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Frequently Asked Questions - Motor Vehicles
I received a Kansas Refund Summary with my voided $1.00 check enclosed. The total refund due me is $79.70. The Plate # is XMH685 and the Vin # is WBAGH83451DP22544.
NOTE: This matter has been forwarded to the Treasurer's Office for resolution; you may expect to hear from a representative shortly.
To title a motor vehicle you must visit either the Mission or Olathe motor vehicle office. You cannot register, renew or title your vehicle at the Treasurer’s office located in the County Administration Building in Olathe.
To title a new motor vehicle you need the following information:
- Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO)
- Valid Proof of Insurance from a Kansas agent
- Sales Tax Receipt OR Bill of Sale to pay at DMV when titling
This information is available online at: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/dmv/dmv_titling.
I received a tag renewal for my traded in car, I tagged my new car Oct 1, 2012, What do I need to do?
Since you have already traded the old car for your new vehicle and received the tag for the new car, you need do nothing else. You will not need a new license for your old car, neither will you pay taxes on it. Therefore, you have no need to use the forms you received. You may toss them.
Apply in person for a Kansas identification card for voter ID at a Johnson County DMV office; Tuesday thru Friday – 7a.m. to 5:45p.m at either of the following locations:
■ 6507 Johnson Drive - Mission – phone 913-432-2266
■ 20162 W. 51st Street - Olathe – phone 913-829-2501
I suggest that you take the extra sticker to the nearest DMV. You don't have to stand in line, just go to the information desk and tell them what happened. The representative will be able to receive the extra sticker and tell you if there is anything else you need to do.
Incident to a divorce I was awarded one vehicle and my ex spouse the other family vehicle.Both vehicles are now registered/titled in both of our names. How do we title the vehicles to conform with the divorce settlement?
Since both your names are on the titles, you will both need to be present to sign off on the necessary forms to transfer ownership one to the other. Once that is accomplished, the new one-owner titles will be issued. Contact DMV office at 913-826-1800 to determine what support data (court decree, proof of insurance, etc.). Be sure to check online (http://treasurer.jocogov.org/dmv/dmv_titling.aspx) to get information concerning transferring ownership of a vehicle.
I traded in a car in April on new one. I received a registration for both the new one and the old. What do I do with the old one?
Disregard your renewal notice on the vehicle you no longer own.
If you have a form completed and signed by your doctor's office, you can take that form to DMV to receive a placard. Don't get in line; get direction from the information counter to the left of the entry into the DMV service area.
You may use the line management service by clicking the links under "Get in Line at DMV" in the upper right corner of the Motor Vehicle information site at the following web address: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/ or by calling 1-888-956-2657.
On August 1, 2012 the KS Department of Revenue issued a news release advising that the "State of Kansas waives convenience/processing fees on online vehicle renewals for one year:. This mandate is to encourage more Kansans to experience the ease of renewing online at: https://KSWebTags.org. The site is available to:
- Anyone whose vehicle is registered in Kansas
- Whose address on the renewal is current, and
- Who has vehicle insurance as required by law
The online service requires a personal identification number (PIN), which is printed on the registration renewal notices Kansans receive in the mail
Am I required to keep a copy of my current vehicle registration in the vehicle in the State of Kansas?
According to the Kansas State Department of Revenue, the intent is that a copy of the vehicle registration be kept in the car at all times.
You can verify this information by contacting the Kansas Department of Revenue. The quickest way is to simply call them: 1/785-296-3621 for Titles and Registrations. At first you will be given a list of questions they consider to be routine. Wait for the prompt for "your" questions that may not be listed in their database. A live person will answer within a reasonable time, and will respond to the question you pose. When I asked the question: Are we required to carry a copy of our vehicle registration in the car, the response was "Yes, that's why we give them to you."
My daughter used to live in here and had her car registered in Johnson County. Now she has moved to Illinois and has registered her car there. What should she do about the JoCo car tag renewal bill she just received? Thank you.
Since your daughter has changed her residence to Illinois and has registered her car as a resident there, we are told (by the KS Department of Revenue who has oversight of Motor Vehicle requirements for the state of Kansas) that once she has renewed her tags and Illinois has input her data that data is available online. The fact that she is now a resident of another state is part of her DMV record. To verify this information, contact the Kansas Department of Revenue at 785-296-3621 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or you can email them at: email@example.com.
Can I trade in a vehicle that was recently purchased and tagged before I receive the title in the mail?
