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Ordering Death Certificates


The Vital Statistics Office has reopened to walk-in customers. Office hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

In accordance with CDC guidance, all individuals who are fully-vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks or physically distance. Unvaccinated individuals will need to continue to wear a mask or other face covering and social distance.

Death certificates began being filed with the Office July 1, 1911.

ATTENTION: Due to COVID 19, the delivery times of regular mail has increased. In order to maintain prompt delivery of your certificate it is recommend that you use one of our priority services or use expedited mail, especially if you have a deadline that requires a certificate. If you are ordering by regular mail, it is suggested that you provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your order to help avoid any mailing delays.

For additional instructions, click on an Ordering Method.

ORDERING METHOD

DESCRIPTION

COST

PROCESSING TIME

WALK-IN

Go to Curtis State Office Bldg., 1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 120, Topeka, KS 66612. Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays. Enter the revolving doors on the north-west side of the building, behind the flagpole. Payment made by cash, check, money order, or credit card.

$15 for each certified copy.

Around 15 - 20 minutes provided there is no difficulty in locating the record

INTERNET

Access www.vitalchek.com any time. Payment made by credit card.

$15 for each certified copy PLUS $13.95 expedited service fee.

Within 3 to 5 business days after receipt in our office

TELEPHONE

Call 1-877-305-8315 available 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Payment made by credit card. Spanish interpreters available.

$15 for each certified copy PLUS $13.95 expedited service fee.

Within 3 to 5 business days after receipt in our office

MOBILE APP

Download the App through your device app store. Search for "IKAN" (select IKan – State of Kansas). Payment made by credit card or ACH.

1 certified copy per order. $15 for the certified copy PLUS $5.00 processing fee

Dependent on delivery method selected:

Will Call - will receive message usually same day or next business day for pick up

Regular mail - 7 to 10 business days.

WILL CALL
(MUST PICK UP IN OFFICE)

Access the VitalChek website at this address: https://www.vitalchek.com/Campaign?site=2&clickid=1017250999624990722
OR
Download the App through your device app store. Search for "IKAN" (select IKan – State of Kansas). 

Only the applicant can pick up the certificate and will need a current, government issued photo ID. Office hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Unvaccinated individuals will need to continue to wear a mask and social distance.

$15 for each certified copy PLUS $5.00 processing fee.

An E-mail will be sent when certificate is ready for pick up. Usually ready the following business day. Do not come to the office until E-mail is received stating certificate is ready to pick up, because your certificate will not be available when you arrive.

REGULAR/PRIORITY MAIL

Send request by regular mail or priority mail service. Payment made by check or money order.

$15 for each certified copy.

Dependent upon current request volume - 7 to 10 business days

RECORD CORRECTIONS and DEATH RECORD FILING

AMENDMENT & CORRECTIONS

To amend/correct certificate of divorce.

$15 for amendment or correction of vital record.

Varies

Families Filing a Death Record without a Funeral Home

How to file a death record when a funeral home is not involved

No charge for filing the death record but a $15 fee for each certified copy ordered

Varies

State law also specifies that the initial $15.00 fee for a certified death 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.