Renewal Dates Titling, Fees & Refunds Insurance Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions

1) How much will it cost to register my vehicle?
2) I'm moving to Kansas from another state, how do I register my vehicle?
3) What papers will I need to title my vehicle?
4) What are your office hours?
5) Where are you located and which office can I go to?
6) Where can I get my vehicle inspected, and what are their hours?
7) How can I renew my tags if I didn't get a renewal notice in the mail?
8) How can I get a refund and what forms will I need?
9) Where can I get a power of attorney / lienholder consent/bill of sale, etc.
10) My tag was stolen, what do I do?
11) Personalized tags.
12) Delinquent Taxes
13) How can I pay?
14) Where can I go to renew my handicapped placard? Where do I mail it?
15) Do my tags expire on the first day or the last day of the month?
16) Why arenıt my tags good for a full year?
17) I am a military dependent, shouldnıt I be exempted from property tax?
18) Can I get an extension on my 30 day permit or tag?
19) My doctor says Iım permanently handicapped, why do I have to re-certify for handicap privileges?
20) Why do I pay taxes on my leased vehicle when Iım in the military?
21) I am in the military but a Kansas resident, do I pay taxes on my vehicle?
22) I own businesses in several counties in Kansas, where do I register my vehicle?
23) I am active duty military but, the vehicle is in my wifeıs name, do I have to pay taxes on the vehicle?
24) Do I have to get a Kansas driverıs license if I have Kansas plates?
25) Do I have to register my vehicle if I am going to sell it?

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1) How much will it cost to register my vehicle?

a. If the weight of the trailer and the load combined is less than 2,000 pounds, registration is optional.
If farm trailer, hauling the farmers own product, has a load of less than 6,000 pounds, registration is optional.

For fees on trucks with gross weight of over 16,000 pounds, call the Kansas County Treasurers Office
Property tax paid at time of registration/title application (exceptions Heavy Trucks, Trailers and Motorcycles). Call
Appraiser's Office for estimates.

b. Title fee is $8.00, tag fees vary according to type of vehicle.

c. For your property tax amount refer to County Treasurer

d. Sales tax will be collected in the tag office if the vehicle was bought from an individual or purchased out of state. The sales tax rate varies by County.
e. Contact your County Treasurer for an closer estimate of costs.

f. The fee to transfer is $12.50 plus the difference in the property tax. To get the difference you will need to contact the County Treasurer and give them the year, make and model of the new as well as the old vehicle and tell them you need to know the difference in the taxes.

g. Names must be the same when you transfer, i.e. Sandra Jones was on the old title and the new title reads Sandra and/or Robert Jones. They would both need to come in to do the transaction because we would be adding Robert to an existing registration.

h. If the old tag is expired it can only be transferred if it is a personalized tag.

i. If this is your renewal month, your fees will be the same as a new tag minus the 50¢ plate fee.

j. The old vehicle must be sold or traded in. Even if it is not running. As long as the title is still in your name the plate must stay with it.

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2) I'm moving to Kansas from another state, how do I register my vehicle?

a. If you have the title, you need to bring in the title, the vehicle and the proof of insurance. The person who is named on the title is the only one who can register the vehicle. If two names are on the title, i.e., Mary and/or Tom Jones only one person has to come in. If it is Mary and Tom Jones, Mary/Tom Jones or MaryTom Jones both parties need to come in.
All vehicles coming in from out of state need to have a VIN inspection before registering the vehicle.
b. If you do not have your title because the lienholder of that state keeps it until the vehicle is paid for, you will need to call them and have them fax a copy of the title to the your County Treasurer's Office.
Sometimes the state you're coming from will request something in writing before releasing a copy of the title. In that case you could contact your County Treasurer and request the letter. Please have your payment book available as we will need the information on the vehicle including VIN#.
With your faxed copy you will then be able to get your vehicle inspected at a VIN inspection station.
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3) What papers will I need to title my vehicle?

