Birth & Death Records
There are no birth or death records contained in our holdings. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment in Topeka, Kansas has birth and death records dating from July 1911. Contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of Vital Statistics at (785) 296-1500.
Prior to that date it was the responsibility of the individual county to keep these records and unfortunately we have been unable to find those for Johnson County, Kansas. The only possible sources available for proof of birth or death prior to that date are newspapers, church records, or surviving records of undertakers or cemeteries. Those created since 7/1/1911 may be obtained at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in Topeka, Kansas. Contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of Vital Statistics at (785) 296-1400.
Divorce records after 1939 are on file in the office of the Clerk of the District Court in which the case was handled. The Johnson County Clerk of the District Court is located in the Johnson County Courthouse, Olathe, Kansas 66061. Telephone 913-715-3480. See "District Court Civil Cases" shown on the "Collections" page of our website for information on the steps required for accessing Divorce Records that have been turned over to the Archives.
The Office of Vital Statistics also has divorce records after July 1, 1951. They may be obtained at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of Vital Statistics at (785) 296-1500.
As outlined in K. S. A. 45-215-216, the existing policy of this state is that all public records shall be open for inspection by any person. Should a member of the public request access to records that are being stored for a department, they will be placed in contact with the department of origin. Permission by the department or origin will be required before granting access. Once this access has been granted by the department of origin, the Records Management program will allow the use of the records within their supervised research area in the same manner as provided to Archives researchers.