State law authorizes the issuance of certified copies of vital records. Uncertified copies or verifications are not provided to the public.
State law also specifies that the initial $15.00 fee for a certified divorce certificate copy is a five-year record search fee – one certified copy is issued if the record is found and if not found, the fee is retained. You will receive either the certified copy or a letter explaining the search conducted and that no record was located.
Divorce Certificates began being filed with this office July 1, 1951.
Divorce information is open to the public at the county district court level. Click here to access a listing of all Kansas county district courts.
The divorce decree is not filed with this office. The decree is the court document detailing the settlement of the divorce. The divorce certificate is completed by the plaintiff's attorney and contains only basic information – names of both parties, date of marriage, date of divorce, etc. Certified copies of divorce decrees are obtained from the Clerk of the District Court in the county where the divorce was filed. Use the web site access listed above for a listing of all Kansas county district courts. Certified copies of divorce certificates are obtained from this office.
- How to order a DIVORCE certificate
- How to locate DIVORCE records prior to July 1, 1951
- How to amend/correct a DIVORCE certificate
NOTE: The documents listed below can be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader, filled out on-line, and printed. The data will not be saved within the document.
If you experience problems downloading the files below, or wish to contact someone at The Office of Vital Statistics, please Email: kdhe.VitalRecords@ks.gov