1. Know the Cost
There are 3 basic fees to register a recently purchased motor vehicle. Some of the fees can vary depending on your unique vehicle purchase and tag selection. Let's review the fees and get tools that might help you in estimating the total cost. These are estimate tools and if you have any questions you should visit our offices.
- This tax is paid one time and is just like any other tax you pay at the time of a purchase. You might pay this at the time you purchase the vehicle from a dealership, but if not it will need to be paid before the vehicle can be registered.
- Use the Kansas Sales Tax Estimator Tool
- This is due annually and is based on the vehicle classification.
- For a standard passenger motor vehicle the cost is $30.00. For a complete list of registration charges make sure to check out the Motor Vehicle Fees Page
PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX
- This tax is due annually and is pro-rated based on the month that you are paying the tax.
- Use the Vehicle Property Tax Calculator to get an estimate of the cost.
2. Gather What You Need
For standard purchases you will need the basics. Depending on your unique situation you might need additional items.
- Original Title : this must be the original document and not a copy.
- The title must have all the signatures for the sale. This includes all the sellers and all the buyers.
- VIN Inspection Form (MVE-1)
- Proof of Insurance
- This must be the proof from your insurance provider and be coverage that is in effect on the day you register.
- Driver's License or Picture Identification Card
- Bill of Sale
- If you made a Kansas dealership purchase you will need the Sales Tax Receipt.
- If you purchased from a private citizen or an out of state dealership you will need a Bill of Sale(PDF, 15KB)
3. Know any Special Requirements
Lots can effect the list of documents that you need to finalize the registration process. This is not a complete list of possible items needed in special circumstances, but these are the most common.
Situations like , inheritance of a vehicle, or open liens might require additional documents.
For a full list for Kansas forms for titling and other tasks visit Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles.
4. Do you want a special plate?
Do you want a distinctive plate (Personalized Tag)? Make sure to review the information HERE
5. Determine the Best Way to Visit the Office
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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.
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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.
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6. Say Hello!
When it is your appointment time, head in to our office with your documents and form of payment.
Courthouse, 710 N 7th St, Suite 240, Kansas City KS 66101
8200 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66112
You can pay by cash, credit, debit, money order, cashier's check or personal check (with I.D.)