Getting married in Douglas County, Kansas.
Guidelines for Obtaining a Marriage License During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Either person to be married may apply for a Marriage License through the KS Courts website.
- Please click on this link to be directed to the KS Courts website: KS Courts - Apply for Marriage License
- You will pay for the marriage license through the KS Courts website.
- There is a 3 day wait after the marriage application has been reviewed and accepted by the District Court.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply without parental consent.
- Blood tests are not required.
- The ceremony must be in the state of Kansas.
- Applicant will receive typed copy of marriage license for ceremony via an encrypted email; it is applicant’s responsibility to print it off and take it to the ceremony
- Please return completed ceremony paperwork to District Court within 10 days of ceremony.
- For more information on acquiring a new marriage license, contact the Clerk of the District Court's office at email@example.com or 785-832-5227
- Please use the above guidelines until further notice. Some of the information displayed below will be incorrect while the court is implementing social distancing precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A marriage license application must be obtained in person at the Clerk of the District Court's office:
- Either person to be married may apply for the Marriage License
- There is a 3 day wait after filing the application
- You must be at least 18 years of age to apply without parental consent
- Blood tests are not required
- You will need to bring your drivers license or social security card to the Clerk of the District Court's office
- There is a $85.50 license application fee
- License must be paid for with exact change
- The ceremony must be in the state of Kansas
- For more information on acquiring a new marriage license, contact the Clerk of the District Court's office at 785-832-5227, or download the Instructions for Obtaining a Marriage License (PDF format)
Marriage Certificate Copies
To request copies of marriage certificate, you must contact the State of Kansas - Office of Vital Statistics at 785-296-1400.
When getting your license from the Clerk of the District Court's office, state your desire to have a judge perform the ceremony, and you will be given a card with the judge's name and contact information. There is a $50 fee for this service. Additional fees apply for ceremonies held off-site, on weekends, or on holidays.