NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
August 23, 2021
Kansas couples who need marriage licenses in September should apply for them now.
The usual advice courts give to couples is to allow two weeks from the time the application is filed for the marriage license to be delivered. However, a database courts use to process licenses will be offline for a week during September. Couples should expect some delays as a result.
Courts use a database managed by the Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) to record marriage license application data. That database will be offline from September 8 through 13, so no data can be entered during that period.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, if a couple applies for a marriage license by August 31, the couple will have a license in hand by September 7.
Applications submitted after August 31 will be processed after September 14, when the database comes back online. There is a three-day waiting period required by statute, and courts begin processing the application after the waiting period ends.
Couples can apply for a marriage license throughout this period, but applications cannot be processed while the OVS database is offline.
The online marriage license application form is accessible through the Kansas judicial branch website at www.kscourts.org/marriage.
June 1, 2021
The District Court is operating in accordance with Supreme Court Administrative Order 2021-PR-048. The court is conducting proceedings by audio or video means, unless otherwise ordered by the presiding judge.
The court has adopted minimum standard health protocols that comply with federal, state and local health guidelines. All in-person proceedings will be conducted in compliance with the minimum standard health protocols.
All court patrons are encouraged to practice appropriate social distancing in a courtroom or other area under the court’s control. All are urged to review and observe the Kansas Judicial Branch Visitor Alert requirements posted throughout the court's facilities. For additional information, please review the Kansas Courts Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Judicial Branch Web site.
All persons with business before the court may also complete their business online, by phone, or by mail. Persons who are not represented by an attorney but who wish to file documents in a new District Court action or in an existing District Court action may submit their documents to the court by fax at 913-684-0492. Self-represented litigants may also use a drop box located at the Justice Center main entrance to file documents after business hours. Instructions in how to use the drop box are available on the File Using a Drop Box page on the Judicial Branch Web site. Legal forms that may be used in various civil actions are available at www.kansasjudicialcouncil.org.
Persons who wish to contact Court Services should call 913-684-0750.