Douglas County District Court to resume issuing marriage licenses with remote process

photo by: Mackenzie Clark

The Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St., is pictured on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Douglas County District Court, along with nine other courts statewide, will resume issuing marriage licenses through a new process, according to a Friday news release from the Kansas Judicial Branch.

The participating courts will begin accepting applications for marriage licenses on Monday, according to the release. The process has previously required in-person contact, but now will be handled via phone, email and U.S. mail as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Applicants must call a court to begin the process, and then the courts will request paperwork via encrypted emails or U.S. mail for those who don’t have email. Anyone who submitted a marriage license application before the courts closed to most in-person services last month but did not receive a license will need to submit a new application through the remote process, according to the release.

Douglas County District Court can be reached at 785-832-5256.

Residents of Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee and Wyandotte counties should apply to those counties; Douglas County and five other district courts across the state will handle marriage licenses for residents of the other counties, according to the release.


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