Sonya Hiltgen, Register of Deeds

Email:  Sonya Hiltgen

214 C St. Washington, Kansas 66968

Phone:  785-325-2286
Fax:  785-325-2303

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.

Our Purposes

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
Death certificates
Tax liens
Mechanics liens
Financing statements on
personal property
Many more


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