Kansas Public Records

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About Kansas Open Public Record

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.
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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.

Ask Questions, About Kansas

  • Does a Kansas legal name change become a searchable public record?
    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. (Staff)
  • Does Kansas state police provide arrest reports?
    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. (Staff)
  • Are background checks open public in Kansas? What is in a comprehensive criminal record search?
    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. (Staff)

Kansas Arrest Records


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

  • Arrest Made in Rape InvestigationSeptember 10, 2020Officers filed a report for rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, and aggravated indecent liberties with a child in Manhattan on September 9, 2020, at approximately 3:00 pm. Officers listed a 15-year-old female as the victim and a 67-year-old male known to her as the suspect.
    September 10, 2020
  • Manhattan Man Arrested on WarrantSeptember 6, 2020On September 6, 2020, at approximately 12:14 am, Riley County Police Department Officers came in contact with Joshua Stepney, 31 of Manhattan in the 1200 block of Moro St.  Mr. Stepney had an active arrest warrant through the Riley County District Court for Probation Violation.  Mr. Stepney physically resisted the officers when they attempted to arrest him. RCPD Officers placed Stepney’s arms behind his back and utilized a wrist lock technique as he continued to resist being placed in handcuffs. The wrist lock was released once Stepney was placed in handcuffs.
    September 06, 2020
  • Arrest Made in Rape InvestigationAugust 25, 2020The Riley County Police Department arrested a Fort Riley man in connection to a rape of a 12-year-old that occurred earlier this month in Riley County.  On August 25, 2020, at approximately 6:00 PM, Jamichael Strahan, 19 of Fort Riley, was arrested on the offenses of two counts of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, and contributing to a child’s misconduct. Strahan was issued a total bond of $500,000.00 causing him to remain confined at the time of this release. 
    August 25, 2020
  • Man Arrested for Attempted Aggravated Robbery July 21, 2020  On July 21, 2020, at approximately 4:12 a.m., the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting an attempted aggravated robbery and aggravated assault in the 800 block of N 4th St at McDonalds in Manhattan. Officers listed McDonalds, a 30-year-old male, a 25-year-old male and a 26-year-old male as the victims when it was reported a known suspect brandished a firearm and asked for money.
    July 21, 2020
  • Additional Arrest Made in 2017 MurderJune 19, 2020A Junction City woman has been arrested in connection to a murder in Southern Riley County. Bobbie Jo Long, 44, of Junction City was arrested today on a Riley County District Court warrant for Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder and Aggravated Kidnapping in connection to the 2017 death of Carrie Jones.  In 2018 Steven Meredith, 32, of Junction City was arrested in connection to Jones’ death. Meredith was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit murder. Bobbie Jo Long is confined in the Riley County Jail on a $250,000 bond.
    June 19, 2020
  • Man arrested following two-vehicle crashJune 16, 2020One person was arrested on an outstanding warrant following a two-vehicle crash in Riley County today. Officers responded to the 5700 block of Anderson around 4:00 pm Tuesday for the report of a crash. When officers arrived on scene, they found one vehicle had struck another vehicle and caused a fire. Marcantoni Wood, 23, of Manhattan was arrested on a Manhattan Municipal Court Warrant for parole violation. Wood is confined in the Riley County Jail on a $500 bond.
    June 16, 2020

Kansas Missing Children


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

  • Missing: Taliyah Smith
    Taliyah Smith, Age Now: 13, Missing: 08/25/2020. Missing From Wichita, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wichita Police Department (kansas) 1-316-268-4111.
    September 24, 2020
  • Missing: Justin Scott
    Justin Scott, Age Now: 13, Missing: 09/14/2020. Missing From Wichita, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wichita Police Department (kansas) 1-316-268-4111.
    September 22, 2020
  • Missing: Sarayah Smith
    Sarayah Smith, Age Now: 15, Missing: 08/24/2020. Missing From Wichita, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wichita Police Department (kansas) 1-316-268-4111.
    September 21, 2020
  • Missing: Molly Schomaker
    Molly Schomaker, Age Now: 16, Missing: 09/04/2020. Missing From Andover, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Andover Police Department (kansas) 1-316-733-5177.
    September 21, 2020
  • Missing: Starrla Ramirez
    Starrla Ramirez, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/04/2020. Missing From Kansas City, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Kansas City Police Department (kansas) 1-913-596-3000.
    September 21, 2020
  • Missing: Thomas Deloach
    Thomas Deloach, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/30/2020. Missing From Chapman, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Chapman Police Department (kansas) 1-785-922-6211.
    September 17, 2020

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 09/28/2020)

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Kansas American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/28/2020)

  • Kansas's demographic and housing ACS survey of 2,882,946 being 0.92 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.7% males and 50.3% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Kansas social characteristics data of 1,112,335 households, which make up 0.96 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 730,983 families with and without children. There are 795,354 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Kansas American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 2,236,421 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.9 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 1,489,787 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Kansas housing characteristics are collected from 1,240,529 dwellings making up 0.93 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,112,335 or uninhabited 128,194 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,112,335 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Kansas Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
  • Net change of residents' total population
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
  • State's white resident population
  • State's black resident population
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
  • State's Asian resident population
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Kansas
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Kansas Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
  • Total number of Veterans
  • 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
  • Net change of housing units estimates
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
  • Total number of households
  • Average size of households
  • 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
  • Statewide income of median households in Kansas
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
  • The personal income of persons employed
  • Per capita income of persons employed
  • Labor force of civilian workers
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
  • Net change of employment in all industries
  • People employed by the government
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
  • Number of private non farm establishments
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
  • People and Businesses

    Firms and companies of Kansas
  • Total number of firms located in the state
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Land Valuation

    Property value and Kansas territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
  • Size in square miles of land
  • Population per square mile