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Kansas Death Records

Kansas death records are available from the Department of Health and Environment. People who want to obtain a copy of a death record quickly and efficiently have the option of ordering one online from a website which is equipped to retrieve them from an online database.

Who Can Order Kansas Death Records

In Kansas, access to death records is restricted to immediate family members or a person who can prove that access to this information is required as part of a legal proceeding to determine personal or property rights.

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ID Required to Order Kansas Death Records

All requests for a Kansas death record must be accompanied by an acceptable form of ID, examples of which include the following:

  • Current driver’s license
  • State ID card
  • Passport or Visa
  • Military ID

If you do not have one of the forms of ID listed above, two of the following may be used for this purpose:

  • Social Security Card (signed)
  • Bank statement indicating current address
  • Vehicle title or registration
  • Current utility bill
  • Current pay stub

Fee to Order Kansas Death Records

The fee for a certified copy of a death record is $15.00. Each additional copy will cost $15.00 as well.

Payment of the fee covers the cost of a record search for a five-year period, which includes the year indicated on the request as well as two years before and two years after it. Applicants can request that a specific five-year period be searched. Additional five-year periods can be searched for a fee of $15.00 each.

Order Kansas Death Records in Person

Records may be ordered on a walk-in basis between the hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays by visiting:

Curtis State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson
Suite 120
Topeka, KS

Cash, checks, money orders and credit cards are accepted payment methods. The processing time is only 15-20 minutes as long as the requested record can be located easily.

Order Kansas Death Records by Mail

Mail orders may be forwarded to:

Office of Vital Statistics
Curtis State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson
Suite 120
Topeka, KS 66612

The application must include a copy of the applicant’s photo ID, as well as the required fee. Processing time for regular mail is between five and 10 business days. Priority mail orders are processed within three-five days after receipt.

Order Kansas Death Records Online or by Phone

The state does not process online or phone orders directly, but has entered into an arrangement with a third party processing company for this purpose. If you decide to place an order in this manner, you will pay the standard fee as well as an additional processing fee. Processing time for online or phone orders is three-five days.

If you are interested in ordering Kansas death records and want to receive the information quickly, you can go online to place your order from a commercial website which specializes in providing this type of information.