Frequently Asked Questions - Registration (License Plate)
Do military members who are returning from out of state deployment have a grace period for expired registration?
If you are going to renew in person, a renewal notice is not necessary. To renew the registration you will need to take the license plate number and proof of insurance for each vehicle being renewed with you to the county treasurer’s motor vehicle office. Some counties may require a photo id.
If you are going to renew by mail or via the Internet and did not receive a renewal notice, you can reprint your renewal from our website, or you can call the Titles and Registrations Bureau 785-296-3621, press 2, and then press 1 for assistance. Information you will need before you call the Titles and Registrations Bureau: the owner's name(s), year, make, VIN and the license plate number for each vehicle needing to be renewed.
Current proof of insurance that covers the State of Kansas for each vehicle (original or copy) is required to be presented when a vehicle is registered or renewed. NOTE: If it is for a fleet or commercial vehicle a reference that the coverage is for fleet or commercial vehicles is required. If a trailer does not have its own coverage, the trailer will use the insurance of the vehicle that will be towing the trailer.
Proof of insurance needs to have all of the following:
- the name of the insurance company;
- the policy number;
- name of the owner;
- the effective and expiration date of the coverage;
- Year, make and VIN for the vehicle.
If the vehicle is newly acquired and you are transferring the license plate from a vehicle you traded in or recently sold, you may use the proof of insurance from the vehicle which was traded in or recently sold. (Recently means within the last 30 days.)
I noticed that there is a lien holder listed on my registration receipt. How can I remove the lien holder if I have paid off the debt?
A lien release provided by the lien holder showing the debt has been paid in full and the lien has been released is required. An original, faxed or e-mailed copy will be accepted.
The minimum requirements of a lien release are: date; lien holder name; vehicle identification number; one of the registered owner’s name; a statement the lien has been released or the lien holder has no interest in the vehicle; a notarized signature of the individual authorizing the release (Kansas lien holders only. Out-of-state lien holders do not need to notarize the release).
Lien releases with any erasures, whiteouts, alterations or mutilations will not be accepted.
You may visit your local county treasurer’s office or mail to:
Titles and Registration
P.O. Box 2505
Topeka, KS 66601-2505
Fax number: 785-296-2383
Yes (except military), you may renew registration via the internet through the division's website, www.kswebtags.org. You will need your PIN/access code number from your renewal notice and a credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express) or electronic check/debit card to pay your property taxes and registration renewal fees. Your insurance company must be participating with the Kansas Division of Vehicles to verify insurance coverage.
IMPORTANT: If you did not receive a PIN/access code number on your renewal notice, if you do not have a way to make the payment electronically or if your insurance company is not participating, you will need to renew your registration by mail or in person at your local county treasurer's motor vehicle office.
You must complete a "Request for Access to Vehicle Records", Form TR/DL-302, and pay a fee of $10 (check or money order, NO CASH) payable to Division of Vehicles. See the form for mailing address and instructions.