Did you get a new vehicle or are you thinking about it? This process can be troublesome, we know! There are some many different rules, forms and requirements! Don't worry! Taking a few minutes to get prepared will help you breeze through the process.
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 see Motor Vehicle Fees.
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.
For standard purchases you will need the basics. Depending on your unique situation you might need additional items.
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 the Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles.
Do you want a distinctive plate (Personalized Tag)? Make sure to review the Special Tags information.
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
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 grayed 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
We want you to get your tasks completed quickly, without having to wait! Electing not to reserve in advance or same day could result in longer wait time. If reserving a spot does not work you can walk into 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.
When it is your appointment time, head in to our office with your documents and form of payment. You can pay by cash, credit, debit, money order, cashier's check or personal check (with I.D.)
710 N 7th St Trfy, Suite 240, Kansas City, KS 66101
8200 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66112
We will need a couple of signatures and your contact information to get the process rolling.
Mail In or Drop Off Form
Once your packet is ready, you can either:
Please Note: We cannot process your request if any of the following items are not included. We will only contact you if your packet is complete. We will automatically return any incomplete title packets the same day or next day's business.
Did you recently sell or donated a vehicle, or did an insurance company declare your vehicle a total loss? Did you move out of Kansas and now have your vehicle registered in another State?
You might be eligible for a refund for a portion of registration fees and property tax. Here are the steps that you need to take to get a refund.
You will need a few things. Let's get them gathered to make the process smooth.
Motor Vehicle Refund Form
We cannot process your refund if any of the items are not included. Anything missing will require use to send the packet back you, and we do not want you to have to wait for your refund. We expect to refund for eligible and completed packets within 30 days.
We are excited to see you! Starting July 5th, 2022 we will offer walk-in services at both locations for all types of transactions.
You can do lots of busy online, but if you would like to come in make sure to check those wait times!
If you need to register a vehicle with an out of state title you will need an inspection.
3101 S. 24th Kansas City, KS 66106
Hours: M-F, 7:30AM - 3:15PM
7330 I-70 Kansas City, KS 66112
Have you moved? Is your address different from what is on your title or registration?
Getting your records up-to-date will make processes go faster.
Update My Address
Need to get a 1-day or 60-day Permit? How about information on lost or stolen plates?
This form is not for service requests. For immediate assistance, dial 3-1-1.