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Vehicle Titling

A Recent Vehicle Purchase: Titling & Registration

Kansas law requires that a motor vehicle must be titled in the state and county where the vehicle is garaged. Motor vehicles cannot be legally operated without a title. Kansas law also requires a vehicle to be registered with display of a tag or plate along with the corresponding decals.  New residents to Kansas must register their vehicle within 90 days of establishing residency. Newly purchased vehicles must be registered within 60 days of the purchase of the vehicle.

Title and register your recently purchased vehicle without having to wait in line! Review the Title Drop Off Service Application completely and fill out the application sections. Gather all required documents as outlined in the application and put all original documents in an envelope addressed to Johnson County Motor Vehicle. Take your envelope with all the required documents and place it in one of our convenient and secure drop off boxes located outside of our Motor Vehicle Office front entrances:

  • Mission Motor Vehicle: 6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission, KS 66202
  • Olathe Motor Vehicle: 782 N Ridgeview Rd, Olathe, KS 66061

You can also mail envelopes to Johnson County Motor Vehicle at 111 S Cherry St, Suite 1500, Olathe, KS 66061.

You will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to pay for your transaction within 14 business days. You can pay online or through the mail. Online payment fees will apply. Your receipt and registration will be printed and mailed to you after payment is received.

If you have questions about this process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (913) 826-1800.

Vehicle Inspection Information

Kansas law requires the Kansas Highway Patrol to inspect vehicles that were previously titled in another state to verify the identification number or VIN number on the vehicle is genuine and agrees with the VIN on the out-of-state title. The inspection is required prior to the owner applying for an original Kansas title.

Vehicles that have been issued a Kansas non-highway title or Kansas salvage title, as well as vehicles that have been assembled or are homemade, are also required to be inspected. The inspection may require additional documentation regarding the history of the various parts used in the assembly and/or repair of the vehicle.

For more information, location times or additional inspection locations visit www.KansasHighwayPatrol.org.

The following items must be presented to complete the inspection:

  • Vehicle, Title and/or supporting documents (salvage, owner retain salvage, assembled vehicles)
  • Valid Driver’s License for person presenting vehicle for inspection
  • Inspection Fee (Payable by cash (preferred), check, Visa or MasterCard) ◦$20 for regular MVE-1 inspection and $25 for salvage/prior or rebuilt salvage

Vehicle Inspection Locations and Phone Numbers:

  • Kansas City Office - 913-334-9604
    7330 I-70, Exit 415, Kansas City, KS 66112
  • Lamar Office - 913-677-5276
    3101 S. 24th Street, Kansas City, KS 66106
  • Olathe Office - 913-780-6058
    395 E. Dennis, Olathe, KS 66061

*CALL FOR INSPECTION HOURS*

 

Vehicle Renewals

Kansas law requires that a motor vehicle must be annually registered and display a tag or plate along with the corresponding decals. Motor vehicles cannot be legally operated without a current tag or plate.

To renew your vehicle tag or plate you are required to pay a state registration renewal fee and county personal property taxes annually. In return, you will receive a decal to be placed on your tag or plate. As a courtesy, Johnson County will mail a vehicle registration renewal notice to you approximately 30 days prior to expiration. This notice will also be available online at https://edp.mailserviceslc.com/consumer/jcomve/.  When you receive your notice(s), please verify the accuracy of the information provided.

To renew your vehicle plate or tag you must provide valid proof of insurance from a Kansas agent on the vehicle being registered. Be sure to include this if mailing or if renewing in person. Copies are acceptable.

Renewal Schedule

License plate renewals are based on the first letter of the registered vehicle owner's last name.

