Renew Tags on a Motor Vehicle

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So it's that time again. It's time to renew your plates. Let's see if we can make this an easy process. 

Kansas Law requires motor vehicle registration to be renewed each year with a license plate displaying the current year’s decal. 

Let's get this process taken care of! 

 

 

Online

Getting your tags renewed online is the easiest way to complete the yearly requirement! Whether you own a car, truck, motorcycle, motorized bike or trailer you are required to renew the registration yearly. To get the renewal you will need to complete all the steps, including paying both the renewal fee and the local property taxes.   Let's get started! 

Make sure renewal is the right process 

  • Is the car in someone else's name?
  • Was the car a gift?
  • Is the car new to you?

If you thought yes to any of these questions, you might need to start the registration process. You can find out what you need to register HERE 

Has anything changed?

If you name was different last year at the time you renewed or your title is in a different name you might need to do a change of name with us before you can get started. Do that right here. 

Make sure you allow time for use to process any changes before you start the renewal online process. 

Update Personal Information

Make Sure Your Insurance is Valid

The card is not enough - the insurance must be valid to renew your tag. The insurance agent must have reported to the insurance commission that your insurance is valid. If you get started online and can not proceed - it could be because the insurance on file with the State of Kansas has not be updated. Check in with your insurance agent. If you run into this please come into the office or use our mail-in/drop off services so we can help you get your renewal processed.  

Gather What You Need

You will need a few pieces of information before you can get online and process the payment. 

  1. Find that renewal notice

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Cannot find your notice - no problem. You can look it up online. 

Print your Vehicle Renewal 

Let's Renew Online 

Now that you have all the info you need, click the link and follow the prompts. 

Renewal online can be completed with credit, debit , ACH or check. There is a convenience fee charged by the payment processor. 

myWYCO

What to Expect

It will take a few days to get your new decals in the mail. Make sure to keep renewal receipt on the myWYCO app. 

New changes in Kansas Statues allow those renewing online a10 day grace period from the expiration of your current registration and when you are expected to receive your decal in the mail. You must present proof of online renewal to law enforcement if needed. 

Why Can't I Renew Online?

We wish that this would have worked out for you. Let's see if we can determine why you are having this issue. 

The online process will not work for you if; 

  1. The insurance not updated by your provider in the Kansas Insurance Portal.
    • Consider contacting your insurance agent
    • Follow the instructions to drop-off or mail in your renewal. 
    • Bring your renewal to the Motor Vehicle Department in person
  2. Your address needs updated. 
    • Please update your address with us as soon as possible
  3. The renewal is past due  

     

 

In Person

Getting your tags renewed online is the easiest way to complete the yearly requirement! We encourage all residents to use our online process for renewal. 

But we understand that sometimes online is not the best option for you.

Let's get you what you need to complete the process through in person. 

Make sure renewal is the right process  

  • Is the car in someone else's name?
  • Was the car a gift?
  • Is the car new to you?

If you thought yes to any of these questions, you might need to start the registration process. You can find out what you need to register HERE 

Has anything changed?

If you name is different last year at the time you renewed or your title is in a different name you might need to do a change of name with us before you can get started. Do that right here. 

Make sure you allow time for use to process any changes before you head into the office. 

UPDATE MY ADDRESS

Gather What You Need

You will need a few pieces of information before you can get online and process the payment. 

  1. Renewal notice
    • Cannot find your notice - no problem. You can look it up online. 
    PRINT YOUR VEHICLE RENEWAL 
  2. Proof of Insurance
    • This must be the proof from your insurance provider and be coverage that is in effect on the day you register.
  3. Identification 
    • Driver's License or Picture Identification Card 
    • Passport 
  4. Form of Payment 
    • Credit or Debit Card
    • Check (with I.D.)
    • Cash 
    • Money Order 
    • Cashier's Check 

Determine the Best Way to Visit the Office 

BEST CHOICE
We recommend that your reserve a day to two before. This option is the best to get a time that works for your schedule. Follow the link to pick your appointment time. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

 

DO IT TODAY

Whether you are in a hurry or have found some extra time today you check open appointment times and even get in line before you head in on the same day. Follow the link to make a same day appointment.

*If the choices are greyed out, preventing you from selecting the location, we have met capacity for the day. Please use the first option and make an appointment for another day.

