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Getting Married

Getting married in Douglas County, Kansas.

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.