Kansas Death Records

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Why Does Someone Need Kansas Death Records?

A Kansas death record, or death certificate, can be used to help settle the estate of someone who passed away in the state. Death records are needed to close bank accounts and utilities and satisfy insurance requirements. You might think that you’re not entitled to a copy of a death record if you aren’t related to the deceased, but that’s not true. Provided that you meet certain requirements set out by the state, you should be allowed to request a copy. There are a few ways you can get Kansas Death Records listed below. If you need an official copy of a Kansas death certificate then it’s best practice to reach out to the relevant state government agency for this.

How Do I Obtain a Kansas Death Record?

Each copy of Kansas death records costs $15, though additional fees may apply. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, there are five different ways you can request a copy of a death record in the state:

  • In person: Visit the Curtis State Office Building in Topeka between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays to request a copy of a certificate. You can pay by cash, credit card, check, or money order. The whole process should take around 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Online: You can use a third-party service to order a copy through Vitalchek. Payments must be made by credit card, and there is an additional fee of $12.50 for expedited service. You should receive the record within three to five business days.
  • By Phone: If you’d like to order a copy by phone, you can call 1-877-305-8315 at any time of the day or night. Payment by credit card and an additional service fee of $12.50 are required. You will receive the copy in three to five business days.
  • By Mail: Send your application, plus a check or money order, to the Office of Vital statistics in the Curtis State Office Building in Topeka. If your request is successful, you will receive the record within five to ten business days.
  • By Priority Mail: If you urgently need a copy of Kansas death records, you can send your application, as well as a check or money order, via priority mail to the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics. You will need to include a pre-paid priority self-addressed envelope in your application. It should be sent to you within three to five business days.

What Information Do You Need to Obtain a Kansas Death Certificate?

Because of heightened concerns about identity theft, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment requires applicants to submit government- or state-issued photo ID if they are applying in person, by mail, or by priority mail. Drivers’ licenses, state IDs, passports, visas, and military IDs are all acceptable. You can also bring two of the following if you do not have any ID:

  • Social Security number
  • Bank statements – must have current address
  • Car registration – must have current address
  • Utility bill – must have current address
  • Paycheck – must have address and Social Security number

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How can I get a copy of a Kansas death certificate?

You can get a copy of a Kansas death certificate by contacting the Kansas Department of Health - Vital Statistics Office and requesting a copy of this death record over the phone, in person or online. You must be an immediate family member to obtain a certified copy of a Kansas death certificate

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  1. says:

    Sandra, you can find out the status of a death certificate by contacting the Kansas Department of Health – Vital Records Department. They manage the state’s vital records which include Kansas death certificates.

  2. says:

    I am trying to find out status of death certificate. My husband passed away Aug 7, 2023. On Aug 10, 2023 the funeral home requested 10 copies of death certificate and as of now we have not received any. I cannot get access to any monies until I get these copies. I would appreciate a response, I called every day last week and never received a call back, so maybe I will this way. His name is Richard L. Goucher. I need some help. The death was filed by Schneider Funeral Home, in Plaeasanton.

  3. says:

    Todd, you may need to consult with an attorney to find out how to access a non-family member’s Kansas death certificate. These are official Kansas documents that usually take a court order if you are not immediate family of the deceased

  4. says:

    Our deceased sister listed a now deceased beneficiary on her life insurance policy with a contingent beneficiary of my other sister. How do we get a copy of copy of the deceased beneficiary’s death certificate. We don’t even know the family of the deceased beneficiary. I did locate her obituary online. help please

  5. says:

    I do not need a death certificate. I would like to know if Kansas death records show the deceased’s parents names. I would like this information for a medical research study I am taking part in and for family information. I am looking for my paternal grandfather Joseph (Jose) Johnson who died in July 1952 in Pittsburg, Kansas.

  6. says:

    Margaret, we ran a Kansas death record search for your great aunt and did not find anything in our KS death index. It’s possible it’s older than the death records that have been copied to a digital format. That being said, you can contact the Kansas Department of Health and inquire about her record of death. Also note that it’s often the case where a “cause of death” is not listed on a death certificate, especially if the cause of death was unknown. You can call the KS Department of Health directly @ 785-296-6174

  7. says:

    I am trying to obtain a death record for a great aunt. She was born in 1867 and was a resident of Learned state mental institution in 1940. I have been given a death date of 1945 by a family member but I do not know if that is correct. She was born in 1867.I don’t need a certified copy. But would like to know date and cause of death. Her maiden name was Caple her father was Samuel H. Caple. Her children and husband were all deceased before 1930.

