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Kansas Marriage License Requirements

Below is the information on what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about the marriage laws before filling out the marriage license forms.

In order to get married, you need to apply and receive a marriage license. This is the document that allows you to officially be married under the law. Always check with your city's marriage bureau at your clerk of court's office to find out what your local rules are.

Licenses are usually not valid for more than 30 days so you'll typically need to apply for your marriage license within one month of your wedding ceremony. You need to submit your birth certificates, tax information, and other official documents.

When you apply for your license, you'll not only need a proof of identification and age, will need to provide any information about previous marriages, and will need to pay a nominal fee. You will also need to have a witness when you sign the application, so plan on bringing your maid of honor or best man with you. The bride will need to know what her married name will be before she signs the marriage certificate. You'll have to write that name on the application.

IMPORTANT: You are not officially married when you receive a marriage license. You need to have a justice of the peace or a religious clergyman sign the document. On your wedding day, you'll give your officiant your marriage license, then after the ceremony, he'll sign it and send it to the proper government agency for validation.

ID Requirement: Picture ID such as a driver's license. If application is mailed or faxed in, it must be witnessed by a Notary Public.

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

Waiting Period: 3 days.

If Divorced: If divorced within the last 60 days, a certified copy of the divorce decree is needed.

Fees: Cash Only! $25

Other Tests: No tests

Under 18: Need certified copy of birth certificate, both parents must be present with identification, or if you have a legal guardian they must be present with a court order and identification.

Officiants: The minister, priest or rabbi of any church or congregation in the state may perform marriages. Ministers must provide marriage certificates to the couple married and report the marriage to the Marriage Commissioner.

Valid: License is valid for 90 days anywhere in Kansas.
The license can only be used within the State of Kansas.


IMPORTANT: State and county marriage license requirements can change so make sure you check with your local town clerk. This information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any plans.

