Marriage License

EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 2018 WE WILL NO LONGER CERTIFY COPIES OF MARRIAGE LICENSES.  YOU WILL NEED TO OBTAIN A CERTIFIED COPY FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF VITAL STATISTICS.  785-296-1400 OR www.kdheks.gov/vital/marriage_howto.html.

Instructions for Obtaining a Marriage License

Either person may make application for the marriage license. When you come in to apply you will need to provide both parties date of birth and social security number. There is a 3 day waiting period, after application is made, before you may pick up the license. For example:

  • Application made on Monday: The license may be picked up on the following Thursday or any workday thereafter.
  • Application made on Tuesday: The license may be picked up on the following Friday or any workday thereafter.
  • Application made on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday: The license may be picked up on the following Monday or any workday thereafter.

Hours

Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Either person may pick up the license. Please come to the District Court Clerk’s Office before 3:30 p.m. We will NOT process a marriage license if you do not arrive before 3:30 p.m.

Requirements & Fees

The worksheet must be signed by both parties.

The fee for the license is $85.50, cash only!

Married By the Judge

If you wish to be married by the Judge you may make an appointment with Judge William M Malcolm by calling 785-632-3443. The fee for the ceremony is determined by the Judge.

Misplaced/Lost License

If you have misplaced or lost your license and cannot find it after it has been issued to you, you will have to reapply and pay the $85.50 again.