Birth Certificate

Birth certificates began being filed with the Office July 1, 1911. To learn how to locate birth records prior to July 1, 1911, visit the Kansas Historical Society website.

Some Delayed Certificates of Birth are on file with dates of birth dating back to the 1860s. In 1940, statutory authority was received by the Office which allowed individuals still alive in 1940 and later with no prior birth record filed to submit certain documentation to file a Delayed Certificate of Birth. A request for a Delayed Certificate of Birth is made in the same manner as one for a regular birth certificate - just specify the date of birth. If the date specified is between the late 1860's and July 1, 1911, a Delayed Certificate of Birth search will be conducted.

  1. Ordering Birth Certificates
  2. Record Correction & Filing

Ordering Birth Certificates

For additional instructions, click on a linked Ordering Method.

Ordering MethodDescriptionCostProcessing Time
Walk-inNotice: effective August 16th, 2021 the Office of Vital Statistics will be closing the lobby for walk-in customers.$15 for each certified copy.Around 15 to 20 minutes provided there is no difficulty in locating the record.
InternetAccess the VitalChek website at any time.

Payment made by credit card.
$15 for each certified copy plus $13.95 expedited service fee.Within 3 to 5 business days after receipt in our office.
TelephoneCall 877-305-8315, available 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Payment made by credit card. Spanish interpreters available.
$15 for each certified copy plus $13.95 expedited service fee.Within 3 to 5 business days after receipt in our office.
Mobile AppDownload the app through your device app store; search for "IKAN" (select IKan - State of Kansas).

Payment made by credit card or ACH.
1 certified copy per order; $15 for the certified copy plus $5 processing fee.Dependent on delivery method selected:
  • Will Call - will receive message usually same day or next business day for pick up
  • Regular Mail - 7 to 10 business days
Will Call
Must pick up in office
Access the VitalChek website
Alternately, you may download the app through your device app store. Search for "IKAN" (select IKan - State of Kansas).

Only the applicant can pick up the certificate and will need a current, government issued photo ID. Unvaccinated individuals will need to continue to wear a mask and social distance.
$15 for each certified copy plus $5 processing fee.An email will be sent when certificate is ready for pick up. Usually ready the following business day. Do not come to the office until email is received stating certificate is ready to pick up, because your certificate will not be available when you arrive.
Regular/Priority MailSend request by regular mail or priority mail service.

Payment made by check or money order.
$15 for each certified copy.Dependent upon current request volume - 7 to 10 business days.

Notice Regarding Fees

State law specifies that the initial $15 fee for a certified birth certificate copy is a five-year record search fee - one certified copy is issued if the record is found and if not found, the fee is retained. You will receive either the certified copy or a letter explaining the search conducted and that no record was located.