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Kansas Vital Records - Births, Deaths & Marriages

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Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Kansas, including the dates for which Kansas vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Kansas vital records databases.

Kansas Vital Records:

Office of Vital Statistics
Curtis State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 120
Topeka, Kansas 66612-2221
Phone: (785) 296-1400

What You Need to Know:
Personal check or money order should be made payable to Kansas Vital Statistics. Call or visit the Web site to verify current fees. All requests MUST include the handwritten signature and a copy of a valid photo ID of the applicant.

Web site: Kansas Vital Statistics


Kansas Birth Records:

Dates: From 1 July 1911

Cost of copy: $12.00

Comments: Access to birth records in Kansas is restricted to immediate family members and legal representatives. Pre-1940 birth records may be requested for genealogy purposes by an individual related as at least a cousin. The state office also holds a few delayed birth certificates dating back to the 1860s.

With your request, include as much as you can of the following: the name on the birth record being requested, date of birth, place of birth (city or county), father's full name, mothers full name (including her maiden name), your relationship to the person named on the certificate, your purpose for needing the copy, your daytime telephone number with area code, your handwritten signature and complete return mailing address.
Application for Kansas Birth Certificate

* Kansas birth records between about 1885 and 1911 may be available from the county or city clerk in the location where the birth was recorded. These births are recorded in register volumes and are open to the public. Not all of these early registers have survived. Fees may vary.


Kansas Death Records:

Dates: From 1 July 1911

Cost of copy: $13.00

Comments: Access to death records in Kansas is restricted to immediate family members and legal representatives. Pre-1940 death records may be requested for genealogy purposes by an individual related as at least a cousin.

With your request, include as much as you can of the following: the full name of the deceased, date of death, place of death (city or county), name of spouse, father's name, mother's maiden name, date and place of birth, your relationship to the individuals named on the certificate, your purpose for needing the copy, your daytime telephone number with area code, your handwritten signature and complete return mailing address.
Application for Kansas Death Certificate

* Kansas death records between about 1885 and 1911 may be available from the county or city clerk in the location where the death was recorded. These deaths are recorded in register volumes and are open to the public. Not all of these early registers have survived. Fees may vary.


Kansas Marriage Records:

Dates: From 1867 (county), from 1 May 1913 (state)

Cost of Copy: $12.00

Comments: Access to marriage records in Kansas is restricted to immediate family members and legal representatives. Pre-1940 death records may be requested for genealogy purposes by an individual related as at least a cousin.

With your request, include as much as you can of the following: the full name and date of birth of the bride and groom, date of marriage, place of marriage (city or county), your relationship to the individuals named on the certificate, your purpose for needing the copy, your daytime telephone number with area code, your handwritten signature and complete return mailing address.
Application for Kansas Marriage Record

Kansas marriage licenses before May 1913 (some dating back to 1867) may have been recorded in the District Court office where the marriage license was issued. These records are open to the public.

Kansas Divorce Records

Dates: From July 1951

Cost of copy: $12.00

Comments: Divorce certificates from 1 July 1951, containing basic information on the two parties, are filed with Kansas Vital Statistics. Certified copies of divorce decrees (the court document detailing the settlement of the divorce) can be obtained from the Clerk of the District Court in the county where the divorce was filed. Kansas divorce decrees prior to July 1951 can also be found recorded at the district court.

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