Kansas Marriage License Requirements

Find out how to get married in KS

If you're getting married in the state of Kansas you must first apply for a wedding license at any in-state county clerk office. These offices, some of which are referred to as the "marriage license bureau," are usually located in the county probate court or circuit court. This document outlines the requirements you must adhere to in order to get a valid marriage license that can be used statewide. Let's begin…

Cost of Your License

How much does a marriage license cost?

The marriage license fee is roughly $59.00 to $85.00 dollars, although fees may vary from county to county. Accepted forms of payment are cash or money order.

Residency Requirement

Are there any special residency conditions for in-state or out-of-state residents?

There are none. You do not have to be a previous or current resident of Kansas to obtain a marriage license that will be valid statewide.

Waiting Period

After I submit my application how long do I have to wait before I receive my marriage license?

There is a mandatory 3 day waiting period before your license is issued to you. In most states, the waiting period does not include Saturdays, Sundays or federal holidays. In some instances, the day the application is filed is not included within the waiting period timeline.

Is there a waiting period from the moment the license is given to me to the date I'm allowed to actually marry?

No, you can get married immediately after your marriage license is issued.

License Expiration

How long will my marriage license remain valid once it's been issued?

Your license will expire 6 months from the date it is issued. Once it expires, it can no longer be used to get married.

What happens if my marriage license expires before I get a chance to use it?

Unfortunately, you'll just have to get a brand new one as your expired one will no longer be recognized as valid by the state nor by the person who will be responsible for officiating your marriage.

Age Requirement

How old must I be to get married?

You must be at least 18 years of age or older to marry without parental consent. A birth certificate may be necessary to show proof of age.

What if one or both of us is younger than 18?

If either partner is under 18, parental consent forms must be signed. You will need a certified copy of your birth certificate.

Blood Test

Are blood tests and physical exams required?

No blood test or physical exam is required.

Divorced or Widowed Applicants

What if one or both partners have been divorced or have had a spouse die?

If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse's death must be provided.

Marriage Name Change

How do I legally change my name before or after I get married?

When you are married, you will receive a marriage certificate, which is a piece of paper proving that you are legally married. This document will serve as evidence of your marriage, which you'll need to complete the process of notifying several government agencies about your name change, as well as any non-government institutions that you do business with (ie, banks, employers, credit cards, memberships, etc).

There is an online marriage name change kit that you can use and complete before or after your marriage takes place. It's applicable for Kansas or any other state in the union. Completing all the necessary name change documentation prior to your wedding is recommended in order to expedite the name change process.

Proxy Marriage

What is a proxy marriage?

A proxy marriage, also known as a "proxy wedding," is when one or both partners to be married are unable to physically attend the ceremony. The missing person, or persons, will have someone "stand in" for them and serve as their "proxy."

Can I get married by proxy if I'm unable to to be present for the ceremony?

Yes. Kansas is one of only five states that does allow marriage by proxy to be legally performed.

Common Law Marriage

What is a common law marriage?

The term "common law marriage" refers to an informal marriage, based upon cohabitation and a mutual understanding by both partners, rather than getting married through a civil or religious ceremony. The latter, more common approach, would require an actual Kansas marriage license.

Is a common law marriage a legal option for me instead of undergoing a conventional marriage?

No, common-law marriages are not allowed in Kansas. This is unsurprising as only one-fifth of the country currently recognizes common law marriage.

Cousin Marriage

Can I get married to my cousin?

No, cousin marriages are not allowed.

Same Sex Marriage

Are same sex marriages legal?

No, same-sex marriages are not allowed or legally recognized in Kansas.

Where to Go

Where do I physically need to go to get my marriage license?

Kansas has 96 offices where a marriage license can be acquired. Simply choose a location below to visit. Phone numbers as well as map and accompanying driving direction links are provided for every address.

