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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|Company Search |
Kansas corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and limited partnerships. Provides contact info (business & registered agent), date of incorporation, corporation type, previous names, stock authorized, and corporation status.
|Driver License Records |
Under "Subscriber Services" click on "Motor Vehicle Record Search" to find out how to register for this fee based service to search driver license records.
|Inmates & Offenders |
Kansas Department of Corrections currently incarcerated inmates, offenders, under parole or community corrections, and parole and community corrections absconders.
|Most Wanted |
Browse the Kansas most wanted criminals by picture. Gives name, offense, aliases, vital stats, distinguishing characteristics, & who to contact with any info. Also includes pictures of victims where the criminal has not yet been identified.
|Motor Vehicle Records |
Under "Subscriber Services" click on "Motor Vehicle Record Search" to find out how to register for this fee based service to search motor vehicle records. Requires login and fee.
|Official Website of the State of Kansas |
It doesn't get more official than this. Use the Kansas State site to find more about government offices, officials, agencies, programs, services, and events.
|Property Records |
Under the Subscriber Services area, search the Property Valuation Data records provided by Access Kansas for all 105 Counties in Kansas. Access requires registration and fee.
|Unclaimed Property |
Kansas unclaimed property. Gives address, active date, holder name, description, and information on how to stake a claim.
|Vehicle Taxes |
Kansas Department of Revenue motor vehicle property tax records.
|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 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.
|Fishing Reports |
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks database of fishing reports by region. Also provides fish stocking and fish record information.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Water Well Completion Records |
Search this Kansas Geological Survey Water Well database for competed Kansas Water Wells by legal descriptions or county.
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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