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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.

  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of Kansas
    Case Number:19-20105
    Party Name:
    Date Published:January 18, 2019
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of Kansas
    Case Number:19-20104
    Party Name:
    Date Published:January 18, 2019
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the District of Kansas
    Case Number:6:19-cv-01011
    Party Name:
    Date Published:January 18, 2019
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the District of Kansas
    Case Number:2:19-cv-02027
    Party Name:
    Date Published:January 18, 2019
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the District of Kansas
    Case Number:5:19-cr-40006-1
    Party Name:
    Date Published:January 17, 2019
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the District of Kansas
    Case Number:2:19-cr-20006-1
    Party Name:
    Date Published:January 17, 2019
    Source:uscourts.gov

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  • Question: 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
  • Question: 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
  • Question: 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
  • Question: 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
  • Question: Can someone please tell me how to find pictures of houses pre 1970
    By Ron
    Jan 14, 2017
  • Question: 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. Chad Lee Terry, 36, Hutchinson, was arrested at 3:40 p.m. Jan. 7 in the 4300 block of Vine on suspicion of theft. Seth Alexander Catania, 18, Hays, was arrested at 11:55 p.m. Jan. 9 inn the 600 block of East Seventh
    January 18, 2019
    Source: hayspost.com
  • All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Dolores Mascarenas, 57, Hays, was arrested at 6:17 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 700 block of East Sixth on suspicion of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Brian Charles Quagliano, 45, Colby, was arrested at 2:27 a.m. Jan. 5 in the 100
    January 11, 2019
    Source: hayspost.com
  • All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Justin David Miller, 37, Hays, was arrested at 2:12 a.m. Dec. 29 in the 700 block of Campus on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Teri Dawn Lech, 19, Hays, was arrested at 9:18 p.m. Dec. 28
    January 04, 2019
    Source: hayspost.com
  • All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Emma Katherine Garcia, 18, La Crosse, was arrested at 12:50 a.m. Jan. 1 in the 800 block of Elm on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Jose De Jesus Utrera Hernadez, 48, Indianapolis, was arrested at 2:22
    January 04, 2019
    Source: hayspost.com
  • All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Dustin Michael Lewis, 19, Hays, was arrested at 5:44 p.m. Dec. 27 in the 1500 block of East U.S. 40 Bypass on suspicion of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nathan Lane Uttinger, 23, Hays, was arrested at 5:04 p.m.
    January 01, 2019
    Source: hayspost.com
  • All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Robert Matthew Berland, 40, Damar, was arrested at 5:27 p.m. Dec. 17 in the 4800 block of General Hays on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and child endangerment. Austin David Doxey, 22, Hays, was arrested at
    December 31, 2018
    Source: hayspost.com

Kansas Missing Children

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

  • Missing: Lipsy Mendoza-cruz
    Lipsy Mendoza-cruz, Age Now: 15, Missing: 01/03/2019. Missing From Topeka, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Topeka Police Department (ks) 1-785-368-9551.
    January 17, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Robert Witherspoon
    Robert Witherspoon, Age Now: 14, Missing: 12/27/2018. Missing From Wichita, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wichita Police Department (kansas) 1-316-268-4111.
    January 17, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Sierra Weltsch
    Sierra Weltsch, Age Now: 17, Missing: 01/07/2019. Missing From Topeka, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Topeka Police Department (kansas) 1-785-368-9551.
    January 15, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Crystal Mccree
    Crystal Mccree, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/10/2018. Missing From Wichita, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wichita Police Department (kansas) 1-316-268-4111.
    January 15, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Jada Hanson
    Jada Hanson, Age Now: 15, Missing: 01/02/2019. Missing From Wichita, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wichita Police Department (kansas) 1-316-268-4111.
    January 07, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Katrina Gosvener
    Katrina Gosvener, Age Now: 17, Missing: 10/08/2018. Missing From Wichita, Ks. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wichita Police Department (kansas) 1-316-263-6011.
    December 27, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com

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

Kansas Latest Crime Records (Updated 01/18/2019)

  • 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 American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 01/18/2019)

  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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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