If you traded to a dealer, it is up to them to decide how they will handle it. If you are selling to an individual, then you need to wait until you receive your paper title before selling it, if you didn't have a lien on it.
SOLD VEHICLE REFUNDS:
If you have recently sold a vehicle with a current tag or plate, you may be eligible for a refund of the unused portion of registration and property tax. Refunds will be given starting the next full month after the tag or plate and all documents are submitted.
WHAT YOU NEED:
■ Current tag or plate along with the corresponding decals. If the plate has been lost or stolen, you must obtain a police report.
■ Original current year Kansas registration receipt.
■ Social Security Numbers for all owners listed.
■ Signatures for all owners listed.
If you prefer to apply for a refund by mail, you will need to complete a Sold Vehicle Refund Form and include the above information.
MOVED OUT-of-STATE REFUNDS:
If you have moved out of Kansas and have registered your vehicle in another state, you may be eligible for a refund of the unused portion of property tax.
WHAT YOU NEED:
■ Current tag or plate along with the corresponding decals. If the plate has been lost or stolen, you must obtain a police report.
■Original current year Kansas registration receipt.
■A completed Former Kansas Resident Refund Form for all owners listed.
■Social Security Numbers for all owners listed.
■Copy of driver’s license and vehicle registration in new state per K.S.A. 79-5107(d).
Refunds may take up to 30 days to complete.
NOTE: Forms are available under "NAVIGATION" on the left-hand side of the website set out above. Refunds may take up to 30 days.
Yes, you can "reserve a place in line at the DMV (which is attached to the Treasury and Financial Management Dept. of Johnson County Government). The website address is: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/. The options for tag renewal or titling your car are listed on the right-hand side of the website: Mission Renewal - Mission Title / Olathe Renewal - Olathe Title OR: Online Tag renewal at https://www.kswebtags.org. You must have a renewal notice with a PIN number to use this service. To renew tags by mail, send payment (check or money order payable to Johnson County Motor Vehicle) to: Johnson County Motor Vehicle; P.O. Box 29192; Shawnee Mission, KS 66201
DMV offices are located at: 6000 Lamar - Mission, KS or
782 N. Ridgeview Rd - Olathe, KS
To determine whether or not your license tag renewal has been received, cleared and or issued, contact DMV by phone at 826-1800 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your license plate number, check number and the date it cleared your bank, so that DMV will be able to research your transaction. For that reason, be sure to provide identifiers like your VIN# that help to trace your vehicle.
The Power of Attorney (for Vehicle Only) is available on the Treasurer's website: http://jocogov.org/dmv/dmv_forms.aspx. On the left-hand side click on DMV Forms, then under Motor Vehicles Forms click on Power of Attorney.
No additional "grace period" has been issued by the Governor.
Information concerning wait times at the DMV offices can be obtained in two ways:
Check out our website: treasurer.jocogov.org
On the right-hand side of the site you will see a section titled "Get In Line at DMV". Listed below are the following references: Mission Renewal, Mission Title, Olathe Renewal and Olathe Title. Following each you will see wait time (expressed in hours and minutes) for each office.
An alternative would be to contact DMV via telephone [1-888-9-JOCO-KS (1-888-956-2657)] to join the cueing system. Once you have entered your cell phone number and received your confirmation you can use the key below to reply to text messages from DMV. The DMV office you choose will provide a confirmation and text updates on your progress through the "wait". They will advise your position in line and when you approach the "front of the line", you will receive a text advising you to return to the DMV office. You will not need to get a number/ticket, simply wait for the last four digits of your telephone number to be called, along with the station number.
If you want to communicate after entering your cell phone number and receiving your confirmation, use the following key to reply to text messages: H=help / J=Join the line / L=Leave the Line / M=More Time / S=Status Update
According to the Miami County website (http://www.miamicountyks.org/motor_vehicle4.html): If moving in-state: New resident must register vehicles within 90 days of establishing residency. Examples of residency: Own, lease or rent a place of domicile for more than 90 days; or have a place of domicile and accept employment. Individual(s) must apply for registration in person. In addition, if the names of the owners on the title are connected by "and", then both parties must be present, unless a Power of Attorney has been given.
For additional information, contact Miami County Motor Vehicle department at (913) 294-4164 or you may fax your inquiry to (913) 294-9540. The Miami County DMV office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If your tags were registered in your maiden name, use your maiden name to determine when to renew your tags.
