Vehicle Tags, Titles and Registration

Image of Ikan appKansas’ 105 county treasurers handled vehicle, registration, tags and renewals. The treasurers also process vehicle titles and can register vehicles including personalized license plates.

Application for a certificate of title and registration must be made through the local county treasurer’s office where the vehicle is garaged. To avoid penalties vehicle registration must be made within 60 days of the vehicle’s purchase, the day the title was assigned to the new owner or the day the bill of sale was completed for an antique vehicle.

Kansas Division of Vehicles can print duplicate titles, and customers can reprint tag renewal notices online.

Title information

Registration Information

Additional Information

  • Vehicle inspection
  • Transferring title and registration from out-of-state

    You will need to take the vehicle and the title*/** for the vehicle to a Kansas motor vehicle inspection station and obtain a Motor Vehicle Examination (form MVE-1) before going to the county treasurer’s motor vehicle office. Contact the county treasurer’s office or check the Kansas Highway Patrol's website concerning the location and hours of operation of the inspection station. Take the title*, the pink copy of the MVE-1 and proof of insurance with you to the county treasurer’s motor vehicle office to make application for a Kansas title and registration.

    If the title is being held electronically by another state, the current valid registration receipt from the state in which the vehicle was last registered will be used as proof of ownership for application for a 60-day permit to allow the applicant, lienholder, and/or leasing company time to arrange for the title to be surrendered to the County Motor Vehicle Office in the county where the applicant resides. The vehicle cannot be titled and/or registered in Kansas without a valid title.

    NOTE: You will have 60 days from the date the letter is sent to the lienholder requesting the title to complete the application for title. (If there are other issues with the application, a letter will be mailed to the applicant to resolve the problem(s).) After 60 days, the registration (license plate) will not be renewed until the title application is completed (all requested information is received). It is the applicant’s/owner’s responsibility to ensure the title is surrendered to the division by the lienholder.