Friday, April 03, 2020

KANSAS GOVERNOR LAURA KELLY'S EXECUTVE ORDER 20-16  Statewide "stay home" order unless performing an essential activity (read the order for details)

MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE:  1st Confirmed Positive Case in Marion County

Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Marion County Health Department.


PUBLIC ATTENDANCE OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS BY TELECOMMUNICATION ONLY.  Pursuant to KS Governor Order 20-16, in-person attendance at the County Commission meetings will not be allowed at this time.  We encourage attendance by telecommunication which also allows public interaction.
To join the County Commission meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to or by phone dial 1-866-899-4679.  The access code is 639-484-901#.

Please contact individual County offices directly for any questions or assistance.

Birth and Death Information

Several forms are available from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Division of Vital Statistics, to apply for certified copies of birth, death, divorce and marriage certificates.  Links to those forms are shown below.

Application for Birth Certificate             

Application for Death Certificate

Application for Marriage Certificate 

Application for Divorce Certificate    

Genealogy Information Available in Courthouse
and by Request:

Use the Request for Record Form to request information.

Please Note:  Birth and death information was not always recorded.  Only about 25% is retrievable.  Marriage and naturalization records are available in the District Court Clerk’s Office.  Their phone number is (620) 382-2104

Marion County Clerk’s Office has a cemetery database in place. All cemeteries in Marion County have information recorded.  Obituary information and physical gravesite readings were used to complete the project.

The request form may be used to acquire information from the Marion County Cemetery Database.  Copy fees apply and in some instances a fee for research.

Other Sources:


Kansas Genealogy Sites

U.S. Census Bureau