I mailed in 15 Vehicle Registraion renewals approx May 10th. I have only received 4 of them back (last week). All checks have cleared. Please email me and I will respond with specific VIN or plate numbers as necessary. Thanks
Contact the County Treasurer's office and provide them the vin numbers on the vehicle registration/renewals you have not received and they will follow-up.
I have a cardboard tag that states I need to renew by June 3. Your website says if the tag expires "this month." Which month?
If your temporary tag says renew by June 3, that is your expiration date. June 3 is within the period when an extension was granted by the state; check with the DMV to verfiy your expiration date.
Since you have paid your registration fee and have the receipts, contact the Ford County DMV at 620-227-4530 and advise them of your changed location; you are no required to re-register in Ford County. Another option is to simply mail a copy of your receipts along with a letter advising that you've moved and are no longer a citizen of Ford County. This information was obtained from the office of the City Manager in Dodge City.
Is the KSWEBTAG site down as well. I renewed on the Internet but now am unsure if the transaction was complted.I rec'd confirmation
I contacted the KS State office regarding online transactions and was assured that if a confirmation was received your renewal is complete.
Driver's License renewal is a service provided by the State of Kansas, not Johnson County DMV. Following are the phone numbers for each of the State licensing locations: 913-432-2266 (Mission) and (913)829-2501 (Olathe). Pose your question at either of these locations.
The placard issued to your grandmother by the Department of Motor Vehicles does not need to be returned. You can toss it.
My daughter's dad had my teenager's learner's permit mailed to an invalid address. Who do I contact to fix this?
Driver's license, learner's permits etc. are handled by the driver's license bureau which is a state run office, not Johnson County government.
The Mission office is located in the parking lot near Hobby Lobby just south of Johnson Drive . . . The Olathe office is at the Great Mall in Olathe. The telephone numbers are as follows: Mission: 432-2266; Olathe: 829-2501. Contact either of those offices to determine your next step in rectifying the error.
Submitted auto title lien release to DMV several weeks ago and still waiting for title.Who/wherecan I follow up?
You have three options: Contact DMV at 826-1600 to determine the next step; go in person to the office at Kansas City Road and Ridgeview in Olathe; or go into the Treasurer's Office in the Administration Building at 111 S. Cherry Street, Olathe.
I received a letter about my car's taxes. I know I need to pay the taxes with the numbers. but now I can't find the letter, what should I do?
Contact the Motor Vehicle Department at 826-1800 and request a new renewal notice for your personal property taxes; or, go to the Motor Vehicle office at 782 N. Ridgeview (currently the only office open for service).
If you choose option #2, you will need your license plate number (write it down) and proof of current Kansas auto insurance coverage for your vehicle. DMV associates will be able to pull up your information and accept your payment.
Information concerning Real & Personal Property Taxes is available online at http://treasurer.jocogov.org/tre/tre_faq.aspx.
The form used to request a replacement placard may be found on the Treasurer website at: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/dmv/ dmv_forms.aspx. Under Motor Vehicles Forms, click on the Self Certification of Continued Eligibility for Disabled Parking Privilege link. That link will take you to the form that will allow you to renew the Placard.
Should you need additional information, contact the Motor Vehicle Division by calling: (913) 826-1800 or via fax at 913/715-2510.
The following information is available on the Johnson County website at: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/dmv/tag.registration.aspx.
Motor vehicle registration is required within 90 days of the date of establishing a Kansas domicile or residence, whether owning, renting or leasing. Once a vehicle is registered the owner is responsible for the annual renewals prior to expiration.
To register your vehicle for the first time you must visit either the Mission or Olathe motor vehicle office. You cannot register, renew or title your vehicle at the Treasurer’s office located in the County Administration Building in Olathe.
To register your vehicle you must provide valid proof of insurance from a Kansas agent or Kansas no-fault liability insurance from an out-of-state agent on the vehicle being registered.
To register jointly (Jane AND John Doe), both owners must be present. If both owners are not present during registration, then you will need to have the other owner fill out a Vehicle Power of Attorney and bring for registration. The motor vehicle can be registered by only one owner if listed as (Jane OR John Doe).
To register your vehicle you must also refer to Titling a Vehicle. (Check online)
To renew tags on line, go to the following website: http://treasurer.jocogov.org/dmv/tag_tag_renewal.aspx. Click on "Payment Information" (blue tab).
You will also find instructions to renew by mail and renew in person.
You may contact DMV by calling: (913) 826-1800 or by fax: (913) 715-2510.
