Marriage Licenses


  • Certified copies of marriage licenses can only be obtained by contacting the Office of Vital Statistics in Topeka, KS at (785) 296-1400.


  • If you have questions call Clerk of the District Court office at (785) 863-2461




Marriage License FAQs: 


  • How much does a marriage license cost?

A marriage license costs $85.50*. The fee will be paid at the time of application and will be collected through the Centralized Court Payment Center.   *plus processing fee


  • What is the waiting period for obtaining a marriage license: 

The State has a mandatory 3-day waiting period. You may apply for a 3-day waiver online if needed. If selected then the application

will be forwarded to a Judge for approval.


  • What are the office hours:

Our office is open for walk-in and phone calls during the following hours: 

Monday - Thursday                          8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*    

Friday                                                8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.*    

*excluding legal holidays


  • How do I get certified copies of a Marriage License:

Certified copies of marriage licenses can only be obtained by contacting the Office of Vital Statistics in Topeka, KS at 

(785) 296-1400 or click here


  • How long do I have to wait for certified copies? 

Waiting period for certified copies could be approximately 2 weeks. Please contact the Office of Vital Statistics in Topeka, KS at

 (785) 296-1400 or click here


  • Who is authorized to officiate a marriage under Kansas state law?

Please refer to KSA 23-2504 for individuals authorized to be officiating persons.


  • How do I schedule a wedding to take place at the courthouse or to have a Judge perform my ceremony?

Contact our office to arrange for the Judge to reach out to you. We must have a name, email address, phone number and date of the wedding (if known). That information will be forwarded to the Judge and you will be contacted for further information.

Kansas courts now accept marriage license applications online (December 18, 2020).