Register of Deeds

Register's Office

The Register of Deeds Office is here to assist you. Please call our office or stop in and we will do our best to provide the information you require. If we are unable to help you, we will suggest other sources of information that might be useful.

  • Elizabeth Gilmore, Register of Deeds
    Elizabeth Gilmore
  • Ronda Pasek, Deputy Register


All of us who work at the Register of Deeds are proud of our reputation as an innovative, customer-friendly operation. We look forward to serving you.

Our purpose is to preserve and maintain the land records of Russell County. Our goal is to serve the public and provide information in a friendly and effective manner.


The Register of Deeds office is the office where all transactions concerning land including deeds, mortgages, and liens are recorded and maintained so that the public is made aware of their existence. Many other documents are recorded in this office, including leases, plats, military discharges, power of attorney documents, easements, and affidavits. In addition, the Register of Deeds office houses some school and cemetery records. This office also files Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) fixture filings. In 2006 our office is pleased to announce that we started scanning/imaging all documents presented to the office for recording.

Open Records    

This office is governed by the Kansas Open Records Act. Almost all records in the Register of Deeds office are required by law to be open to public inspection during regular business hours. The exceptions are the Kansas Real Estate Sales Validation Questionnaire and military discharge records, which are open to authorized persons.