GET IN LINE: Same Day

 

WALK IN OPTION
We want you to get your tasks completed quickly, without having to wait! Electing to not reserve in advance or reserve your spot the same day could result in longer wait time. If reserving a spot does not work you can walk in to our offices, but check those wait times!

 

In some circumstances business demands exceed our ability to process all customers and will we "cut-off" walk in services. Don't take the chance! Schedule your appointment.

ANNEX WAIT TIME

COURTHOUSE WAIT TIME

 

Say Hello!

When it is your appointment time, head in to our office with your documents and form of payment. 

Downtown:
Courthouse, 710 N 7th St, Suite 240, Kansas City KS 66101

County Annex:
8200 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66112

 

 

Mail

Getting your tags renewed online is the easiest way to complete the yearly requirement! We encourage all residents to use our online process for renewal. 

But we understand that sometimes online is not the best option for you.

Let's get you what you need to complete the process through the mail. 

Make sure renewal is the right process  

  • Is the car in someone else's name?
  • Was the car a gift?
  • Is the car new to you?

If you thought yes to any of these questions, you might need to start the registration process. You can find out what you need to register HERE 

Has anything changed?

If you name is different last year at the time you renewed or your title is in a different name you might need to do a change of name with us before you can get started. Do that right here. 

Make sure you allow time for use to process any changes before you mail in your renewal. 

UPDATE MY ADDRESS

Gather What You Need

You will need a few pieces of information before you can get online and process the payment. 

  1. Renewal notice
    • Cannot find your notice - no problem. You can look it up online. 
    PRINT YOUR VEHICLE RENEWAL 
  2. Proof of Insurance
    • This must be the proof from your insurance provider and be coverage that is in effect on the day you register. 
  3. Form of Payment 
    • Check (Made payable to : Wyandotte County Treasury) 
    • Money Order 
    • Cashier's Check 
    • Please do not mail cash. 

Place it in the mail or drop it off 

Wyandotte County Motor Vehicle Department 
Courthouse, 710 N 7th St, Suite 240, Kansas City KS 66101 

Drop off your packet in the locked drop box at the Annex location at 8200 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas  

 

Lost/Stolen

Gather Your Information

You will need to have a few pieces of information for the best, and fastest results. Best to gather it first. Here are some items that you will need. The best place to gather this from is the registration for the vehicle.  

  1. Year, Make and Model of the vehicle 
  2. VIN# 
  3. Owner's name and address reported on the title and last registration
  4. Permit number, if it was a 30 day permit 
  5. Plate number and type (Standard,  Personalized, College, etc.)  
  6. Expiration of the decal or year of expiration.

Should make a Police Report? 

If your vehicle license plate was stolen then you need to start by making a police report. 

If it was the renewal sticker only, no police report is required. You will need to fill out the Lost or Stolen Affidavit  

Make the Police Report 

Make sure you contact the Police Department for the location of the theft. When you make the report, make sure to record the Police Report Number, sometimes called the incident number. You will need this to complete the process. 

Determine the Best Way to Visit the Office 

BEST CHOICE
We recommend that your reserve a day to two before. This option is the best to get a time that works for your schedule. Follow the link to pick your appointment time. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

 

DO IT TODAY

Whether you are in a hurry or have found some extra time today you check open appointment times and even get in line before you head in on the same day. Follow the link to make a same day appointment.

*If the choices are greyed out, preventing you from selecting the location, we have met capacity for the day. Please use the first option and make an appointment for another day.

GET IN LINE: Same Day

 

WALK IN OPTION
We want you to get your tasks completed quickly, without having to wait! Electing to not reserve in advance or reserve your spot the same day could result in longer wait time. If reserving a spot does not work you can walk in to our offices, but check those wait times!

 

In some circumstances business demands exceed our ability to process all customers and will we "cut-off" walk in services. Don't take the chance! Schedule your appointment.

ANNEX WAIT TIME

COURTHOUSE WAIT TIME

 

 

 

Renewal Calendar

Last Name Starts With Last day to renew
A FEB 28
B MARCH 31
C, D APRIL 30
E,F,G MAY 31
H,I JUNE 30
J,K,L, JULY 31
M,N,O AUGUST 31
P,Q,R SEP 30
S OCT 31
T,V,W NOV 30
U,X,Y,Z DEC 31