The Register of Deeds is an elected county office that maintains and preserves the land records of the county. Deeds, mortgages, easements, oil and gas leases, and plats are documents typically filed in the Register of Deeds office. The filing fees and required indexes are set by state statute.
The following policies should be considered when registering or recording documents:
Documents must be notarized;
Documents need to have a 3-inch square area for the Registry stamp;
Document must have a legal description (section, township, range, etc.); and
Documents must be either an original document or a certified copy.
Julie Becker is the current Register of Deeds for Labette County.