Please enable JavaScript to use this site. To enable JavaScript, edit your browser settings.

Public Records Search Engine & Online Genealogy Resources

Already a member?

Resources By Record

Search By Records


Record Type


State


County


 
 
Home ›› Resources ›› Public Records ›› Kansas

Find Public Records by Name & State Instantly
First Name

Last Name

State




Kansas Public Records

Kansas Public RecordsAlthough Kansas is an open records state, there are restrictions placed on vital records.  Subsequently, only authorized individuals may receive copies of official Kansas birth records, death, marriage and divorce records from the Department of Health and Environment. Kansas public records also include access to court records, both civil and criminal, which are available through the District Court that handled the case. Divorce and marriage court records are not restricted and can also be obtained. Some District Courts offer online court records search tools. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation offers public online access to search Kansas criminal records. To access Kansas public records of an historic nature, visit the Kansas Historical Society State Archives facility in Topeka for genealogical records like Kansas military records, cemetery and vital records and obituaries. Many of these records can be searched and viewed online.

  • Request Kansas birth records, marriage, death and divorce records from the Department of Health and Environment in person, by mail, phone or online through VitalChek.
  • Kansas court records, marriage and divorce records may be requested from the District Court that handled the case. Some courts offer online access to cases. A fee-based online records search is available through the Kansas Judicial Branch website.
  • Kansas criminal records can be requested by anyone through the Bureau of Investigation, which offers an online search tool for a fee.
  • The Kansas Historical Society offers public access to its Archives, which houses Kansas cemetery records, military and vital records and obituaries. Some of these can be viewed online.
  • About Kansas Public Records

    Although Kansas is an open records state, there are strict restrictions on vital records, since these can be used to establish identity. The Department of Health and Environment does make exceptions for genealogical requests for records prior to 1940. Otherwise, Kansas birth records, death, marriage and divorce records are restricted to the person of record, an immediate family member or someone with a legal interest.

    An exception applies to marriage and divorce records. These Kansas public records may be obtained through the District Court where the event occurred. These court records are not official copies of marriage certificates or divorce decrees, making them open to the public. This is helpful to anyone performing genealogy research, as there are fewer restrictions on records held by the court system.

    Accessing Online Public Records in Kansas

    The Kansas Judicial Branch website offers an online access portal available to the public that searches all District Courts for limited years. These Kansas court records include civil, criminal, marriage and divorce records. However, this particular search portal charges a search fee and a case retrieval fee. Many of the individual District Courts offer their own public access portals for free. However, these online public records in Kansas will be limited to that particular county. For example, visit the Johnson County District Court website, and you may access the divorce, marriage, civil and criminal records housed by that court.

    Another resource for online public records in Kansas is the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Here, anyone may perform a criminal records search on a third party online. These records are limited to conviction information, and searches are name-based. There is also a fee to use this service.

    Performing a Kansas Public Records Search

    The Kansas Historical Society maintains the State Archives, which is a large collection of records that began at the end of the Civil War. The research room is housed in the State Archives in Topeka, which is open to the public and visits are welcome. There is a wide variety of genealogical resource available, including Kansas military records, cemetery and vital records and obituaries. A Kansas public records search can include military records from the Civil War, Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War and others.

    A Kansas public records search will also yield valuable access to birth, death and marriage records indexes, as well as multiple Kansas cemetery records throughout the state. Many of these records can be searched online, especially military records. This is helpful if an in-person visit is not possible. There is no fee to visit the Archives, but any copies made will require a small fee. The staff is available to help find specific records and make sure you find the records you need.



