases. At the third level is the Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from the district courts and appeals from orders of the State Corporation Commission. At the fourth and highest level is the Kansas Supreme Court, which hears appeals from the lower courts.  Kansas Court Records
  • Criminal Records - The Municipal Courts handle some DUI/DWI cases, along with lesser traffic offenses. Other DUI/DWI cases are handled by the District Courts, which also oversee misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile cases.  To see what databases are searchable online, refer to our Kansas Criminal Records page.
  • Vital Records - Birth, death, marriage & divorce certificates are provided by: Office of Vital Statistics, 1000 S W Jackson, Suite 110, Topeka, KS 66612, (785) 296-1400 Info, Fax: (785) 357-4332.  See our Vital Records page for historical birth indexes; the Social Security Death Index for Kansas, statewide deaths & burials from 1885 to 1930, and available city & county databases for deaths, burials, cemeteries, and obituaries; statewide historical marriages, and available county marriage databases; and domestic court divorce records.


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Administrative Regulations

Browse Kansas administrative regulations by article and section.

Attorney General Opinions

Search for Kansas Attorney General opinions by keyword.

Bankruptcies, Judgments & Tax Liens  Pay Site

Search Kansas Statewide for bankruptcies, judgments, and tax liens or search Nationwide.

Births and Christenings 1818-1936

Search Kansas births and christenings recorded between 1818 and 1936.

Campaign Finance

Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission campaign finance records.


Search the Kansas Secretary of State Charity Check database for Kansas registered charities.

Court Dockets

Review the Kansas Supreme or Appeals Court Dockets.

Court Records | All Counties  Pay Site

Non-subscribers may search AccessKansas for civil, criminal, traffic, domestic, probate, family, juvenile, state tax, personal property tax, and marriage license data in any county for $1 per search.

Court Records | U.S. District PACER Bankruptcy  Pay Site

Search U.S. District Court of Kansas PACER system for bankruptcy records. Available are dockets and documents. PACER requires registration and a small fee for each search.

Court Records | U.S. District PACER Criminal & Civil  Pay Site

Search U.S. District Court of Kansas PACER Federal civil & criminal court records by case number, party name, filing date, or last update. Provides dockets and documents. PACER requires registration and a small fee for each search.

Crash Logs - Highway Patrol

Search the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log reports for the last 30 days by date, county, and type of crash.

Criminal Histories  Pay Site

Kansas Bureau of Investigation offers online criminal history searches for adult convictions. Fee per search and registration required.

Deaths and Burials 1885-1930

Kansas deaths and burials recorded between 1885 and 1930.

Employee Phone Directory

Kansas State employee phone book by name or agency.

Fishing Reports

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks database of fishing reports by region. Also provides fish stocking and fish record information.

Inmates & Offenders | Escapees

Kansas Department of Corrections list of escapees.

Insurance Rates | Automobile

Kansas Insurance Commissioner automobile insurance rate comparisons.

Insurance Rates | Homeowners & Renters

Kansas Insurance Commissioner shopper's guide to homeowner and renter insurance rates.

Insurance Rates | Medicare Supplement

Kansas Insurance Commissioner estimated premium rate guide for Medicare supplement plans.

Jobs | Civil Service

Register online and search the Kansas Department of Administration for Kansas state job vacancies.

Judgment & Finance Rates

Search this Kansas Secretary of State listing of Usury, Kansas Code Mortgage, and Judgment rates.


Search the Kansas Legislature for Session Laws by chapter number, year, or keyword.

Legislative Bills

In the left-hand column you'll see a "Find Bill" search feature to help you find Kansas legislative Bills and Resolutions.

Legislative Directory

Kansas Secretary of State's legislative directory in pdf or excel format.

Licenses | Professional, Medical, Business

Find and/or verify business and professional licenses in the State of Kansas, including those for physicians, dentists, nurses, attorneys, accountants, contractors, realtors, banks, insurance companies, and more.

Lobbyist Expenditure Reports

Use this Access Kansas service to search for lobbyist or business contributions or search for recipients.

Marriages 1840-1935

Kansas marriage records filed between 1840 and 1935.

Missing Children

Kansas missing children search.

Motor Carrier Vehicle Records

Under the Subscriber Services area, search for Motor Carrier Vehicle records in Kansas. Requires registration, login, and fee. Instructions to register under "not a subscriber" button.


Kansas statutes. View the index or search by text or section number.

Supreme Court & Court of Appeals Decisions

Search for Kansas state supreme court and court of appeals opinions by keyword. Gives case number, appeallee, defendant, case title, and full text of the opinion.

Tax Appeals Database

Search this Kansas Board of Tax Appeals database for Board case decisions. Access requires a subscription and fee.


Kansas Secretary of State lookup for trademarks and service marks.

Uniform Commercial Code  Pay Site

Kansas Secretary of State UCC records. You have two options. One is that you may use the online AccessKansas.gov service. That requires registration and an annual fee, with a search fee of $10. Or you may file a UCC11 request with the State for $20, with additional fees for document copies.

Uniform Commercial Code | How to Subscribe

Information from Kansas.gov on how to become a subscriber and do UCC searches online.

Water Well Completion Records

Search this Kansas Geological Survey Water Well database for competed Kansas Water Wells by legal descriptions or county.

Kansas is located in the very middle of the United States. The Capital is Topeka and the largest city is Wichita.  The Official Web Site is located at http://www.kansas.gov/.  Kansas is the 34th most populous state in the United States.  The 2014 population estimate is 2,904,021 and the 2010 census population was 2,853,132.  The land area is 81,758.72 square miles and there are 34.9 persons per square mile.

87.1% of the population is White, 6.2% is Black or African American, 11.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.7% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.7% are two or more races. 89.8% are a high school graduate or higher, and 30.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $128,400. There are on average 2.51 persons per household, the per capita income is $26,929, the median household income is $51,332, and 13.7% of the persons in Kansas are considered below poverty level.

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