18th Judicial District Court of Kansas
District Court Records
Sedgwick County Courthouse
525 N. Main 6th Floor
Call Center: 316.660.5900
Kansas Health & Environment
Office of Vital Statistics
Curtis State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson Suite 120
Topeka, KS 66612-2221
Sedgwick County Government has no role in recording either marriages or
divorces, and cannot provide these records.
Records for marriages recorded in Sedgwick County and divorces granted in
Sedgwick County are maintained by 18th Judicial District Court, located in the
Sedgwick County Courthouse.
Marriage and divorce certificates are also available from the
State Office of
Vital Statistics in Topeka. OVS can provide marriage certificates for marriages
since 05/01/1913, and can provide divorce certificates for divorces since
07/01/1951. OVS provides only certified records to persons who qualify – it will
not provide dates or other information from records by telephone or email.
In Kansas after marriages are performed the normal procedure is the minister,
priest, judge or other person qualified by law to conduct the marriage files the
record with the local State District Court, which then also conveys to the State
Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) in Topeka. In rare occasions marriage records
are filed directly with State OVS, bypassing the local District Court. Both the
District Court and OVS can provide certified marriage records.
Divorce is a legal process handled by State District Courts. Records are
maintained at the local District Court, and results are conveyed to OVS. Only
District Court can provide the full case record, including the divorce decree.
Both the District Court and State OVS can provide certified records documenting
The Mission of
Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community
so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and
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