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How Much a Marriage License Cost?

Kansas law requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a license application fee.

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.

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Obtaing a Marriage License in Kansas

Requirements may vary as each county in Kansas could have their own requirements.

Kansas Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of Kansas.

Kansas ID Requirement:

Both of you don't have to be present when applying for the license. If only one of you is present, you will need to have all the documentation and know the information that would be required from your future spouse.

Apply at the District Court Clerk's Office. Driver's license and your social security card, or other type of photo identification is required.

Previous Marriages in Kansas:

If either of you were previously married, you will need to know the date of the final divorce decree or death of spouse. You may need to wait 30 days past the date of your final decree before being allowed to get remarried.

Kansas Premarital Education:

No. Kansas does not require premarital education.

Covenant Marriage:

Yes. See the bill authorizing covenant marriage in Kansas for more information.

Waiting Period in Kansas:

Kansas has a three day waiting period.

Other Tests in Kansas:

No other tests are necessary in Kansas.

Proxy Marriage in Kansas:

No. Although I've not been able to find supporting documentation, I have heard from people who have stated that they were part of a marriage by proxy wedding. So check with the county where you want to get married.

Cousin Marriage in Kansas:

No. Kansas does not allow cousin marriages.

Common Law Marriage in Kansas:

Yes. Kansas does allow common law marriages. "A common law marriage will be recognized in Kansas if the couple considers themselves to be married and publicly holds themselves out to be married and if they are legally eligible to marry. No minimum period of cohabitation is required."

Common Law Marriages:

Yes.

Same Sex Marriages in Kansas:

No.

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:

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.

Kansas Officiants:

Judges of a court record or any ordained ministers may perform wedding ceremonies in Kansas.

According to Kansas law, "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."

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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