  8. says:

    Carolyn, if you can provide us with the full name and date of birth of this individual it would be helpful. We could not locate the Kansas death information with the first and last name of the individuals you’ve listed

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  10. says:

    Cindy, if you need an official copy of your husband’s Kansas death certificate you can contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Vital Records Department. You can order a certified copy of his KY death certificate through their website or call them directly for assistance @ 785-296-1400

  11. says:

    I am needing this document about my legal husband

  12. says:

    Karen, to obtain a copy of your siblings Kansas death certificates you can contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. You can order a copy online of these Kansas death certificates online for a nominal fee, or call them directly @ 877-305-8315

  13. says:

    Greetings. I am in search of my siblings death certificates. They were Triplets, They are known has the Parker Triplets. They were born on 22 Nov 1960. There were 2 girls and 1 boy. The name given at birth was, Jean Theresa Parker, Theresa Ann Parker, Howard John Parker. They lived 1, 3, and 5 hours the all expired on 22 Nov 1960. Our parents were Dorothy Ann Stack, & Howard Glenn Parker. They were born at Providence Hospital located at the time on 1800 Tauromee, Kansas city Ks. Both of our parents are now deceased. I’m the sole survivor. I’m the oldest, No I’m not one from the set. I was 2 years and 11mos at the time of their birth.. I like to have a copy of the death certificate to see what was the cause of death. Mainly for medical history on family.

  14. says:

    Unfortunately that is a much older Kansas death record than we have in our resources. You will want to inquire about obtaining a copy of your Grandfathers death certificate from the Kansas Department of Health. Their phone number is 785-296-1500 for your convenience

  15. says:

    I’m confused by this ‘immediate family member’ requirement. Can I get a copy of my great-great-grandfather’s 1917 death certificate for genealogy purposes or not?

  16. says:

    Jeannette, unfortunately we’re not showing the cause of death for Michael Dolter. Another option for you to find out the cause of death is to contact the Kansas Department of Health – Office of Vital Records. They will be able to verify a Kansas death record or you can order a copy of a Kansas death certificate to find this information. The phone number to inquire about Kansas vital records is 1-877-305-8315 for your convenience.

    How to Find the Someone’s Cause of Death in Kansas

    To find out the cause of death of someone in Kansas you can contact the Kansas Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics and order a copy of a death certificate which will have the cause of death listed on the certificate. You can inquire over the phone toll free @ 1-877-305-8315

  17. says:

    My older brother died early 2019(late jan/early Feb 2019. His name was Michael Dale Dolter.He lived I. I Topeka, ks I just really want the CAUSEof his death. We were to metastasized coloncancer, and a sudden. Heart attack. W e really need your assessment for our own health and peace of mind. Jeannette Wilson sister

  18. says:

    Unfortunately our Kansas death record database does not have the cause of death listed. You will want to reach out to the Kansas Department of Health – Vital Records Department. You can order death certificate copies online, in person or over the phone @ 877-305-8315. Certified copies of Kansas death certificates cost $15 and can be mailed to you directly.

    Ordering Kansas Death Certificates

    1. Walk into the Kansas Vital Records Office
    2. Order a copy of a KY death certificate online
    3. Order a KY death certificate copy over the phone
    4. Request a copy of a KY death certificate by mail

  19. says:

    I would like to know what is listed on my sister, Linda Ann Weber Lea, death certificate as cause of death. DOB 11-15-1951, death 4/30/1997 or 98.

  20. says:

    Cheryl, since these are very old Kansas death records you have a few options. You can reach out to the Kansas Department of Vital Statistics. They will typically only issue Kansas death certificate copies to immediate family or if you have a court order. Another option, if they do not have these old public records in their database is to contact the Kansas state archives. Lastly you might consider looking up the genealogy records via an Ancestry site.

    How to Find Old Kansas Death Records

    1. Contact the Kansas Department of Vital Records
    2. Visit the Kansas State Archives Website
    3. Research using Ancestry websites
    4. Check old Kansas newspaper obituaries

  21. says:

    I am looking for death certificates from 1906 and 1908. Where would I go to obtain these?

  22. says:

    In order to view the actual death certificate of your grandfather you will want to reach out to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as they are the managing state agency for Kansas Death Certificates.

    How to Obtain a Copy of a Kansas Death Certificate

    1. Visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website
    2. Select the “Order Death Certificate” option
    3. Order a death certificate online, by phone or by mail
    4. Pay the $15 and an extra $12 for expedited service
    5. Receive your Kansas death certificate by mail in a few weeks

  23. says:

    I am looking for my grandfathers death certificate. Name Jack Fluke. Passed away September 7, 2017. Just to look at for my own knowledge.

  24. says:

    Unfortunately this is an older death certificate, much older than we have in our Kansas death record database. You will want to contact the Kansas State Archives or the Kansas Department of Health and Vital Statistics as they are the managing agency for death records in Kansas.

    How to Get a Copy of a Kansas Death Certificate

    You can order Kansas death certificates from the Kansas Department of Health in person, online, by mail, or by phone. Provide the full name of the person in question. Pay the $15 fee for the Kansas death certificate copy.

  25. says:

    I need Rennie Valentine Nickell death certificate, He was born May 6, 1879 in Kentucky. He is on the Kansas census records.
    There is also a Rennnie Valentine Nickell in the same time frame, he was also born in Kentucky in 1877.
    I need this for genealogy purpose only.

Last Updated: 2017-05-19

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