Douglas County Clerk in Lawrence Kansas

Address and phone number for Douglas County Clerk, a Clerk Office, at Massachusetts Street, Lawrence KS.

Douglas County Clerk
1100 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas, 66044

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About the Douglas County Clerk

The Douglas County Clerk, located in Lawrence, Kansas, is the official keeper of public records for Douglas County. The Clerk's office ensures that public records are retained, archived, and made accessible to the public in accordance with all laws and regulations. Clerks also support the elections process and provide a variety of transactional services. The Clerk's duties are established and regulated through a combination of Kansas state statutes, local ordinances and charters, and other regulations.

You may contact the Douglas County Clerk's office for questions about:
  • Douglas County public records
  • Douglas County vital records: birth certificates, marriage and death certificates
  • Land, property, mortgage, and title deed records
  • Marriage licenses, applications, and records
  • Divorce records and applications
  • Douglas County licenses, permits, and business registrations
  • Voter registration, elections, and polls
Douglas County Public Records

The Douglas County Clerk maintains a range of public records. The Clerk's Office keeps Douglas County vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death certificates. The Clerk also keeps documents involving land or land transactions, including deeds, mortgages, attachments, tax liens, judgments, maps, floor plans, probate certificates, variances, and all other legal documents pertaining to land use and transfers.

The Clerk's office handles and stores a large volume of documents, dating back to the founding of Douglas County. Copies of local public records may be available for request as many archival documents have been digitized.

Marriage Licenses & Applications

The Douglas County Clerk provides information on Douglas County marriage licenses and applications including the application process, forms and requirements. The Office of the Clerk maintains marriage certificates and records for all couples legally married in Douglas County, KS and may provide certified copies for a nominal fee.

Douglas County Permits & Licenses

In addition to keeping Douglas County public records, the Clerk issues a variety of licenses and permits to the public including dog licenses, hunting and fishing licenses, liquor licenses, parking permits, and permits for special events, as well as providing notary public services. The Clerk's office also registers business names for businesses operating in Douglas County.

Voter Registration & Elections

The Douglas County Clerk supports the elections process by providing assistance to candidates filing elections paperwork and voters submitting petitions, and by working with the Board of Elections. Clerks administer the oath of office to elected officials. The Clerk's Office may also help register voters.

Public Meeting Minutes

The Clerk is responsible for posting public meetings records, such as meeting notices, agendas, and minutes, in accordance with local governing laws and regulations in that state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County and how long these records must be made public.

Contact the Douglas County Clerk

You may contact the Clerk's Office by calling 785-832-5181, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Douglas County Clerk, 1100 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas, 66044