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You will need to provide our office with a notarized letter from both parties stating that the marriage license needs to be corrected. View a Sample of a Notarized Statement for Both Parties (PDF). We will also need a notarized letter from the person that performed the marriage stating the correct information or the duplicate from the courthouse showing the correct information. Access a Sample of a Notarized Statement for the Person That Performed the Marriage (PDF).
Note: If the person that performed the ceremony is unable to sign because they are deceased, we can accept affidavits from one of the witnesses to the ceremony.
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You will need to provide our office with a certified copy of the birth certificate for the party's' whose information is incorrect. We will also need a notarized request from both parties stating what is to be amended on the marriage certificate. View a Sample of a Notarized Statement for the Parties (PDF).
Mail everything to:Amendment UnitOffice of Vital Statistics1000 SW JacksonSuite 120Topeka, Ks 66612-2221
The fee to amend a marriage certificate is $20. This does not include the charge for a certified copy.