Register of Deeds
Sonya Hiltgen, Register of Deeds
Email: Sonya Hiltgen
214 C St. Washington, Kansas 66968
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Purpose of Department
To preserve and maintain all of our records for the county. The records belong to all the people and their preservation is of utmost importance. We have records dating back to the Land Patent which was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. Our office is an office visited frequently by genealogy seekers.
To serve the people in a friendly and courteous manner and maintain our county records. This office is governed by the ‘Kansas Open Records Act.’ Almost all of the records are required by law to be open to the public. However, there are a few exceptions such as the ‘Kansas Real Estate Validation Questionnaire’ which has limitations, and also death records and military records are exempt from the “open records” Act.
Functions of Department
A Register of Deeds Office is a recording office. Many types of documents are filed in our office.
Various kinds of deeds
Inheritance tax certificates
Financing statements on