     
    State of Kansas Resources & Statistics
    Separator Line

    Population:
    2,134,802

     
    Under 18:
    696,082

     
    Over 65:
    360,216

     
    Employed:
    1,852,844

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    81,814.88

     
    Acres of Farms:
    47,944,227

     
    Births:
    39,888

     
    Deaths:
    24,682

     
    Infant Deaths:
    206

     
     
    Murder:
    113

     
    Forcible Rape:
    1,190

     
    Robbery:
    1,684

     
    Assault:
    8,518

     
    Total Violent Crime:
    11,505

     
    Burglary:
    19,612

     
    Larceny \ Theft:
    67,628

     
    Motor Vehicle Theft:
    7,395

     
    Total Property Crime:
    94,635

     
    Kansas Public Records Locations
    Attorney General's Office
    Memorial Hall
    120 SW 10th Ave
    Topeka, KS 66612-1597
    Phone:
    785-296-2215

    Fax:
    785-296-6296










    Kansas Department of Health & Environment
    Office of Vital Statistics
    1000 SW Jackson, #120
    Topeka, KS 66612-2221
    Phone:
    785-296-1400

    Fax:
    785-296-8075










     
    Secretary of State
    Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
    120 SW 10th Ave
    Topeka, KS 66612-1594
    Phone:
    785-296-4564

    Fax:
    785-296-4570










    Kansas Bureau of Investigation
    Criminal Records Division
    1620 SW Tyler, Crim. History Record Sec.
    Topeka, KS 66612-1837
    Phone:
    785-296-8200

    Fax:
    785-368-7162










     
    Kansas State Department of Health & Environment
    Office of Vital Statistics
    1000 SW Jackson, #120
    Topeka, KS 66612-2221
    Phone:
    785-296-1400

    Fax:
    785-296-8075










    Kansas State Department of Health & Environment
    Office of Vital Statistics
    1000 SW Jackson, #120
    Topeka, KS 66612-2221
    Phone:
    785-296-1400

    Fax:
    785-296-8075










     
    Department of Revenue
    Driver Control Bureau
    PO Box 12021
    Topeka, KS 66612-2021
    Phone:
    785-296-3671

    Fax:
    785-296-6851










    Kansas Board of Regents
    GED Records
    1000 SW Jackson St #520
    Topeka, KS 66612-1368
    Phone:
    785-296-3191

    Fax:
    785-296-4526










     
    Governor's Office
    State Capitol Bldg, Room 212S
    Topeka, KS 66612-1590
    Phone:
    785-296-3232

    Fax:
    785-296-7973










    Dept of Wildlife & Parks
    Licensing and Permits
    512 SE 25th Ave
    Pratt, KS 67124-8174
    Phone:
    620-672-5911

    Fax:
    620-672-3014










     
    Kansas Department of Corrections
    Public Information Officer
    900 SW Jackson, 4th floor
    Topeka, KS 66612-1284
    Phone:
    785-296-3310

     
    785-296-5873

    Fax:
    785-296-0014










    Kansas State Library
    Capitol Bldg
    300 SW 10th Ave
    Topeka, KS 66612
    Phone:
    785-296-2149

    Fax:
    785-296-6650










     
    Kansas State Department of Health & Environment
    Office of Vital Statistics
    1000 SW Jackson, #120
    Topeka, KS 66612-2221
    Phone:
    785-296-1400

    Fax:
    785-296-8075










    Kansas Bureau of Investigation
    Offender Registration
    1620 SW Tyler
    Topeka, KS 66612-1837
    Phone:
    785-296-2841

    Fax:
    785-296-6781










     
    Kansas State Historical Society
    Library and Archives Division
    6425 SW 6th Ave
    Topeka, KS 66615-1099
    Phone:
    785-272-8681

    Fax:
    785-272-8682










    Court Administration
    Office of Judicial Administration
    301 SW 10th St, Rm 337
    Topeka, KS 66612-1507
    Phone:
    785-296-2556

    Fax:
    785-296-7076










     
    Secretary of State - UCC Searches
    Memorial Hall, 1st Fl
    120 SW 10th Ave
    Topeka, KS 66612
    Phone:
    785-296-4564

    Fax:
    785-296-4570










    Division of Vehicles
    Title and Registration Bureau
    915 Harrison, Rm 155
    Topeka, KS 66626-0001
    Phone:
    785-296-3621

    Fax:
    785-296-3852










     
    Department of Labor
    Workers Compensation Division
    800 SW Jackson, Suite 600
    Topeka, KS 66612-1227
    Phone:
    785-296-6762

    Fax:
    785-291-3430