Make all requests directly to the OVS. Birth and death records are available July 1911 on; marriage records May 1913 on; divorce records July 1951 on. For a marriage or divorce record prior to those dates, contact the clerk of the
district court in the county where the marriage or divorce occurred. Click here
for a link to a listing of all county clerk offices in Kansas.
Applicant-signed request must accompany payment; expect response in 7-10 days. Credit
card requests received before 4:00 P.M. CT are processed and mailed within three business
days. U.S. Mail return request should include a business size self-addressed stamped
Can FO verify, certify or obtain free copy of birth/death record? No
A government-issued (state or federal) photo ID of the requester must be included
with the request. If the number holder requests the vital record, they must include
a photocopy of their photo ID.
If an FO employee is the requester, see GN 00308.001B.3. for acceptable forms of identification. You may also use the forms in GN 00308.034B.5. in lieu of sending a photocopy of your government-issued photo ID. Include the appropriate
fee payable to Kansas Vital Statistics and a return envelope. You must obtain the
SSA-L706 but no longer need to include it with the request to the State of Kansas.
Keep the signed SSA-L706 on file until you receive the reply from the BVS.