For Immediate Release
June 17, 2008

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE Announces Free Replacement Vital Records for Residents Affected by June 11 Tornado

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Office of Vital Statistics is making replacement birth and marriage certificates available in response to the June 11 tornado. Requests from individuals affected by the tornado will be given priority for processing, free of charge. Requests will be processed within three business days of receipt of the request.

These certificates are often needed for identity and insurance purposes. Applicants in the affected area will be interviewed to establish eligibility for the requested records, in order to ensure the retrieval of the correct record.

Contact the Office of Vital Statistics between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays at 785-296-1414 for birth or marriage certificates. You can also fax your request to 785-559-4216. Visit for a fax form to send.

Requests can also be made by mail. Send requests to Office of Vital Statistics, Charles Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson St., Ste. 120, Topeka, KS 66612. The office is also open for walk-in requests from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays.