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?

Yes, same-sex marriages are allowed and 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


Ashland County , District Court

Court House
Ashland, KS 67831


Atchison County , District Court

423 North 5th
Atchison, KS 66002


Barber County Courthouse , Register Of Deeds

120 E Washington
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104


Barton County , Register Of Deeds

1400 Main St Courthouse
Great Bend, KS 67530


Bourbon County , District Court

210 So. National
Fort Scott, KS 66701


Brown County , District Court

601 Oregon St
Hiawatha, KS 66434


Butler County , District Court

205 W Central
El Dorado, KS 67042


Chase County District Court , Courthouse Square

300 Pearl St
Cotton Falls, KS 66845


Chautauqua District , Court Clerk

215 N Chautauqua St
Sedan, KS 67361


Cherokee Clerk , District Court

100 West Maple
Columbus, KS 66725


Cheyenne District Court Clerk

212 Washington St
St Francis, KS 67756


Clay County , District Clerk

P.O. Box 63
Clay Center, KS 67432


Cloud District Court Clerk

811 Washington St
Kansas, KS 66901


Coffey County , District Court

Coffey County Courthouse
Burlington, KS 66839


Comanche District , Court Clerk Office

201 S New York
Coldwater, KS 67029


Cowley County , District Court

311 East Ninth St
P.O. Box 741

Winfield, KS 67156


Crawford County , District Court

P.O. Box 69
Girard, KS 66743


Decatur County , District Court

P.O. Box 167
Oberlin, KS 67749


Dickinson District , Court Clerk

100 N Buckeye Ave
Abilene, KS 67410


Doniphan County , District Court

County Court House
Troy, KS 66087


Douglas County , District Court

11th Massachusetts
Lawrence, KS 66044


Edward County , District Court

312 Massachusetts
Kinsley, KS 67546


Elk County , District Court Clerk

127 N Pine St
Howard, KS 67349


Ellis County , District Court

1204 Fort St
Hays Kansas, KS 67601


Ellsworth District , Court Clerk

210 Kansas
Ellsworth, KS 67439


Ford County , District Court Clerk

P.O. Box 1352
Dodge City, KS 67801


Franklin County , District Court

301 S Main St
Ottawa, KS 66067


Geary County , District Court

540 Grant Ave
Junction City, KS 66441


Gove County , District Court

Court House
Gove, KS 67736


Graham County , District Court

410 Pomeroy
Hill City, KS 67642


Grant County , District Clerk

108 S. Glenn St
Ulysses, KS 67880


Gray County , District Court

300 S. Main
Cimarron, KS 67835


Greeley County , District Court

616 2nd St
Tribune, KS 67879


Greenwood County , District Court

311 N Main St
Ureka, KS 67045


Hamilton County , District Court Clerk

219 N Main St
Syracuse, KS 67878


Harper County , District Court

201 N Jennings
Anthony, KS 67003


Harvey County , District Court

800 N Main St
Newton, KS 67114


Haskell County , District Court

306 Inman St
Sublette, KS 67877


Hodgeman County , District Court

P.O. Box 505
Jetmore, KS 67854


Jackson County , District Court

400 New York St Fl 3
Holton, KS 66436


Jefferson County , District Court

310 Jefferson
P.O. Box 352

Oskaloosa, KS 66066


Johnson County , District Court

P.O. Box 700
Olathe, KS 66061


Kearny County , District Court Clerk

305 N Main St
Lakin, KS 67860


Kingman County , District Court Clerk

130 N Spruce
Kingman, KS 67068


Kiowa County , District Court

211 E Florida
Greensburg, KS 67054


Labette County , District Court

521 Merchant St
Oswego, KS 67356


Lane County , District Court

144 So. Lane
Dighton, KS 67839


Leavenworth County , District Court

300 Walnut St
Leavenworth, KS 66048


Lincoln County , District Court

216 E Lincoln
Lincoln, KS 67455


Linn County , District Court Clerk

318 Chestnut St
Mound City, KS 66056


Logan County , District Court

710 W 2nd St
Oakley, KS 67748


Lyon County , District Court

402 Commercial Ave
Emporia, KS 66801


Marion County , District Court

200 S 3rd St
Marion, KS 66861


Marshall County , District Court Clerk

1201 Broadway
Marysville, KS 66508


McPherson County , District Court

P.O. Box 1106
Mcpherson, KS 67460


Meade County , District Court

200 N Fowler St
Meade, KS 67864


Miami County , District Court

120 S. Pearl St
Paola, KS 66071


Mitchell County , District Clerk

P.O. Box 6
Beloit, KS 67420


Montgomery County , District Clerk

300 E Main St Fl 2
Independence, KS 67301


Morris County , District Court

501 W Main St
Counsil Grove, KS 66846


Morton County , District Court

P.O. Box 756
Elkhart, KS 67950


Nemaha County , District Court Clerk

P.O. Box 211
Seneca, KS 66538


Neosho County , District Court

100 Main St
Erie, KS 66733


Ness County , District Court

202 West Sycamore
Ness City, KS 67560


Norton County , District Court

P.O. Box 70
Norton, KS 67654


Osage County , District Court

717 Topeka St
Lyndon, KS 66451


Osborne County , District Court

423 W Main St
Osborne, KS 67473


Ottawa County , District Court Clerk

307 N Concord St
Minneapolis, KS 67467


Pawnee County , District Court Clerk

715 Broadway St
Larned, KS 67550


Phillips County , District Court

301 State St
Phillipsburg, KS 67661


Pottawatomie County , District Court

106 Main St
Westmoreland, KS 66549


Pratt County , District Court Clerk

P.O. Box 873
Pratt, KS 67124


Reno County , District Court Clerk

206 West 1st St
Hutchinson, KS 67501


Republic County , District Court

1815 M St
Belleville, KS 66935


Rice County , District Court

101 W Commercial
Lyons, KS 67554


Riley County , District Court

110 Court House Plaza
Manhattan, KS 66502


Rooks County , District Court

P.O. Box 272
Stockton, KS 67669


Rush County , District Court

715 Elm St
La Crosse, KS 67548


Russell County , District Court Clerk

401 N Main St
Russell, KS 67665


Saline County , District Court Clerk

300 West Ash St
Salina, KS 67401


Scott County , District Court Clerk

303 Court St
Scott City, KS 67871


Sedqwick County , District Court Clerk

525 N Main
Wichita, KS 67203


Seward County , District Court Clerk

415 N Washington
Liberal, KS 67901


Shawnee County , District Court Clerk

200 East 7th St
Topeka, KS 66603


Sheridan County , District Court

925 9th St
Hoxie, KS 67740


Sherman County , District Court

813 Broadway
Goodland, KS 67735


Stafford County , District Court

209 North Broadway
St John, KS 67576


Stevens County , District Court

200 E 6th St
Hugoton, KS 67951


Sumner County , District Court

P.O. Box 469
Wellington, KS 67152


Thomas County , District Court

300 North Court
Colby, KS 67701


Trego County , District Court

216 Main
Wakeeney, KS 67672


Wabaunsee County , District Court Clerk

217 Kansas St
Alma, KS 66401


Wichita County , District Court

206 S 4th St
Leoti, KS 67861


Woodson Center Court , District Court

105 W Rutledge
Yates Center, KS 66783


Wyandotte County , District Court

710 North 7th
Kansas City, KS 66101