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Getting Married

Getting married in Douglas County, Kansas.

 
  • 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 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 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.

Our Services

Clerk of the District Court

Marriage and Divorce

Marriage licenses, ceremonies, and options for custody and divorce cases.

District Court

The 7th Judicial District of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas.

Department Contacts

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
Linda Koester-Vogelsang Court Administrator 785-832-5256 lkv@douglascountyks.org
Dee Jerome Administrative Assist 785-330-2810 djerome@douglascountyks.org

 
  • 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 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 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.