Kansas License Plate Information Summary
Getting a Kansas license plate can only be done in person. You'll get it when you go to the Kansas Department of Revenue to register your vehicle. After that, you'll be able to keep your Kansas license plate up to date simply by reregistering your vehicle.
In most cases, you can transfer your Kansas license plate from your older vehicle to a new vehicle your purchase.
Kansas License Plates Offered
Your Kansas license plate only need to be put on the back of your vehicle. You will also have to affix a sticker onto the plate indicating that it is up to date.
You can get standard license plates, vanity plates, disability plates, and plates supporting various organizations. Contact the Kansas Department of Revenue for more information on your current options.
If you buy your vehicle from a dealership, you will get a temporary Kansas license plate that are good for 60 days.
When You Need To Get Your Kansas License Plate
You need to get your Kansas license plate within 90 days of moving to the state, or 60 days of buying a vehicle in the state.
Keeping Your License Plate Up To Date
You keep your Kansas license plate up to date simply by renewing your registration online, by mail, or in person.
If Your Kansas License Plate Is Stolen
If your license plate is damaged or stolen, the first thing you must do is go to the police department and file a police report. You will not be able to get new a Kansas license plate without it.
You then have to go to a Department of Revenue office and pay $2 for the new plate, and 50 cents for the new sticker.
Transferring Or Surrendering Your License Plates
Should you no longer need a license plate in Kansas, you can either send it back to the Department of Revenue or destroy them yourself. You are not allowed to keep a license plate you are no longer using.
To transfer your plate, you must buy a new car within 30 days of getting rid of your old car.
You then need to present your current registration card and the sale information for both cars.
You'll be asked to pay $6.50 for the transfer.
Kansas License Plate Costs
License plates in Kansas cost $35 per year for vehicles up to 4,500 pounds, and $45 per year for larger vehicles.
Plates for motorcycles cost $25 per year.