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Marriage license requirements in the state of Kansas, here is what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about the Kansas marriage laws before you apply for the Kansas marriage license application.

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Obtaining a Marriage License in Kansas

ID Requirement: A certified Birth Certificate.
•  Full name (First, Middle and Last)
•  Residence (City, county and state)
•  Birthplace (State or foreign country)
•  Date of birth
•  Race
•  Highest level of education completed
•  Both applicants fathers' full name (First, Middle and Last)
•  Both applicants mothers' full name (First, Middle and Maiden)
•  All birthplaces (State or Foreign Country)
•  Name and address of person performing ceremony, if known.

Residency Requirement: Do not have to be a resident of Kansas.

If Previously Married: If previously married, how last marriage ended and when. Number of this marriage (1st, 2nd, etc).

Application Requirement: Applicant must be the bride or groom. Both applicants need not be present. Applicant must swear under oath:

•  The applicants are not related (i.e.1st cousin or closer).

•  The applicants have no spouse. (If divorced, decree must be filed over 30 days ago.)

•  The applicants know of no other reason why they should not be legally married.

Waiting Period: There is a 3 day waiting period, after application is made, before you may pick up the license.

Either person can pick up the license. The license will expire six months from date of issuance.

How Much a Marriage License Cost?

$85.50 for a Kansas marriage license. Cash is required in most counties. Money orders are accepted in some counties and should be payable to "Clerk of the District Court". The money is non-refundable.

Blood Tests: No blood test requirement.

Under 18: Any applicant who is under age 18 must have either:

•  Notarized, written consent of all then living parents and legal guardians OR

•  Notarized, written consent of one parent or legal guardian and consent of a district    court judge. (K.S.A. 23-106)

•  Identification number (usually social security number)

•  Applicants are of the opposite sex.

•  Both parties age 18 or older -- no consent requirements

Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.

Common Law Marriages: No.

Same Sex Marriages: Yes.

Solemnization Authority: Marriage may be validly solemnized and contracted in this state, after a license has been issued for the marriage, in the following manner:
By the mutual declarations of the two parties to be joined in marriage, made before an authorized officiating person and in the presence of at least two competent witnesses over 18 years of age, other than the officiating person, that they take each other as husband and wife. The following are authorized to be officiating persons:

• Any currently ordained clergyman or religious authority of any religious denomination or society;

• any licentiate of a denominational body or an appointee of any bishop serving as the regular clergyman of any church of the denomination to which the licentiate or appointee belongs, if not restrained from so doing by the discipline of that church or denomination;

• any judge or justice of a court of record;

• any municipal judge of a city of this state; and

•  any retired judge or justice of a court of record.

The two parties themselves, by mutual declarations that they take each other as husband and wife, in accordance with the customs, rules and regulations of any religious society, denomination or sect to which either of the parties belong, may be married without an authorized officiating person.

Officiants: Any ordained clergyman of any religious denomination or society may perform marriages. Ministers are required to file credentials or ordination with the judge of a probate court before performing marriages. Minister must return the marriage license and a certificate of marriage to the probate judge who issued the marriage license within 10 days after the marriage.

Valid: License is valid for 6 months.
The license can only be used within the State of Kansas.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Office of Vital Statistics
Curtis State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 120
Topeka, KS 66612-2221

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

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Kansas County Clerk's Office
Anderson County Courthouse
Garnett, KS
785.448.6886


