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