Title or MSO signed over to the buyer, sales tax receipt or bill of sale, current mileage, proof of insurance. When transferring tag you need: current owner's registration or tag number and name and address of whom the vehicle was sold to.

4) What are your office hours?

The Kansas County Treasurers Association hours are from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
For a specific county, visit our service directory section.

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5) Where are you located and which office can I go to?

For a specific county location, visit our service directory section.

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6) Where can I get my vehicle inspected, and what are their hours?

All out of state titles for used vehicles (and Kansas Non-Highway vehicles) require inspection. The fee is $10.00, cash only, at any Inspection location.

For specific county information, visit our service directory section.

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7) How can I renew my tags if I didn't get a renewal notice in the mail?
Take your owner's registration or tag number and proof of insurance to the tag office and they will be able to process your renewal.
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8) How can I get a refund and what forms will I need?

Bring in tag, current owner's registration, Social Security number (personal vehicle) or Federal ID# (business or lease vehicles) and name and address of whom vehicle was sold to. Refunds are calculated from the month they are received, not the date sold.

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9) Where can I get a power of attorney / lienholder consent / bill of sale, etc.

Bill of Sale; Power of Attorney, Affidavit of Relationship, Dealers, Affidavit to a Fact, Duplicate Title, Handicap Placard and Tag, Personal Property Affidavits, Lienhold Consent, Request for Public Records, Sellers Notification of Sale are all available to download from our web site Adobe Acrobat ® Reader is required to view these forms.

10) My tag was stolen, what do I do?

You will need to report the plate stolen to the police or sheriffs office. Bring the tag number and proof of insurance and we will replace the tag for $3.00. (The price at a substation would possibly have an additional transaction fee.)
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11) Personalized tags.

The price for personalized tags will be $44.00 for both plates. NOTE both plates (front & back ) do not have to be put on the vehicle, the owner has the option to display the back plate only.
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12) Delinquent Taxes

If you have delinquent Personal Property Taxes in ANY county in Kansas, they MUST be paid before vehicles can be tagged.

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13) How can I pay?

Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, money order, cashiers check. Credit and Debit cards accepted varies by County.
For specific county information, visit our service directory section.
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14) Where can I go to renew my handicapped placard? Where do I mail it?

Visit our service directory section for specific county information.

15) Do my tags expire on the first day or the last day of the month?

Auto, trucks and motorcycles expire on the last day of each month with the exception of heavy trucks (over 12,000) and trailers which expire Dec. 31st, with a grace period up to Feb. 15th.


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16) Why aren't my tags good for a full year?

Tag renewals are good for a full year. Tags for vehicles bought new within the year will be good for the period between the purchase date and the expiration date, in some cases this will be for just a partial year.


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17) I am a military dependent, shouldn't I be exempted from property tax?

No, only the active duty military member is exempt.


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18) Can I get an extension on my 30 day permit or tag?

No, there are no extensions.


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19) My doctor says I'm permanently handicapped, why do I have to re-certify for handicap privileges?

Law requires re-certification every 3 years for verification of status of the handicap individual.


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20) Why do I pay taxes on my leased vehicle when I'm in the military?

The leased vehicle is in the leasing company name, therefore they are the legal owner of the vehicle and not exempt.
 

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21) I am in the military but a Kansas resident, do I pay taxes on my vehicle?

If the military person and the vehicle are stationed in Kansas, the vehicle is taxable.
If the military person is a resident of Kansas, but stationed in another state the vehicle is exempt.

 

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22) I own businesses in several counties in Kansas, where do I register my vehicle?

The vehicle should be registered in the county where the main business is located.
 

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23) I am active duty military but, the vehicle is in my wife's name, do I have to pay taxes on the vehicle?

Yes, the service member must be included on the title in order to be exempt.


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24) Do I have to get a Kansas driver's license if I have Kansas plates?

Yes.


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25) Do I have to register my vehicle if I am going to sell it?

Yes, you first have to acquire a title in your name, before it can be sold to another individual or business.
 

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