Anderson County , District Court

100 E 4th Ave
Garnett, KS 66032

785-448-6886

Ashland County , District Court

Court House
Ashland, KS 67831

316-635-2717

Atchison County , District Court

423 North 5th
Atchison, KS 66002

913-367-7400

Barber County Courthouse , Register Of Deeds

120 E Washington
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104

316-886-5639

Barton County , Register Of Deeds

1400 Main St Courthouse
Great Bend, KS 67530

316-793-1856

Bourbon County , District Court

210 So. National
Fort Scott, KS 66701

316-223-0780

Brown County , District Court

601 Oregon St
Hiawatha, KS 66434

785-742-7481

Butler County , District Court

205 W Central
El Dorado, KS 67042

316-322-4370

Chase County District Court , Courthouse Square

300 Pearl St
Cotton Falls, KS 66845

316-273-6618

Chautauqua District , Court Clerk

215 N Chautauqua St
Sedan, KS 67361

316-725-5870

Cherokee Clerk , District Court

100 West Maple
Columbus, KS 66725

316-429-3880

Cheyenne District Court Clerk

212 Washington St
St Francis, KS 67756

785-332-8860

Clay County , District Clerk

P.O. Box 63
Clay Center, KS 67432

785-632-3443

Cloud District Court Clerk

811 Washington St
Kansas, KS 66901

785-243-8124

Coffey County , District Court

Coffey County Courthouse
Burlington, KS 66839

316-364-8628

Comanche District , Court Clerk Office

201 S New York
Coldwater, KS 67029

316-582-2182

Cowley County , District Court

311 East Ninth St
P.O. Box 741

Winfield, KS 67156

316-221-5470

Crawford County , District Court

P.O. Box 69
Girard, KS 66743

316-724-6213

Decatur County , District Court

P.O. Box 167
Oberlin, KS 67749

785-475-8108

Dickinson District , Court Clerk

100 N Buckeye Ave
Abilene, KS 67410

785-263-3142

Doniphan County , District Court

County Court House
Troy, KS 66087

785-985-3582

Douglas County , District Court

11th Massachusetts
Lawrence, KS 66044

785-841-7700

Edward County , District Court

312 Massachusetts
Kinsley, KS 67546

316-659-2442

Elk County , District Court Clerk

127 N Pine St
Howard, KS 67349

316-374-2370

Ellis County , District Court

1204 Fort St
Hays Kansas, KS 67601

785-628-9417

Ellsworth District , Court Clerk

210 Kansas
Ellsworth, KS 67439

785-472-4052

Ford County , District Court Clerk

P.O. Box 1352
Dodge City, KS 67801

316-227-4603

Franklin County , District Court

301 S Main St
Ottawa, KS 66067

785-242-6000

Geary County , District Court

540 Grant Ave
Junction City, KS 66441

785-762-5221

Gove County , District Court

Court House
Gove, KS 67736

785-938-2235

Graham County , District Court

410 Pomeroy
Hill City, KS 67642

785-421-2224

Grant County , District Clerk

108 S. Glenn St
Ulysses, KS 67880

316-356-2146

Gray County , District Court

300 S. Main
Cimarron, KS 67835

316-855-3425

Greeley County , District Court

616 2nd St
Tribune, KS 67879

316-376-4292

Greenwood County , District Court

311 N Main St
Ureka, KS 67045

316-583-8153

Hamilton County , District Court Clerk

219 N Main St
Syracuse, KS 67878

316-384-5159

Harper County , District Court

201 N Jennings
Anthony, KS 67003

316-842-3586

Harvey County , District Court

800 N Main St
Newton, KS 67114

316-284-6890

Haskell County , District Court

306 Inman St
Sublette, KS 67877

316-675-8231

Hodgeman County , District Court

P.O. Box 505
Jetmore, KS 67854

316-357-8434

Jackson County , District Court

400 New York St Fl 3
Holton, KS 66436

785-364-2191

Jefferson County , District Court

310 Jefferson
P.O. Box 352

Oskaloosa, KS 66066

785-863-2461

Johnson County , District Court

P.O. Box 700
Olathe, KS 66061

913-715-5000

Kearny County , District Court Clerk

305 N Main St
Lakin, KS 67860

316-355-6481

Kingman County , District Court Clerk

130 N Spruce
Kingman, KS 67068

316-532-5151

Kiowa County , District Court

211 E Florida
Greensburg, KS 67054

316-723-3317

Labette County , District Court

521 Merchant St
Oswego, KS 67356

316-795-4533

Lane County , District Court

144 So. Lane
Dighton, KS 67839

