Kansas Deed Forms

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Updated July 12, 2022

A Kansas deed is a legal form used when parties wish to transfer real estate in the State of Kansas. There are different types of deeds depending on the circumstances surrounding the transfer. Some deeds provide a form of warranty, a quit claim provides no warranty and a transfer on death deed automatically transfers the property upon the death of the owner. It is important for the transferee, or grantee to know exactly what interest he or she is receiving as a result of the transfer. Therefore, a complete and comprehensive title search may be necessary. A title search is a method of determining if there are any undisclosed interests in the property.

Laws – Chapter 58, Article 22. Conveyances of Land

Recording (K.S.A. § 58-2221) – All deeds must be processed at the County Recorder’s Office in the jurisdiction of the property being transferred (See County Website List).

Signing (K.S.A. § 58-2205) – All deeds are required to be acknowledged in the presence of a notary public.

Deed Types

Quit Claim – A quitclaim deed is a deed that provides no assurance of a clear title. It merely transfers whatever interest the grantor (seller) has in the property, which may be full interest or no interest. This type of deed is sometimes used between close family members or from a person into his or her trust.

Special Warranty –  This type of warranty deed provides a limited warranty as to title. The grantor (seller) guarantees that he or she has made no transfers of interest while they have held the property, but they do not guarantee anything that may have happened before they held the property.

Statutory Warranty – This type of warranty deed provides a full guarantee that the title is clear and there are no other people that can claim a right to the property. If someone claims an interest in the property, the grantor agrees to defend the buyer against such a claim.

Transfer on Death – This type of deed is made to make sure property is transferred automatically at the death of the property owner. This is a way for someone to make sure the real estate does not go through the probate process.

Kansas Property Search

A property search is important to find out if there are any hidden interests in the property that may have been granted in the past, such as an undischarged mortgage loan. In Kansas, each county has a register of deeds where you can go in person to the office and search records. There are also counties that provide the ability to do a search online with a subscription.

Step 1 – First you should go to this site to see if your county has a website.

kansas register of deeds county contacts page


Step 2 – Click on the county’s link. You will be brought to a contact page. For purposes of this demonstration, we will use Shawnee County:

kansas register of deeds shawnee county info page


Step 3 – Click on the link to the county register of deed’s website.

shawnee county register of deeds homepage

Step 4 – Click on the link for “search options”

shawnee county register of deeds search info

Step 5 – The site provides you with different search options. If you would like to do an online search, Click “Search Now”. Shawnee County has an outside site which provides the service for a fee:

tapestry land records search page

Step 6 – Click “Search Now”  and you will be brought this page where you will need the state, county, and name of the grantor to begin the search.

tapestry land records search page

Step 7 – Once you enter the name of the county, state, and grantor, you will be brought to a terms and conditions page. Check the box indicating that you accept and click “continue”:

tapestry user terms and conditions

Step 8 – Next, in order to see results, you will have to enter your credit card information.

tapestry credit card info page