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The County Clerk's Office is responsible for paying all of the County Claims and Payroll for County employees. We assist in filling out the Homestead Tax refund forms. As an agent for the State Wildlife and Parks we provide Fish and Hunting License, Park Permits and Boat Permits.

This Office is also responsible for all national, state and local elections conducted in Douglas County.

The Real Estate Division is responsible for certified ownership list for use by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Office, also applying special assessments to parcels within a Benefit District.

Frequently Asked Questions

Real estate sales price information is not considered open record in Kansas (K.S.A. 79-1437f). A licensed appraiser or real estate broker may be able to help you find the information you seek.

Contact us or the Douglas County Treasurer by email, phone or US Mail and we will update your mailing address.

Contact the Register of Deeds to see if a plat or survey is on file for your property.

Usually a list can be ready in 24 to 48 hours. Special circumstances may require a longer time frame.

The W-9 is an IRS form requesting official information about a vendor. Douglas County, KS uses this information to report vendor payments to the IRS (via 1099M), when required. The W-9 should be completed and returned to Douglas County, not the… Read More

Usually checks are cut and mailed every Thursday after the County Commissioners have met on Wednesday afternoon and approve the Accounts Payable report. Occasionally, holidays or other circumstances change the schedule.

Jamie Shew

Jamie Shew was elected County Clerk/County Election Officer for Douglas County, Kansas, in 2004.  He is currently in his fourth term of office.  Prior to his election he worked in higher education administration and business management.  He is active in Election Center, IaGo, GFOA, Kansas Association of Counties, and Kansas County Clerks & Elections Officials Association where he served as president in 2014-15.  Jamie has achieved Master County Clerk status in Kansas and earned national Certified Election Registration Administrator (CERA) status in 2017.  

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County Courthouse
Douglas County Courthouse

1100 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm

Phone: 785-832-5167



Elections Office
Douglas County Elections Office

711 W 23rd St #1
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Hours: Mon-Wed, 8 am - 5 pm

Phone: 785-832-5267