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Ordering Death Certificates

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

EFFECTIVE MARCH 23, 2020 THE VITAL STATISTICS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO WALK-IN CUSTOMERS IN AN EFFORT TO PREVENT EXPOSURES TO COVID-19.

For additional instructions, click on an Ordering Method.

ORDERING METHOD

DESCRIPTION

COST

PROCESSING TIME

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

Regular mail - 7 to 10 business days.

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

AMENDMENT & CORRECTIONS

To amend/correct certificate of death.

$15 for amendment or correction of vital record.

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.