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What are Kansas Vital Records?

Vital records in Kansas are the official records of all births, deaths, stillbirths, and marriages in the state of Kansas. They are maintained by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Public Health. These records are not public records, and certified copies of vital records can only be obtained by those with a direct interest in the person named on the record.

 

How Can I Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in Kansas?

Kansas birth records

Kansas birth records are confidential, and access to them is limited to mostly immediate family members. With proof of relationship and valid identification, the following persons are eligible to receive a certified copy of a Kansas birth certificate:

  • The person named as the registrant, if at least 18 years of age.
  • The parent, legal guardian, grandparent, spouse, adult child, sibling, uncle, or aunt of the registrant.
  • A legal representative of an eligible person with proper documentation.
  • Anyone with a court order.

To obtain Kansas records of birth, you will need to complete an Application for Certified Copy of Kansas Birth Certificate form.

You can request a certified copy of a Kansas birth certificate online, by phone, or by mail. In-person service is not available at this time. Each certified copy costs $15. Each additional copy will also incur the $15 fee.

To order online, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Public Health, uses VitalChek. When ordering online, the requestor can opt to either have the certificate mailed to them or to pick up the certificate in person. Additional fees for online orders begin at $13.95.

To order by phone, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Public Health also uses VitalChek to fill orders. You should call (877) 305-8315, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Additional fees for phone orders begin at $13.95.

For certified copies by mail, you should submit your completed application, along with a copy of your government-issued photo identification (such as a valid driver's license) and a check or money order for $15 for each certified copy payable to the Kansas Vital Statistics to:

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

 

How Can I Get a Copy of a Death Certificate in Kansas?

Kansas death records

Kansas death records are confidential, and access to them is limited. With proof of relationship and valid identification, the following persons are eligible to receive a certified copy of a Kansas death certificate:

  • The spouse listed on the death certificate.
  • The parent, legal guardian, grandparent, spouse, adult child, sibling, uncle, or aunt of the decedent.
  • A legal representative of an eligible person with proper documentation.
  • Anyone with a court order.

To obtain a Kansas death certificate, you will need to complete an Application for Certified Copy of Kansas Death Certificate form.

You can request a certified copy of a Kansas death certificate online, by phone, or by mail. In-person service is not available at this time. Each certified copy costs $15.

To order online, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Public Health, uses VitalChek. When ordering online, the requestor can opt to either have the certificate mailed to them or pick up the certificate in person. Additional fees for online orders begin at $13.95.

To order by phone, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Public Health also uses VitalChek to fill orders. You should call (877) 305-8315, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Additional fees for phone orders begin at $13.95.

For certified copies by mail, you should submit your completed application, along with a copy of your government-issued photo identification, and a check or money order for $15 for each certified copy payable to the Kansas Vital Statistics to:

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

 

How Can I Get a Copy of a Kansas Marriage Certificate?

Kansas marriage records

Kansas marriage records are filed with the county clerk's office of the district court, where the marriage license was filed after the marriage. That county clerk of court's office forwards the completed licenses to the state Office of Vital Statistics. You may access a marriage certificate by contacting the county courthouse where the marriage occurred.

In addition to contacting the court where the marriage occurred, you may contact the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics.

Certified copies of Kansas marriage certificates are restricted to the married parties, their legal representatives, those with legal authorization from the married parties, and those with a court order.

To obtain a Kansas marriage certificate, you will need to complete an Application for Certified Copy of Kansas Marriage Certificateform.

You can request a certified copy of a Kansas marriage certificate online, by phone, or by mail. In-person service is not available at this time. Each certified copy costs $15.

To order online, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Public Health, uses VitalChek. When ordering online, you can opt to either have the certificate mailed to you or pick up the certificate in person. Additional fees for online orders begin at $13.95.

To order by phone, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Public Health also uses VitalChek to fill orders. You should call (877) 305-8315, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Additional fees for phone orders begin at $13.95.

For certified copies by mail, you should submit your completed application, along with a copy of your government-issued photo identification, and a check or money order in the amount of $15 for each certified copy payable to the Kansas Vital Statistics to:

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

 

How Can I Get a Copy of a Divorce Certificate in Kansas?

Kansas divorce records

Divorce decrees are not maintained by the Kansas Bureau of Vital Statistics. Divorce records are accessible by anyone at the Kansas County District Court, where the divorce judgment was granted. The district clerks of courts offices do not forward copies of divorce information to the state vital records office.

To obtain a certified copy of a Kansas divorce certificate, you should contact the Kansas Clerk of District Court, where the divorce was granted.

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