How to Amend Marriage Certificates
There are several state statutes and regulations that govern the process to amend marriage certificates. Depending on the item being amended, the procedures that you need to follow will vary. Below are some of the common questions and answers regarding amending a marriage license. If your situation is not addressed or if you would like to verify the information needed, please contact the Amendment Unit at (785) 296-1434.
Note: We reserve the right to accept or decline requests using information you provide or we may require that additional court records be obtained to process the amendment in order to insure that we are in compliance with the state statutes and regulations.
Customer Question: The party’s name, date of birth, place of birth, or parent’s names are incorrect. How do I change those items?
Answer: You will need to provide our office with a certified copy of the birth certificate for the party whose information is incorrect. We also need a notarized request from one or both of the parties stating that the marriage certificate needs to be corrected. Click here for a sample of a notarized statement for the parties.
Customer Question: The date or place of marriage is incorrect. How do I correct the date of marriage or place of marriage?
Answer: You will need to provide our office with a notarized letter from one or both of the parties stating that the marriage license needs to be corrected. Click here for a sample of a notarized statement for both parties. We will also need a notarized letter from the person that performed the marriage stating the correct information. Click here for a sample of a notarized statement for the person that performed the marriage.
Note: If the person that performed the ceremony is unable to sign because they are deceased, we can accept affidavits from one of the witnesses to the ceremony.
Customer question: Where do I mail my request or documentation?
Answer: Mail everything to:AMENDMENT UNIT
OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS
1000 SW JACKSON, STE 120
TOPEKA, KS 66612-2221
Customer Question: What is the cost? Are there any fees?
If you have any questions, please contact the Amendment Unit at (785) 296-1434.
If you have questions that can't be answered by browsing the site, email Vital.Records@kdheks.gov