The Kansas Office of Vital Statistics, which is located in Topeka, offers five ways to obtain marriage records:
1. You can go to the local office and get the record you need within the hour. You can pay by cash, checks, credit cards and money orders.
2. The Office of Vital Statistics also use VitalCheck, an online service to provide individuals with the Kansas marriage records they need. They accept credit cards. You will get the records within 3 to 5 days after the credit card is processed.
3. You can call 877-305-8314 and request the marriage records you need. They accept credit cards and are available 24/7. You will get the records within 3 to 5 days after the credit card is processed.
4. You can send a request through U.S. mail by sending a check or money order. You will receive the records within 5-10 days depending on how busy they are.
5. You can send a priority request through U.S. mail by sending a check or money order. You will receive the Kansas marriage records within 3-5 days after they receive the request.
This is the address.
Office of Vital Statistics
Curtis State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 120
Topeka, KS 66612-2221
You may be able to get marriage records through the County District Court office. However, they are generally just filed at this office for a short period after the marriage and then forwarded to the Office of Vital Statistics. You will need to know the county in which the marriage took place. You can then contact that particular county district office.
Marriage records may be obtained through the Kansas Historical Society if they took place prior to May 1, 1913, which is the date the records were required to be filed. If you need marriage records from after that date, they will direct you to the Office of Vital Statistics.
Individuals who can’t travel to the local office or who don’t wish to travel may obtain Kansas marriage records online. There are a multitude of third party public record websites that people can use to access Kansas marriage information online
Worth noting is that you will have to pay to obtain certified copies of marriage records regardless of which method you choose. The cost may vary, but it’s a nominal fee. Additionally, you will be required to pay additional fees for expedited services. Depending on the method you choose, be prepared to provide the office with a copy of a government, your social security number or driver’s license number. You will also be asked to provide contact information.