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Register of Deeds Office


Kristy Schmitz

Register of Deeds

Elected Official Information

Linn County Register of Deeds Office

315 Main St., Box 350
Mound City, Kansas 66056

(913) 795-2226 – Office
(913) 795-2889 – Fax

Office Hours – 8:00AM to 4:30PM
Monday thru Friday


Debbie Snyder
Deputy Register of Deeds

Karyn Eastwood

Vicki Leonard

The Register of Deeds office is responsible for the filing of deeds and other documents, including mortgages, mortgage releases, oil and gas leases, plats, military discharge records, power of attorney, corporation records, cemetery records, and many other instruments.

Document Recording Process

Documents submitted after 3:30 p.m. will go on record the next business day.

A number of steps are taken when a document is presented or mailed for recording.

The document is examined for any apparent error, then given a time, book and page number and entered by name and legal description in various indexes.

The indexes are used to provide easy access to the land records. Attorneys, financial institutions, buyers, sellers, real estate developers, surveyors, landlords, tenants and abstract and title insurance companies, all rely upon the correct recording of instruments relating to real estate.

All records in the Register of Deeds office are required by law to be open to public inspection during regular business hours.

All of the services offered by the Register of Deeds office are fee based, these fees being set by state statute.

The Register of Deeds office generates a sizable income that is deposited into the county general fund and administered by the Board of County Commissioners.

The Register of Deeds office does not make deeds, and the office can not use addresses to determine legal descriptions.

Register Military Records

Attention Veterans! Register your military discharges and DD-214 forms free of charge in the Linn County Register of Deeds office. Having your discharge registered in our office enables you to get certified copies of these documents, which can be of service to you in obtaining any benefits due you as a veteran.

Having your discharge registered in this office also makes it easier to obtain the new veteran’s tags for your vehicles if you so wish. A certified copy of your discharge from our office is as good as the original to use as proof of military service. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all veterans for your service to the United States of America and wish you all a good Veterans Day.