Kansas Vehicle Registration

Title and Register a Vehicle in Kansas

Kansas drivers must title and register their vehicles to drive them legally. You may need to title and register a vehicle for the first time if you:

  • Just moved to Kansas.
  • Recently purchased a vehicle.

You must title your vehicle within 60 days of purchase. 

To title and register your vehicle, visit the county treasurer’s office in the county in which you reside and provide your: 

  • Certificate of title (from out-of-state or signed by both buyer and seller) OR manufacturer’s certificate of origin (for new vehicles). If you have an out-of-state lien on the vehicle, you must call them and have it faxed to your county office. Contact your county treasurer for more information.
  • An odometer statement if the vehicle is under 10 years old.
  • Driver’s license number OR employee identification number (EIN) (for vehicles purchased for a business). If the vehicle is leased the lessee’s license number must be provided.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Sales tax receipt (for newly purchased vehicles).
  • Bill of sale (for vehicles purchased out-of-state or if the payment amount is not listed on the certificate of title).
  • Payment for the applicable fees and taxes.

Once you complete the transaction, you’ll be given a temporary paper license plate to use until your permanent license plate is mailed to you within 3 weeks.

Kansas Vehicle Title and Registration Fees

  • Title fee: $10.
  • Transfer fee: $6.50.
  • Registration for vehicles under 4,500 pounds: $42.50.
  • Registration for vehicles over 4,500 pounds: $52.25.
  • 12-meter trucks: $52.25.
  • Motorcycles: $28.25. 

You can calculate your vehicle property tax by using this tool on the Department of Revenue website.

A complete list of registration fees can be found here.