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Labette County Register of Deeds
501 Merchant St., Oswego, Kansas 67356
8:30 to 4:30 M-F
Phone: (620) 795-2138
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Labette County Kansas Register of Deeds

Labette County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

For recording deeds, mortgages, or other instruments of writing
-for first page (not to exceed legal size page 8 ½" x 14"): $12.00
-for second page and each additional page or fraction thereof: $8.00

Recording town plats, for each page: $23.00

Recording release or assignment of real estate mortgage- for first page: $11.00
Each additional book and page listed: $7.00
For second page and each additional page: $4.00

Certificate, certifying any instrument of record: $4.00
Document Formatting Requirements
When a document is presented to the Register of Deeds, it is evaluated for completeness, compliance with Kansas statutes, and then is scanned for obvious errors. Fees are then assessed and collected. After the proper fees have been paid, the document will be recorded in the proper reception book. Warranty deeds, quit claim deeds, and other instruments relating to real property located in Labette County are recorded with the Register of Deeds.

Kansas has a notice statute recording act. A later buyer who pays fair value for property and does not have notice of any earlier conflicting interests, wins and will have priority over any later recordings.

• In order to be recorded, a document must be notarized. Originals or certified copies may be submitted for recording. Signatures in the document must be originals. Corresponding names should be printed or typed beneath signatures.

• The document must be of sufficient legibility to produce a clear and legible reproduction.

• Use letter size (8.5x11 inches) white paper and black ink with a font size of at least 12 point.

• All schedules and exhibits accompanying the document should be clearly identified and labeled.

• A 3-inch top margin on the first page is required. This is for the registry stamp. All other margins should be at least 1 inch.

• Immediately below the top margin on the first page, provide a document title.

• The grantor and grantee should be identified in the document.

• The name and address of the individual who prepared the document should be given on the first page.

• Include a return name and address on the first page so that the document can be returned after recording.

• Provide a legal description for the real property being conveyed. This can be on the document or included as an exhibit. City descriptions include a lot, block, and addition or subdivision name. Boundaries indicated by a metes and bounds description should include section, township, and range. If a previously recorded instrument is referenced, the reference book and page should be included.

Deeds require a one-part Sales Validation Questionnaire form. A completed Kansas Real Estate Sales Validation Questionnaire should be submitted with each deed presented for recording. If the document is exempt, this exemption must be clearly stated on the deed. The Validation Questionnaire, along with a list of exemptions, can be found on the Kansas Registers of Deeds website. The grantor or grantee should complete this form.

The Sales Validation Questionnaire can be obtained from the Labette County Recorder, or online at the Kansas Registers of Deeds website.
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