Private Detective Licensing

Since 1972, the Office of Attorney General has been responsible for the licensing and regulation of private detectives and private detective agencies doing business in Kansas. The Attorney General regulates more than 120 licensed agencies, 300 licensed detectives working for agencies and 165 independent private detectives.

Attorney General Kris Kobach provides the following information to assist individuals and agencies when applying for or renewing private detective licenses. If you have additional questions, call the Private Detective Licensing Unit at (785) 296-4240 or email us at


Statutes and Regulations


Private Detective Licensing Unit
120 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1597
(785) 296-4240
Fax: (785) 368-6468

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Private Detective Licensing