How to Obtain Divorce Certificates in Kansas?
Occasionally after you have been divorced, you need to come up with a copy of your divorce decree. If you were divorced in Kansas and needed to obtain a copy of your divorce certificate, you can do so by following the process below.
Kansas views divorce records as private, and therefore they are not searchable or obtainable by anyone other than the parties involved.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment handles divorce records and has been retaining them since July of 1951.
The KDHE offers a variety of ways to obtain your copy: by phone, by mail, visiting in person and online. Regardless of the method, you will need the following information to request a copy of your divorce certificate:
- Completed application.
- A legible copy of a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID card, passport, visa or military ID).
- Your name, address, and phone number.
- Relationship to parties involved.
- Names of both parties (maiden names as well).
- Dates of birth for both parties.
- Date of divorce.
- County where the divorce was granted.
- City where the divorce was finalized.
First, you can visit the office located below to obtain a record in a few minutes (usually 15-20), and you can pay by credit card, cash, check, or money order.
Curtis State Office Bldg., 1000 SW Jackson,
Ste. 120, Topeka, KS 66612
You can call 1-877-305-8315 24-hours a day and place an order for a search to be completed.
You will need to pay via credit card. Expedited service is available with this option as long as you pay the extra fee. You will receive your certificate within 3-5 days.
You can request the divorce certificate by mail, and expect it to be delivered back to you within 5-10 business days.
You may also use VitalChek online service to order a copy of your divorce certificate. They offer expedited service here as well.
The fee for each certified copy is $15. For expedited service, you will need to pay an additional $12.50.