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KANSAS PAYMENT CENTER PO Box 758599 Topeka, KS 66675-8599Please put your case number on your remittance with the county two-letter digit (RL) for Riley County to ensure proper credit. If you have questions, or would like information regarding payments through electronic funds transactions (EFT), please contact KPC customer service at 1-877-572-5722, or visit their website at kspaycenter.Please notify the Court in writing of any address change or name change.
The Court holds your marriage license for thirty (30) days after it is returned.
After the thirty-day time period has passed, the original is sent to the Office of Vital Statistics, 1000 S. W. Jackson, Suite 120, Topeka, Kansas 66612-2221, where it is kept on permanent file. Copies from the Office of Vital Statistics are $15.00 for each copy. The phone number for Vital Statistics is (785) 296-1400.
Forms to request a copy of a marriage license, can be obtained at the office of the Clerk of the District Court, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Information and petitions for Small Claims filings may be found in the Riley County District Court Clerk’s Office (Room 201), Riley County Courthouse. Docket fees for claims under $500 are $47.50; claims over $500 to $4000 are $67.50. It is your responsibility to furnish the addresses of individuals being summoned to Court. If you have a complex case, or one that involves a claim over $4000, you may wish to consult an attorney regarding other forms of legal action. A separate sheriff fee for service of a small claims summons is $15.00.
Riley County District Court cannot issue marriage licenses at this time.
People who live in Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee, or Wyandotte County will get their marriage licenses through the District Court in their county:
People who live in other counties will now be able to choose from 14 court locations to get a marriage license:
Courts will receive applications by encrypted email or mail
Marriage license paperwork requires the applicant to provide a photo identification that includes personally identifiable information, such as date of birth, Social Security number, or driver’s license number. To protect this information, courts will begin an encrypted email exchange with the applicant through which the applicant will return completed paperwork.
If an applicant does not have email, courts will also send and receive paperwork by U.S. mail.
Fulfilling the oath requirement
Marriage license applicants previously were required to appear in person in the clerk of court’s office to swear an oath that includes affirming:
Under the new process, applicants will make this affirmation on paper.
Prior marriage license applications will not be processed
If a person submitted a marriage license application before courts closed to in-person contact on March 18, 2020, and the marriage license was not issued, the person will need to submit a new application to a court issuing marriage licenses using this new process. This applies even if the earlier application was submitted to a court that will now issue marriage licenses, and it is to ensure all requirements are met.
2. Abuse must have occurred. This means that one of the following has occurred:a. The person physically hurt or tried to hurt you or a minor child on purpose.b. The person recently threatened to physically hurt you or a minor child.c. The person engaged in physical conduct (touching or sexual intercourse) with a minor child under the age of 16 years of age.
3.You may file only two petitions for a Protection from Abuse Order in a 12 month period unless you are filing the petition on behalf of a minor child who has been abused.
4.You must be available to testify at future hearings as set by the Judge or in any other criminal action against the abuser. If you fail to appear, the case may be dismissed.
5.Other legal help may be available through your private attorney or legal services.
6. A final Protection from Abuse Order will expire after one year or on the date stated in the order, unless you request an extension from the court.
7. If you are the defendant and you want an order restraining the plaintiff from abuse, you must file a counter petition.
8. There are forms available for a Protection from Abuse at the Riley County District Court, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas 66502
2. You may seek a Protection from Stalking Order for yourself, for your minor child, or for a minor child that lives with you.
3. You should be available to testify at future hearings as set for the judge. If you fail to appear, the case may be dismissed.
4. Legal help may be available through your private attorney or legal services.
5. A final Protection from Stalking Order will expire after one year or on the date stated in the order, unless you request an extension or modification from the court.
6. There are forms available for Protection from Stalking at the Riley County District Court, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
A. Public access computers are available at the Courthouse to access cases via a name search or by case number. Riley County District Court records are also available on the Internet: District Court Public Access Portal.
B. Courts in Kansas will not do any searches by phone.
C. Requests for criminal record searches for employment, credit, etc. from any agency or individual shall be referred to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-8200 (Records Department) per Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 156.
D. No district court employee may conduct a search which requires making legal determination such as whether a judgment is still current or that lien exists per K.S.A. 20-3133.