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Getting Married

Getting married in Douglas County, Kansas.

 
  • Either person to be married may contact the court to apply for a Marriage License
  • Applicant will receive the forms via an encrypted email. Print them off, fill them out, and send them back using the encrypted email chain
  • 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
  • Applicants will need to send in a photo copy of driver’s license or social security card with the electronic application
  • There is a $85.50 license application fee; $88.92 with the 4% fee to pay electronically using CitePay
  • License must be paid for on CitepayUSA.com once the clerk instructs applicant to do so
  • The ceremony must be in the state of Kansas
  • Applicant will receive typed copy of marriage license for ceremony; 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 civil@douglascountyks.org 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)

To request copies of marriage licenses, 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.