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Pauline M. Lee
Pauline M. Lee
County Clerk

423 N. Fifth St.
Atchison, KS  66002

Ph: (913) 804-6030
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 37 years, she has a total of 44 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 area by her parents and has been a resident of Atchison County for her entire life.

The County clerk serves as the county election officer in Atchison 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. During 2014 board made a new position that handles all payroll and personnel benefits for the entire county staff and pays the bills for the county departments which took these duties away form the clerk's office 

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.