Motor Vehicle

General Information

The license plates in Kansas expire based on the first letter in the last name of the person on the title. Renewals on vehicles 16,000 pounds or more and trailers (excluding travel trailers) will be issued beginning February 1. The following chart displays the first letter of last name and month due:

Last Name Begins With:Tag Expires At Midnight On:
AFebruary 28 (or 29)
BMarch 31
C, DApril 30
E, F, GMay 31
H, IJune 30
J, K, LJuly 31
M, N, OAugust 31
P, Q, RSeptember 30
SOctober 31
T, V, WNovember 30
U, X, Y, ZDecember 31

Vehicle Registration

Kansas plates and registration are renewed annually. There is no grace period on plate expiration. To renew you will need the following:

  • Prior registration, renewal notice, plate number, VIN Number of the vehicle
  • Proof of current insurance. It is a state law that if you do not show current proof of insurance, you will not receive a tag.

Purchase From A Dealer

To register a vehicle purchased from a dealer, you will need:

  • Title in purchasers name
  • Proof of current insurance
  • Sales tax receipt
  • Everything stapled to the title

Purchase From Private Party

To register a privately purchased vehicle, you will need:

  • Title to the vehicle you have purchased
  • Bill of Sale
  • If the title is an out of state title, a VIN inspection must be completed before we can give you a tag
  • Proof of current insurance

Temporary Registration (60 Day Permit)

  • Proof of current insurance
  • Title to the vehicle you are tagging

NO TITLE WORK AFTER 4:00 p.m.
NO RENEWALS AFTER 4:30 p.m.