According to one website (http://www.dmv.org/ks-kansas/apply-license.php) following is the information you need to know:
Younger than 18: You must complete a driver's education program offered through a local, accredited school district. If you are unsure whether a program is approved, you may contact the Department of Education at (785) 296-8107 or the DMV at (785) 296-3963.
18 and Older: Taking a supplemental course, such as the one our sponsor offers, helps you sharpen your skills; however, the DMV doesn't require you to complete a formal driver's education program.
You can obtain a copy of the Kansas Driving Handbook for official support for the above information.
According to the Kansas Department of Revenue, the CDL Manual has not been published in Spanish. A complete CDL manual may be found at www.ksrevenue.org or purchased at your local Driver’s License office.
Sign the title as Trustee. However, you must be able to submit a copy of the Trust papers at the time of sale. For additional information, contact the Motor Vehicle department at 913-826-1800.
To have a lien removed from a title without a change in ownership requires an application for a reissued title. Take the title and the lien release to your local county treasurer’s motor vehicle department and make application for a reissued title. There is a title fee for this transaction.
Since Kansas became a paperless title state in 2003, the only time a reissued title will be issued is when a paper title was issued with a lien (2002 and before) and the lien release and Kansas title are submitted to the county treasurer’s motor vehicle office, or if the paper title is lost and the lien release is submitted when making application for a replacement title.
NOTE: For titles issued prior to 2003, it is not required by Kansas law to have a lien removed from the vehicle’s title after the lien is released. However, since Kansas is now a paperless title state, if the paper title and/or the lien release were lost and the lien was still listed on the vehicle’s record, a lien release will be required in order to obtain a replacement title. A reissued title will be issued instead of a duplicate title.
If the vehicle is a car or light truck, the renewal notice is for future taxes and is proof that the prior year was already paid. Since you will not be renewing your license, no tax is due for the upcoming year for that vehicle.
Heavy trucks or trailers are assessed by the Appraiser's office. Contact the Appraiser's Office (715-9000) to advise that the vehicle has been sold and they will advise you.
The state generates courtesy reminders 45 days before the expiration date, but it is still the citizen's responsibility to renew in a timely manner. Lost or missing reminders occur on occasion. This occurs most often when you have recently moved and the reminder is sent to your previous address.
If you intend on renewing in person, the renewal notice is not necessary, however you will need proof of insurance, any other applicable paperwork, and the license plate/tag number as well. Prior to calling our office at (913)826-1800 to request a duplicate notice (if you plan to renew by mail), have the license plate/tag number readily available to expedite the process.
If you choose to mail in your renewal, be sure to include any change of address.
There are currently two office locations for Johnson County residents to process their vehicle registrations/titling.
6000 Lamar Avenue
Mission, KS 66202
782 N. Ridgeview Road
Olathe, KS 66061
Both DMV locations offer a line queuing system that offers customers options to waiting in line by providing line status updates through cell phone text messages. The service is available for renewing a vehicle tag or titling a vehicle. First, customers need to go to one of the two locations where they can use the touch screen kiosks at the front of each location.
You can leave the DMV and monitor your cell phone for updates when your turn is approaching. You will receive a text message 15 minutes before you reach the front of the line. If the wait time is less than 20 minutes, you receive a paper ticket instructing you to wait until your number is called.
If the wait time is more than 20 minutes, you get the option to enter your cell phone number (the last four digits will become your ticket number).
Services provided by the State of Kansas, not Johnson County DMV
In Johnson County and Sedgwick County, driver's license services are provided by the State of Kansas Department of Revenue. The Johnson County Motor Vehicle Offices do not process driver's licenses.
Driver's License Examination is responsible for examining everyone applying for Kansas driver's licenses. Driver Control maintains all driver's license records, along with traffic violation convictions, suspensions, and revocations.
Additional information can be found on the State's website, including:
- Change your Kansas Driver's License Address Online
- Driver's License Handbook and Fee Schedule
- Driver's License Records, Traffic Violation Convictions, Suspensions, and Revocations
- Information on Renewing, Extending, or Replacing your Driver's License
6507 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS, 66202
Great Mall of the Great Plains (Home and Hobby Entrance)
20162 W. 151st Street, Olathe, KS 66061
Fill out the Handicapped Placard Form (Adobe Reader Required) and follow its instructions. It can be faxed to (913)826-1810 or mailed to the DMV Office for processing.
You can mail the form to either the Mission or Olathe DMV Offices.