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Are Kansas Vital Records Open to the Public?

Kansas Vital Records are only open to authorized parties. To obtain vital records in the state of Kansas, eligible individuals must show proof of direct interest. In most instances, records can be accessed by individuals named in the requested record or individuals related to the registrant by blood or law.


How Do I Obtain Kansas Vital Records?

Vital records can be obtained from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) Office of Vital Statistics. To obtain records, applicants are required:

  • To enclose the completed, relevant application form, signed by hand
  • Fill in the reason for the request
  • To provide one front and back photocopy of their valid, government-issued photo identification, or two photocopies of other approved documents
  • To enclose the applicable fees
  • Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope, (applicable to individuals using the mail service to submit an application)

Publicly available vital records are also accessible from some third-party websites.* These websites offer the benefit of not being limited by geographical record availability and can often serve as a starting point when researching a specific or multiple records. To find a record using the search engines on these sites, interested parties must provide:

  • The name of someone involved providing it is a not a juvenile
  • The assumed location of the record in question such as a city, county, or state name

*Third-party sites are not government-sponsored websites, and record availability may differ from official channels.

Are Kansas Marriage Records Public Information?

Most Marriage Records in Kansas are not considered public information. Persons who seek access either must be the registrant themselves or be immediate family, or legal representatives. The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) Office of Vital Statistics only maintains marriage records from the year May 1st, 1913 to present.


How do I find marriage records in Kansas?

Applicants who want to find marriage records in Kansas must submit a completed Application for Certified Copy of Kansas Marriage Certificate to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) Office of Vital Statistics by mail, phone, or the mobile app (iKAN). Mail requests may be addressed to:

Kansas Office of Vital Statistics
1000 SW Jackson Suite 120
Topeka KS 66612-2221

Requests by regular/ priority mail bear a non-refundable fee of $15 for a certified copy. Requestors can also search a five-year range, which is included in this amount. However, if they wish to increase the search span, each request will cost $15.Processing order for the requests using the methods indicated above can take anywhere for 3-10 days.

Are Kansas Divorce Records Public Information?

Most Divorce Records do not fall under the umbrella of public information. Only persons with verifiable direct or legitimate interest are allowed to have access to the information listed on the divorce records


How do I find Divorce Records in Kansas?

To find Divorce Records in Kansas, requestors may send requests and make orders to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) Office of Vital Statistics by mail, or by using the telephone or app service (iKAN). The KDHE preserves divorce records from July 1, 1951, to date. Applicants who are eligible to make this request include Self (above 18 years of age), Current Spouse, Adult Children, Parents/Legal Guardian, Siblings, Aunts/Uncles, Niece/Nephew, and GrandParents. The individual must also submit a completed Application for Certified Copy of Kansas Divorce Certificate and must make sure to sign the document by handwriting

Are Kansas Birth Records Public Information?

Like the marriage and divorce records in the State, Birth Records are not public information. Applicants who need to find a birth record must be deemed eligible by virtue of their relationship to the registrant of the certificate, which must be by blood or granted by law.


How Do I Find Kansas Birth Records?

Applicants may find birth records from July 1, 1911, to date, at the Kansas Office Vital Statistics. Records earlier to this date may be found in the county where the birth occurred and was recorded. Requesters can also search for digitized microfilm records of old newspapers, church records, or county/city registries on third-party sites.

Requestors whose search inquiries fit the time period of birth records available at the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics may submit the Application for Certified Copy of Kansas Birth Certificate by mail, using the telephone service or requesting through the iKAN app and paying the applicable fees. Applicants must have proof of identification, preferably a copy of their government-issued photo ID/ two copies of other approved documents, and they must also have knowledge of certain information, which may include:

  • The full name on the certificate
  • The birth date on the certificate
  • The names of the parents (including the mother’s maiden name), and their birthplaces
  • Adoption Information/Name Change (if applicable)
  • Reason for the request

Are Kansas Death Records Open to the Public?

No, Kansas Death Records are not open to the public. No member of the public has the right to access death records in the State of Kansas unless they are immediate family or have proof of direct and tangible interest in the certificate.


How Do I Find Death Records in Kansas?

Interested parties may find death records in Kansas at the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) Office of Vital Statistics where death records from July 1, 1911, to date are present on file.

Eligible applicants may submit a signed Application for Certified Copy of Kansas Death Certificate along with a valid photo government-issued ID and the required fees by mail, telephone or by downloading and using the app service (iKAN). The costs and processing times vary according to the methods of request used by the applicant.

For mail requests, applicants are required to enclose a $15 fee with the completed application and a self-addressed stamped mail to:

Kansas Office of Vital Statistics
1000 SW Jackson Suite 120
Topeka KS 66612-2221

Telephone requests can be made to the authorized line on 1-(877) 305-8315.All requests herein bear a $15 fee plus a fee of $13.95 to expedite the request. This same fee is applicable to requests made through online third party sites*

Records prior to July 1, 1911, are unavailable at the Kansas Office of Statistics. Persons who wish to locate these records may do so by requesting from the applicable county where the death took place or by searching third party sites* for microfilms, obituaries, or church records, as statewide records of deaths only began in 1911.

*Third-party sites are not government-sponsored websites, and record availability may differ from official channels.

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Results are based upon available information from state, county and municipal databases, and may not include some or all of the above details.


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