316-397-2805

Leavenworth County , District Court

300 Walnut St
Leavenworth, KS 66048

913-684-0400

Lincoln County , District Court

216 E Lincoln
Lincoln, KS 67455

785-524-4057

Linn County , District Court Clerk

318 Chestnut St
Mound City, KS 66056

913-795-2660

Logan County , District Court

710 W 2nd St
Oakley, KS 67748

785-672-3654

Lyon County , District Court

402 Commercial Ave
Emporia, KS 66801

316-341-3361

Marion County , District Court

200 S 3rd St
Marion, KS 66861

316-382-2104

Marshall County , District Court Clerk

1201 Broadway
Marysville, KS 66508

785-562-5301

McPherson County , District Court

P.O. Box 1106
Mcpherson, KS 67460

316-241-3422

Meade County , District Court

200 N Fowler St
Meade, KS 67864

316-873-8750

Miami County , District Court

120 S. Pearl St
Paola, KS 66071

913-294-3326

Mitchell County , District Clerk

P.O. Box 6
Beloit, KS 67420

785-738-3753

Montgomery County , District Clerk

300 E Main St Fl 2
Independence, KS 67301

316-330-1070

Morris County , District Court

501 W Main St
Counsil Grove, KS 66846

316-767-6838

Morton County , District Court

P.O. Box 756
Elkhart, KS 67950

316-697-2482

Nemaha County , District Court Clerk

P.O. Box 211
Seneca, KS 66538

785-336-2146

Neosho County , District Court

100 Main St
Erie, KS 66733

316-244-3831

Ness County , District Court

202 West Sycamore
Ness City, KS 67560

785-798-3696

Norton County , District Court

P.O. Box 70
Norton, KS 67654

785-877-5735

Osage County , District Court

717 Topeka St
Lyndon, KS 66451

785-828-4514

Osborne County , District Court

423 W Main St
Osborne, KS 67473

785-346-5911

Ottawa County , District Court Clerk

307 N Concord St
Minneapolis, KS 67467

785-392-2917

Pawnee County , District Court Clerk

715 Broadway St
Larned, KS 67550

316-285-6937

Phillips County , District Court

301 State St
Phillipsburg, KS 67661

785-543-6853

Pottawatomie County , District Court

106 Main St
Westmoreland, KS 66549

785-457-3392

Pratt County , District Court Clerk

P.O. Box 873
Pratt, KS 67124

316-672-4100

Reno County , District Court Clerk

206 West 1st St
Hutchinson, KS 67501

316-694-2956

Republic County , District Court

1815 M St
Belleville, KS 66935

785-527-5691

Rice County , District Court

101 W Commercial
Lyons, KS 67554

316-257-2383

Riley County , District Court

110 Court House Plaza
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-537-6371

Rooks County , District Court

P.O. Box 272
Stockton, KS 67669

785-425-6718

Rush County , District Court

715 Elm St
La Crosse, KS 67548

785-222-3345

Russell County , District Court Clerk

401 N Main St
Russell, KS 67665

785-483-5641

Saline County , District Court Clerk

300 West Ash St
Salina, KS 67401

785-826-6633

Scott County , District Court Clerk

303 Court St
Scott City, KS 67871

316-872-7208

Sedqwick County , District Court Clerk

525 N Main
Wichita, KS 67203

316-660-5787

Seward County , District Court Clerk

415 N Washington
Liberal, KS 67901

316-626-3238

Shawnee County , District Court Clerk

200 East 7th St
Topeka, KS 66603

785-233-8200

Sheridan County , District Court

925 9th St
Hoxie, KS 67740

785-675-3451

Sherman County , District Court

813 Broadway
Goodland, KS 67735

785-899-4850

Stafford County , District Court

209 North Broadway
St John, KS 67576

316-549-3509

Stevens County , District Court

200 E 6th St
Hugoton, KS 67951

316-544-2484

Sumner County , District Court

P.O. Box 469
Wellington, KS 67152

316-326-5936

Thomas County , District Court

300 North Court
Colby, KS 67701

785-462-4540

Trego County , District Court

216 Main
Wakeeney, KS 67672

785-743-2148

Wabaunsee County , District Court Clerk

217 Kansas St
Alma, KS 66401

785-765-2406

Wichita County , District Court

206 S 4th St
Leoti, KS 67861

316-375-4454

Woodson Center Court , District Court

105 W Rutledge
Yates Center, KS 66783

316-625-8611

Wyandotte County , District Court

710 North 7th
Kansas City, KS 66101

913-573-5000