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Kansas State, KS

State of Kansas
Application Process

  • Kansas marriage license fee is $85.50 and you can only pay in cash.

  • To obtain a Kansas Marriage License for individuals who are 18 years of age or older, at least one party must appear in person at their local District Court Clerk’s office.

  • An application for a marriage license must be completed at the Clerk of District Court office.

  • There is a waiting period of at least 3 calendar days after the date you apply for your license.

  • A worksheet is issued when the application is made.

  • ALL information must be completed and returned when picking up the license.

  • The worksheet must be signed by both parties.

  • Either person may pick up the license.

  • The license is issued and you may have your ceremony performed anywhere within the State of Kansas, for a period of six months.

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On the application you will need to know the following information for both applicants:

  • Full Name (first, middle and last)

  • Date of birth

  • Either a social security or driver’s license number.

  • State ID

  • Applicants’ parents information:

    • Both fathers’ full name (First, Middle and Last)

    • Both mothers’ full name (First, Middle and Maiden)

    • All birthplaces (State or Foreign Country)

  • Marriage License fee of $85.50 and you can only pay in cash.

ID Requirement in Kansas:

  • Driver’s License

  • Social Security Card

  • State Photo Identification Card

Waiting Period in Kansas:

Kansas has a three (3) day waiting period after application is made before you may pick up the Marriage License.

  • Application made on Monday: the license may be picked up the following Thursday or any work day thereafter.

  • Application made on Tuesday: the license may be picked up the following Friday or any workday thereafter.

  • Application made on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday: the license may be picked up the following Monday or any work day thereafter.

Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of Kansas.

Previous Marriages:

If either of you were previously married, you will need to know the date of the final divorce decree or death of spouse.

Marriage License Fees in Kansas:

The fee for the Marriage License is $85.50. Cash only – no checks or credit cards!

Proxy Marriages:


Cousin Marriages:


Common Law Marriages:


Blood test in Kansas:

No tests.

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.

Under 18:

  • The minimum age to get married is 15 in Kansas. This legislation can be waived only by a district court judge who thinks that getting married at such a young age would be in that individual’s best interest.

  • Teens who are 16 or 17 years old need to obtain one of the following in order to get married in Kansas:

    • Obtain parental or legal guardian permission and judicial consent.

    • Receive permission from both parents or legal guardian.

    • If the minor’s parents are dead, or if there is no legal guardian, permission must be received from a judge.

Officiants in Kansas:

  • 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.


Yes. Your witnesses must be age 18 or older.

License Validity Time:

Kansas marriage license will valid for 6 months from the issued date.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Office of Vital Statistics
Curtis State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 120
Topeka, KS 66612-2221
Ph: 785.296.1400

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. For more information regarding Kansas marriage license records please visit www.kdheks.gov.