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Pauline M. Lee
Pauline M. Lee
County Clerk

423 N. Fifth St.
Atchison, KS  66002

Ph: (913) 367-1653
Fx: (913) 367-0227

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Pauline began working as a clerk in the Atchison County Clerk’s office in 1970. She was then promoted to Deputy Clerk in 1974 and was appointed to fill the remaining term of the former clerk in August 1977. In addition to holding the position of County Clerk for 33 years, she has a total of 40 years in the County Clerk’s office.

Pauline is married to Tom Lee and they have four children,April, Thomas, Bridget and Kimberly. She was raised in Effingham by her parents and has been a resident of Atchison County for her entire life.

The County clerk serves as the county election officer inAtchison County. All voter registrations are handled by the clerk’s office. Candidates for County offices, school boards, and Township offices file for office here. Persons wishing to run for Third class city offices may file here, but usually file with their city clerks. First class city offices must file with the city clerk of Atchison. This office also handles all payroll and personnel benefits for the entire county staff and pays the bills for the county departments.

The clerk’s office also sells the following items:
  • County maps, which include road maps and ownership
  • Fish and game licenses
  • Moving permits
  • Township cereal malt beverage licenses

Additional Duties
The county clerk is the Secretary to the County Commissioners and is in charge of the records for the county.  The clerk’s office has old birth and death records for genealogical research.

All budgets for the schools, fire districts, cemetery districts, drainage, watershed, cities and special districts are filed and processed through the Atchison County Clerk’s office.