Ashland County Court
Ashland, KS
316-635-2717


Atchison County Court
Atchison, KS
913.367.7400


Barber County Courthouse
Medicine Lodge, KS
316.886.5639


Barton County Courthouse
Great Bend, KS
316.793.1856


Bourbon County Court
Fort Scott, KS
316.223.0780


Brown County Court
Hiawatha, KS
785.742.7481


Butler County Court
El Dorado, KS
316.322.4370


Chase County Court
Cotton Falls, KS
316.273.6618


Chautauqua District Clerk
Sedan, KS
316.725.5870


Cherokee Clerk Court
Columbus, KS
620.429.3880


Clay County Clerk
Clay Center, KS
785.632.3443


Cloud District Clerk
Kansas, KS
785.243.8124


Coffey County Court
Burlington, KS
316.364.8628


Comanche District Clerk
Coldwater, KS
316.582.2182


Cowley County Court
Winfield, KS
316.221.5470


Crawford County Court
Girard, KS
316.724.6213


Decatur County Court
Oberlin, KS
785.475.8108


Dickinson District Clerk
Abilene, KS
785.263.3142


Doniphan County Court
Troy, KS
785.985.3582


Douglas County Court
Lawrence, KS
785.841.7700


Edward County Court
Kinsley, KS
316.659.2442


Elk County Clerk
Howard, KS
316.374.2370


Ellis County Court
Hays Kansas, KS
785.628.9417


Ellsworth District Clerk
Ellsworth, KS
785.472.4052


Ford County Clerk
Dodge City, KS
316.227.4603


Franklin County Court
Ottawa, KS
785.242.6000


Geary County Court
Junction City, KS
785.762.5221

Gove County Court
Gove, KS
785.938.2235


Graham County Court
Hill City, KS
785.421.2224


Grant County Clerk
Ulysses, KS
316.356.2146


Gray County Court
Cimarron, KS
316.855.3425

Greeley County Court
Tribune, KS
316.376.4292


Greenwood County Court
Ureka, KS
316.583.8153


Hamilton County Clerk
Syracuse, KS
316.384.5159


Harper County Court
Anthony, KS
316.842.3586


Harvey County Court
Newton, KS
316.284.6890


Haskell County Court
Sublette, KS
316.675.8231


Hodgeman County Court
Jetmore, KS
316.357.8434


Jackson County Court
Holton, KS
785.364.2191


Jefferson County Court
Oskaloosa, KS
785.863.2461


Johnson County Court
Olathe, KS
913.715.5000


Kearny County Clerk
Lakin, KS
316.355.6481


Kingman County Clerk
Kingman, KS
316.532.5151


Kiowa County Court
Greensburg, KS
316.723.3317


Labette County Court
Oswego, KS
316.795.4533


Lane County Court
Dighton, KS
316.397.2805


Leavenworth County Court
Leavenworth, KS
913.684.0400


Lincoln County Court
Lincoln, KS
785.524.4057


Linn County Clerk
Mound City, KS
913.795.2660


Logan County Court
Oakley, KS
785.672.3654


Lyon County Court
Emporia, KS
316.341.3361


Marion County Court
Marion, KS
316.382.2104


Marshall County Clerk
Marysville, KS
785.562.5301


McPherson County Court
Mcpherson, KS 67460
316.241.3422


Meade County Court
Meade, KS
316.873.8750


Miami County Court
Paola, KS
913.294.3326


Mitchell County Clerk
Beloit, KS
785.738.3753


Montgomery County Clerk
Independence, KS
316.330.1070


Morris County Court
Counsil Grove, KS
316.767.6838


Morton County Court
Elkhart, KS
316.697.2482


Nemaha County Clerk
Seneca, KS
785.336.2146


Neosho County Court
Erie, KS
316.244.3831


Ness County Court
Ness City, KS
785.798.3696


Norton County Court
Norton, KS
785.877.5735


Osage County Court
Lyndon, KS
785.828.4514


Osborne County Court
Osborne, KS
785.346.5911


Ottawa County Clerk
Minneapolis, KS
785.392.2917


Pawnee County Clerk
Larned, KS
316.285.6937


Phillips County Court
Phillipsburg, KS
785.543.6853


Pottawatomie County Court
Westmoreland, KS
785.457.3392


Pratt County Clerk
Pratt, KS
316.672.4100


Reno County Clerk
Hutchinson, KS
316.694.2956


Republic County Court
Belleville, KS
785.527.5691


Rice County Court
Lyons, KS
316.257.2383


Riley County Court
Manhattan, KS
785.537.6364


Rooks County Court
Stockton, KS
785.425.6718


Rush County Court
La Crosse, KS
785.222.3345


Russell County Clerk
Russell, KS
785.483.5641


Saline County Clerk
Salina, KS
785.826.6633


Scott County Clerk
Scott City, KS
316.872.7208


Sedqwick County Clerk
Wichita, KS
316.383.7302


Seward County Clerk
Liberal, KS
316.626.3238


Shawnee County Clerk
Topeka, KS
785.233.8200


Sheridan County Court
Hoxie, KS
785.675.3451


Sherman County Court
Goodland, KS
785.899.4850


Stafford County Court
St John, KS
316.549.3509


Stevens County Court
Hugoton, KS
316.544.2484


Sumner County Court
Wellington, KS
316.326.5936


Thomas County Court
Colby, KS
785.462.4540


Trego County Court
Wakeeney, KS
785.743.2148


Wabaunsee County Clerk
Alma, KS
785.765.2406


Wichita County Court
Leoti, KS
316.375.4454


Woodson Center Court
Yates Center, KS
316.625.8611


Wyandotte County Court
Kansas City, KS
913.573.5000


 

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