Anderson County District Court 100 E 4th Ave Garnett, KS 66032 785-448-6886
Ashland County District Court Court House Ashland, KS 67831 316-635-2717
Atchison County District Court 423 North 5th Atchison, KS 66002 913-367-7400
Barber County CourthouseRegister of Deeds 120 E Washington Medicine Lodge, KS 67104 316-886-5639
Barton CountyRegister of Deeds 1400 Main St Courthouse Great Bend, KS 67530 316-793-1856
Bourbon County District Court 210 So. National Fort Scott, KS 66701 316-223-0780
Brown County District Court 601 Oregon St Hiawatha, KS 66434 785-742-7481
Butler County District Court 205 W Central El Dorado, KS 67042 316-322-4370
Chase County District CourtCourthouse Square 300 Pearl St Cotton Falls, KS 66845 316-273-6618
Chautauqua DistrictCourt Clerk 215 N Chautauqua St Sedan, KS 67361 316-725-5870
Cherokee ClerkDistrict Court 100 West
le Columbus, KS 66725 316-429-3880
Cheyenne District Court Clerk 212 Washington St St Francis, KS 67756 785-332-8860
Clay County District Clerk P.O. Box 63 Clay Center, KS 67432 785-632-3443
Cloud District Court Clerk 811 Washington St Kansas, KS 66901 785-243-8124
Coffey County District Court Coffey County Courthouse Burlington, KS 66839 316-364-8628
Comanche DistrictCourt Clerk Office 201 S New York Coldwater, KS 67029 316-582-2182
Cowley County District Court 311 East Ninth St P.O. Box 741 Winfield, KS 67156 316-221-5470
Crawford County District Court P.O. Box 69 Girard, KS 66743 316-724-6213
Decatur County District Court P.O. Box 167 Oberlin, KS 67749 785-475-8108
Dickinson DistrictCourt Clerk 100 N Buckeye Ave Abilene, KS 67410 785-263-3142
Doniphan County District Court County Court House Troy, KS 66087 785-985-3582
Douglas County District Court 11th Massachusetts Lawrence, KS 66044 785-841-7700
Edward County District Court 312 Massachusetts Kinsley, KS 67546 316-659-2442
Elk County District Court Clerk 127 N Pine St Howard, KS 67349 316-374-2370
Ellis County District Court 1204 Fort St Hays Kansas, KS 67601 785-628-9417
Ellsworth DistrictCourt Clerk 210 Kansas Ellsworth, KS 67439 785-472-4052
Ford County District Court Clerk P.O. Box 1352 Dodge City, KS 67801 316-227-4603
Franklin County District Court 301 S Main St Ottawa, KS 66067 785-242-6000
Geary County District Court 540 Grant Ave Junction City, KS 66441 785-762-5221
Gove County District Court Court House Gove, KS 67736 785-938-2235
Graham County District Court 410 Pomeroy Hill City, KS 67642 785-421-2224
Grant County District Clerk 108 S. Glenn St Ulysses, KS 67880 316-356-2146
Gray County District Court 300 S. Main Cimarron, KS 67835 316-855-3425
Greeley County District Court 616 2nd St Tribune, KS 67879 316-376-4292
Greenwood County District Court 311 N Main St Ureka, KS 67045 316-583-8153
Hamilton County District Court Clerk 219 N Main St Syracuse, KS 67878 316-384-5159
Harper County District Court 201 N Jennings Anthony, KS 67003 316-842-3586
Harvey County District Court 800 N Main St Newton, KS 67114 316-284-6890
Haskell County District Court 306 Inman St Sublette, KS 67877 316-675-8231
Hodgeman County District Court P.O. Box 505 Jetmore, KS 67854 316-357-8434
Jackson County District Court 400 New York St Fl 3 Holton, KS 66436 785-364-2191
Jefferson County District Court 310 Jefferson P.O. Box 352 Oskaloosa, KS 66066 785-863-2461
Johnson County District Court P.O. Box 700 Olathe, KS 66061 913-715-5000
Kearny County District Court Clerk 305 N Main St Lakin, KS 67860 316-355-6481
Kingman County District Court Clerk 130 N Spruce Kingman, KS 67068 316-532-5151
Kiowa County District Court 211 E Florida Greensburg, KS 67054 316-723-3317
Labette County District Court 521 Merchant St Oswego, KS 67356 316-795-4533
Lane County District Court 144 So. Lane Dighton, KS 67839 316-397-2805
Leavenworth County District Court 300 Walnut St Leavenworth, KS 66048 913-684-0400
Lincoln County District Court 216 E Lincoln Lincoln, KS 67455 785-524-4057
Linn County District Court Clerk 318 Chestnut St Mound City, KS 66056 913-795-2660
Logan County District Court 710 W 2nd St Oakley, KS 67748 785-672-3654
Lyon County District Court 402 Commercial Ave Emporia, KS 66801 316-341-3361
Marion County District Court 200 S 3rd St Marion, KS 66861 316-382-2104
Marshall County District Court Clerk 1201 Broadway Marysville, KS 66508 785-562-5301
McPherson County District Court P.O. Box 1106 Mcpherson, KS 67460 316-241-3422
Meade County District Court 200 N Fowler St Meade, KS 67864 316-873-8750
Miami County District Court 120 S. Pearl St Paola, KS 66071 913-294-3326
Mitchell County District Clerk P.O. Box 6 Beloit, KS 67420 785-738-3753
Montgomery County District Clerk 300 E Main St Fl 2 Independence, KS 67301 316-330-1070
Morris County District Court 501 W Main St Counsil Grove, KS 66846 316-767-6838
Morton County District Court P.O. Box 756 Elkhart, KS 67950 316-697-2482
Nemaha County District Court Clerk P.O. Box 211 Seneca, KS 66538 785-336-2146
Neosho County District Court 100 Main St Erie, KS 66733 316-244-3831
Ness County District Court 202 West Sycamore Ness City, KS 67560 785-798-3696
Norton County District Court P.O. Box 70 Norton, KS 67654 785-877-5735
Osage County District Court 717 Topeka St Lyndon, KS 66451 785-828-4514
Osborne County District Court 423 W Main St Osborne, KS 67473 785-346-5911
Ottawa County District Court Clerk 307 N Concord St Minneapolis, KS 67467 785-392-2917
Pawnee County District Court Clerk 715 Broadway St Larned, KS 67550 316-285-6937
Phillips County District Court 301 State St Phillipsburg, KS 67661 785-543-6853
Pottawatomie County District Court 106 Main St Westmoreland, KS 66549 785-457-3392
Pratt County District Court Clerk P.O. Box 873 Pratt, KS 67124 316-672-4100
Reno County District Court Clerk 206 West 1st St Hutchinson, KS 67501 316-694-2956
Republic County District Court 1815 M St Belleville, KS 66935 785-527-5691
Rice County District Court 101 W Commercial Lyons, KS 67554 316-257-2383
Riley County District Court 110 Court House Plaza Manhattan, KS 66502 785-537-6371
Rooks County District Court P.O. Box 272 Stockton, KS 67669 785-425-6718
Rush County District Court 715 Elm St La Crosse, KS 67548 785-222-3345
Russell County District Court Clerk 401 N Main St Russell, KS 67665 785-483-5641
Saline County District Court Clerk 300 West Ash St Salina, KS 67401 785-826-6633
Scott County District Court Clerk 303 Court St Scott City, KS 67871 316-872-7208
Sedqwick County District Court Clerk 525 N Main Wichita, KS 67203 316-660-5787
Seward County District Court Clerk 415 N Washington Liberal, KS 67901 316-626-3238
Shawnee County District Court Clerk 200 East 7th St Topeka, KS 66603 785-233-8200
Sheridan County District Court 925 9th St Hoxie, KS 67740 785-675-3451
Sherman County District Court 813 Broadway Goodland, KS 67735 785-899-4850
Stafford County District Court 209 North Broadway St John, KS 67576 316-549-3509
Stevens County District Court 200 E 6th St Hugoton, KS 67951 316-544-2484
Sumner County District Court P.O. Box 469 Wellington, KS 67152 316-326-5936
Thomas County District Court 300 North Court Colby, KS 67701 785-462-4540
Trego County District Court 216 Main Wakeeney, KS 67672 785-743-2148
Wabaunsee County District Court Clerk 217 Kansas St Alma, KS 66401 785-765-2406
Wichita County District Court 206 S 4th St Leoti, KS 67861 316-375-4454
Woodson Center CourtDistrict Court 105 W Rutledge Yates Center, KS 66783 316-625-8611
Wyandotte County District Court 710 North 7th Kansas City, KS 66101 913-573-5000