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Bourbon County Register of Deeds
County Courthouse - 210 S National Ave, Suite 14, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
8:30 to 4:30 M-F / E-Recording until 3:30
Phone: (620) 223-3800 Ext. 106

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Bourbon County Kansas Register of Deeds

Bourbon County Recorder Information

The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Bourbon County.

Recording Fees

Deeds, mortgages, or other instruments of writing:
first page (not to exceed legal size page 8 ½" x 14") - $18.00
second page and each additional page or fraction thereof - $14.00

Release or assignment of real estate mortgage:
first page - $17.00
second page and each additional page - $4.00

Certificate, certifying any instrument of record: $10.00

Acknowledgment of signature: $9.50

Town plats, per page: $29.00

Document Formatting Requirements
• White paper, size 8.5x11 inches should be used for documents.

• Black ink should be used, with a font size of at least 8 point.

• A top margin of 2.5 inches on the first page should be left blank for recording purposes. If this area is not provided, a cover page will be added for an additional $4.

• All deeds require either a Kansas Validation Questionnaire form or an exemption stated in the body of the deed. If an exemption is used, a tax statement address must be provided.

• The grantor’s signature must be notarized.

• A legal description of the real property must be included.

• The consideration paid must be stated in the deed.

• If a document references a previously recorded instrument, the reference book and page should be provided.

• The last known address of the grantee should be furnished to the Register of Deeds.

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