|Name||Address||City||State||Zip Code||Phone Number|
|Douglas County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices|
|Douglas County Clerk||1100 Massachusetts Street||Lawrence||KS||66044||785-832-5181|
|Douglas County Marriage License||111 E. 11Th Street, 1St Level & Basement||Lawrence||KS||66044||785-832-5256|
|Baldwin City City Hall||803 8th St||Baldwin||KS||66006||785-594-6427|
|Lawrence City Hall||6 East 6th Street||Lawrence||KS||66044||785-832-3000|
|Lecompton City Hall||327 Elmore Street||Lecompton||KS||66050||785-887-6407|
|Douglas County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases|
|Douglas County District Court Marriage Records|
|Douglas County Genealogy Trails Website|
|Douglas County Marriage Certificates & Records|
|Lawrence Public Library Database|
|Married Couples||19,092 (42.5%)|
|Unmarried Couples||3,555 (3.3%)|
|Never Married Men||24,274 (49.5%)|
|Never Married Women||22,025 (44.0%)|
|Separated Men||229 (0.5%)|
|Separated Women||235 (0.5%)|
|Widowed Men||906 (1.8%)|
|Widowed Women||2,836 (5.7%)|
|Divorced Men||3,472 (7.1%)|
|Divorced Women||5,067 (10.1%)|
How to Find Marriage Records in Douglas County
You may not know it, but you hold the legal rights to your own marriage records. As a citizen of Kansas you have the right to view and/or inspect your own marriage certificate. If you were married in Kansas at least once (and most people were) you are automatically entitled to one copy of your wedding certificate per year. By law, anyone can obtain copies of this record for a small fee. If you were not married in Kansas and have a copy of your own marriage certificate, you can request a duplicate from the county recorder’s office for a small fee.
Because marriages are entered into the public domain, it is important that you have access to your own copy of these records. There are two options available for obtaining a copy of your marriage records in Douglas County: through the Douglas County Record Room or through the KRS. Unfortunately, the Douglas County Record Room does not accept requests via the internet. However, if you have a reliable and fast internet connection, KRS may be able to provide you with a copy of your record via fax, email or by mail.
If you are interested in obtaining records for a fee, there are several options. The most popular option is to visit the recorder’s office where the marriage took place. Each county has its own rules about how these records are stored and maintained. Some counties will allow you to download the certificate for free, while others will charge a small fee for their records.
Marriage records can be requested directly from the county where the ceremony took place. This is usually the best option if you want a record of your own marriage. You can go online and find out how to search for these records. Most county offices will have a web presence for free, but some may charge a small fee.
Douglas County is an active community. There are many resources available to the community for citizens to utilize. Many counties throughout Kansas have marriage records available for free, but some require a fee. Because of the high demand for these records, county offices often offer a free certification for anyone who requests it. If you would like to obtain a certified copy of your marriage certificate, you should contact your local recorder’s office for more information.
If you prefer not to get a certificate by mail, there are also several online sources for this service. Douglas County does not have online records at this time. However, several online record services have been launched in the past decade, and Douglas County was not an exception. If you would rather have access to these records without a fuss, you can certainly do so by visiting the county’s Marriage Records webpage.