Marriage Certificates

Wedding RingsState 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 marriage 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.


Marriage Licenses began being filed with this office May 1, 1913.

Marriage information is open to the public at the county district court level. Click here to access a listing of all Kansas county district courts.

Completed marriage licenses are first filed with the County Clerk of the District Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. The District Courts then forward the completed licenses once a month to the Office of Vital Statistics. Certified copies from this office are usually available by the second month after the marriage takes place.

NOTE: The documents listed below with * can be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader, filled out on-line, and printed. The data will not be saved within the document.

The documents listed below with ** can be opened using Microsoft Office Word, filled out on-line, printed and saved.

English Application in Adobe *


English Application in MS Word **

Spanish Application in Adobe


Spanish Application in Word

If you experience problems downloading the files below, or wish to contact someone at The Office of Vital Statistics, please Email: