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The Kansas Open Records Act, KORA was enacted in 1984 and grants the right to inspect and obtain copies of public records created or maintained by public agencies in Kansas. The predecessor to the current Kansas Open Records Act was enacted in 1957. The Kansas Open Meetings Act, KOMA was passed in 1972 and legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted. KORA exempts many non print records from FOIA requests. Other exemptions include personal records of employees, excluding contracts, salaries, names, and positions and certain medical records. Kansas currently has 105 counties and 628 cities. There are 3 classes of cities in Kansas based on population. The state of Kansas allows the release of Kansas criminal history records to the general public as well as to a variety of users with specific rights and entitlements. The criminal history records are provided by the Kansas Bureau of Investigations. These record checks are fee based and both the fee and extent of information released is dependent on inquirer's status and the reason for which the records are being requested. Search for Kansas public record information quickly and easily online. Find crime statistics, census data, vital records and other background information on Kansas residents. Solicit state, county and city municipality links for services, court and criminal records. View current news and crime reports. Get information on current real estate data, property and land values. Also see Kansas employment data, income earnings and payrolls of residents statewide. Look up records on demographics and data on the local economy. Access this directory for all open public records about Kansas. New sources are added and updated regularly.

Kansas Free Public Records Directory

Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Kansas Free Court Records Search

Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

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Questions, Answers and Comments About Kansas

  • Q: Does a Kansas legal name change become a searchable public record?
    By Roger
    Jun 20, 2017
    Reply:

    When the court is petitioned for a name change, the court record of that name change can be found similar to other court files. Name change due to marriage is different. Another challenge is knowing where the petition was filed. Name changes are also published for a specific time period as per state law which you can find easily. Without knowing the circumstances of a particular name change, answers and tips about this subject will also be general.

    By abc123
    Jun 22, 2017

  • Q: What are the listings of houses sold in dighton ks 2012
    By johnny
    Sep 09, 2013
    Reply:

    This is an instance where the private sites will provide the information openly about what's up for sale in an area. You can do this search without having to request public records.

    By anonymous
    May 25, 2016

  • Q: Does Kansas state police provide arrest reports?
    By stan
    Mar 11, 2015
    Reply:

    Arrest reports, not to be confused with criminal background checks, are requested from individual police departments. Police reports are official documents written by individual officers/agencies which made the arrest, while background checks are the criminal history of an individual. Police departments can offer both individual arrest reports as well as background checks. The policy requirements for arrest reports are different as they are for background checks, although both are considered public records. Policy regarding official copies can also vary from one department to another. The Kansas state police does not provide the public arrest reports of all local agencies. Criminal history checks can be requested from the Kansas Bureau of Criminal Investigation online. For the policy of individual departments, look for the records department's webpage and instructions with forms are often provided.

    By admn1
    Mar 30, 2015

  • Q: Are background checks open public in Kansas? What is in a comprehensive criminal record search?
    By istgt
    Dec 05, 2012
    Reply:

    Criminal records are considered open public information. The state of Kansas offers web sources that lets you check your own history of arrest and prosecution. The reason for conducting the background check dictates most of what will be available for the public request. This is only a criminal and not a full background. If an employer is requesting a full search, this may not be sufficient to satisfy what is required prior to employment. This is a statewide check, criminal reports of incidents, persons in custody and other minor infractions as well as felonies may be obtained by requesting public information from the county sheriffs or local police.

    By betty
    Dec 05, 2012

  • Q: Are there a festival in Kansas on may the 2012?
    By fay
    May 04, 2012
    Reply:

    Community calendars will show what is going on within the city. The chamber of commerce, county calendar of events may have more information

    By carl
    Sep 18, 2012

  • Q: Can someone please tell me how to find pictures of houses pre 1970
    By Ron
    Jan 14, 2017
  • Q: Is it possible to see internal KCK Police records from Internal Affairs from the 1960's?
    By Stacy
    Dec 03, 2015
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Kansas Free Arrest Records

Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

  • All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Taylor Elizabeth Tabor, 19, Hays, was arrested at 6:22 p.m. Aug. 31 in the 1300 block of Western Plains on suspicion of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Isaac Andres Vasquez, 24, Hays, was arrested at 5:05 a.m. Sept. 2
    September 07, 2018
  • All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Matthew James Murray, 29, Mayodan, N.C., was arrested at 9:16 p.m. Aug. 28 in the 3400 block of Vine on suspicion of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jordan Tyler Woods, 31, Stoneville, N.C., was arrested at 9:16 p.m. Aug.
    September 07, 2018
  • All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Thomas Arel Olliff, 23, Phillipsburg, was arrested at 2:26 a.m. Aug. 26 in the 100 block of West Seventh on suspicion of disorderly conduct. Terry Lynn Wilt, 38, Hays, was arrested at 3:55 p.m. Aug. 23 in the 2000 block of
    September 06, 2018
  • All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Haley Marie Shaffer, 25, Hays, was arrested at 3:54 p.m. Aug. 22 in the 4300 block of Vine on suspicion of theft. Gilberto Quinonez Jr., 30, Hays, was arrested at 6:56 p.m. Aug. 22 in the 2800 block of Canal on
    September 05, 2018
  • All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Tobias Andrew Taylor, 28, Hays, was arrested at 10:55 a.m. Aug. 16 in the 2800 block of Hall on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and unlawful use of toxic vapors. Shawn Lee Dale, 42, Hays, was
    August 29, 2018
  • All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Alex James Boley, 19, Hays, was arrested at 2:49 a.m. Aug. 15 in the 1200 block of Walnut on suspicion of interference with a law enforcement official. Matthew James Douglass, 27, Hays, was arrested at 11:34 p.m. Aug. 14 in the
    August 21, 2018

Kansas Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Tannah Cloud
    Tannah Cloud, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/25/2018. Missing From Newton, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Newton Police Department (kansas) 1-316-283-4190.
    September 18, 2018
  • Missing: Tamara Thompson
    Tamara Thompson, Age Now: 16, Missing: 07/13/2018. Missing From Wichita, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wichita Police Department (kansas) 1-316-263-6011.
    September 18, 2018
  • Missing: Heather Layton-harrington
    Heather Layton-harrington, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/07/2018. Missing From Wichita, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wichita Police Department (kansas) 1-316-263-6011.
    September 18, 2018
  • Missing: Amaya Sotelo
    Amaya Sotelo, Age Now: 15, Missing: 06/12/2018. Missing From Wichita, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wichita Police Department (kansas) 1-316-268-4111.
    September 18, 2018
  • Missing: Jax Crowe
    Jax Crowe, Age Now: 16, Missing: 09/08/2018. Missing From Arma, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Arma Police Department (kansas) 1-620-347-4500.
    September 18, 2018
  • Missing: Jose Sotelo
    Jose Sotelo, Age Now: 15, Missing: 04/07/2018. Missing From Wichita, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wichita Police Department (kansas) 1-316-263-6011.
    September 18, 2018

Kansas Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Kansas Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Missing Person • Jacob (jay) Hatley • Topeka, Kansas • 24 Years Old
    November 02, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Jacob (jay) Hatley • Topeka, Kansas • 24 Years Old
    November 02, 2017
  • Missing Person • Daniel Louis Norton • Osborne, Kansas • 34 Years Old
    September 08, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Daniel Louis Norton • Osborne, Kansas • 34 Years Old
    September 08, 2017
  • Missing Person • Dennis Lushbough Junior • Iola, Kansas • 44 Years Old
    September 04, 2017
  • Missing Person • Danny Messick • Kansas City, Kansas • 58 Years Old
    August 19, 2017

Kansas Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/19/2018)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    10,123
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    91
  • Rape:
    1,411
  • Robbery:
    1,362
  • Aggravated Assault:
    7,259
  • Total Property Crime:
    79,431
  • Burglary:
    15,828
  • Larceny Theft:
    56,697
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    6,906

Kansas Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    2,853,118
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    2,688,811
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    6%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    164,700
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    2,688,418
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    205,385
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    704,951
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    25%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    13%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    367,546
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    50%
  • State's white resident population
    2,391,044
  • State's black resident population
    167,864
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    28,150
  • State's Asian resident population
    67,762
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    2,238
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    85,933
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    300,042
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    2,230,539
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    84%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    6%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    11%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    78%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Kansas
  • Births
    42,004
  • Deaths
    24,491
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    333
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    82%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Kansas Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    6%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    10%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    89%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    29%
  • Total number of Veterans
    230,715
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Kansas
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    19 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    1,234,057
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    102,667
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    9%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    70%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $118,500
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    17%
  • Total number of households
    1,093,694
  • Average size of households
    2
  • Kansas Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $25,522
  • 2009 statewide income of median households in Kansas
    $47,709
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    13%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $101,444
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $36,525
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    1,518,921
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    101,981
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    7%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    1,855,548
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    84,330
  • People employed by the government
    296,371
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    77,365,298
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    41,694
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    76,096
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    178,533
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    4,192,347
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Kansas
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    237,100
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    2%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    2%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    2%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    28%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    76,751,828
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    45,863,865
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    34,538,332
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    12,444
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Kansas territory
  • 2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units
    6,677
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    880,908
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    46,345,827
  • Size in square miles of land
    81,815
  • Population per square mile
    35
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