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Recorder Office Locations

Bourbon County Register of Deeds Bourbon County Courthouse
210 S. National Ave., Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
8:30 to 4:30 M-F
Phone: (620) 223-3800 Ext. 17
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Bourbon County Kansas Register of Deeds

Bourbon County Recorder Information

The recorder in Bourbon County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.

Recording Fees

To record the first page of a deed or mortgage (not to exceed 8.5x14 inches), the fee is $8. Each additional page is $4.

Recording a release or assignment of a real estate mortgage is $7 per book and page. This includes the technology fee.

The certification of any instrument of record is $1.

Acknowledgment of a signature is 50 cents.

An overpayment of $5 or less will not be refunded.

If the name of any signor in the document is not printed beneath the signature, the
Register of Deeds will collect $1 in addition to all other fees.
Document Formatting Requirements
Real estate deeds should be taken to the Bourbon County Courthouse. The document must pertain to real property located in that county.

• 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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