First letter of your last name:

  • A | Last day to renew - February 28th
  • B | Last day to renew - March 31st
  • C, D | Last day to renew - April 30th
  • E, F, G | Last day to renew - May 31st
  • H, I | Last day to renew - June 30th
  • J, K, L | Last day to renew - July 31st
  • M, N, O | Last day to renew - August 31st
  • P, Q, R | Last day to renew - September 30th
  • S | Last day to renew - October 31st
  • T, V, W | Last day to renew - November 30th
  • U, X, Y, Z | Last day to renew - December 31st

Valid Proof of Insurance

Kansas law requires that each motor vehicle carry a valid insurance card from a Kansas agent with the following elements as proof of insurance; name of insurer, name of insured party, policy number, effective date, expiration date, to include current date, vehicle description and vehicle identification number or VIN.

Kansas law requires that you carry “Kansas no-fault liability insurance” on any vehicle except a motorized bicycle so that, in case of an accident, the other vehicle and its passengers are protected.

Payment Methods

  • Renew online, not in line with Online Tag Renewal. To renew online using a credit card or by eCheck you must have your PIN number located on your vehicle registration application. Please allow 5 to 7 business days to receive your registration receipt and decal by mail. Please remember to save your confirmation number. There will be a convenience fee charged by the payment processor for this service. Some registrations may not qualify for electronic renewal.
  • Renew by Mail. To renew by mail you may send a check, money order or cashier’s check in the envelope provided along with valid proof of insurance. Please do not send cash in the mail. You may write one check if renewing multiple vehicles. Please allow 5 to 7 business days to receive your registration and decal by mail.
  • Renew in Person. To renew in person you may use cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover), check (with valid id), money order or cashier’s check and must go to either the Mission or Olathe motor vehicle office. There will be a convenience fee charged of 2.6% of the total transaction amount, with a $3.00 minimum (subject to change) by the payment processor for using a credit or debit card.   Please visit our Frequent Questions section for more payment information. Beginning January 1, 2015, an additional fee of $5.00 will be applied to each vehicle being renewed in-person.  You cannot register, renew or title your vehicle(s) at the Treasurer’s office located in the County Administration Building in Olathe. Since the renewal due dates fall on the last day of the month and because of customer volume, the best time to renew your vehicle is in the middle of the week and during the middle of the month. During the end of the month waiting times can exceed several hours.

There will be a $30.00 service charge per each returned check.

Commercial Vehicles

If you are renewing a commercial motor vehicle, there may be additional documents required. 

A commercial vehicle is any self-propelled or towed motor vehicle in commerce that is used to transport property or passengers when the vehicle:

  1.  Has a gross weight or gross combination weight of 10,001 pounds or more;
  2.  is designed or used to transport 15 or more passengers, including the driver; or
  3.  is used to transport hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.

Please visit our Commercial Vehicles page for more information.

Vehicle Registration

Kansas law requires that a vehicle must be registered and display a tag or plate along with the corresponding decals.

New Residents

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.
  • If you have an out-of-state title, you are required to obtain a VIN Inspection.  For more information, please see the 'Vehicle Inspection Information' section below.
  • 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 original for registration. We cannot accept a copy or faxed version of the Vehicle Power of Attorney. 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 Vehicle Titling.

Established Residents

Motor vehicle registration is required within 60 days of the date the vehicle is purchased, which is the assigned date on the certificate of origin or title. A temporary or 60 day tag must be displayed on the motor vehicle until you receive your plate or tag at the time of registration. A temporary or 60 day tag may be obtained from a Kansas Auto Dealer or from the Mission or Olathe motor vehicle office. A valid plate or tag from a sold or traded-in motor vehicle may also be displayed within 60 day of the date the vehicle is purchased. If not registered within 60 days interest and penalties may apply.

  • To register your vehicle you must provide valid proof of insurance from a Kansas agent on the vehicle being registered.
  • To register your vehicle you must also refer to Vehicle Titling.

Once a vehicle is registered the owner is responsible for the annual renewals prior to expiration.

Required Documents

  1. Ownership Document - Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) or Title
  2. Sales Tax Receipt - If vehicle is purchased from a registered Kansas Dealer sales tax should be collected by the Dealer. The Dealer will provide the proof of paid sales tax receipt to the owner. If the vehicle is purchased from a non Dealer or an out of state Dealer this document will not be required and sales tax will be collected at the time of registration.
  3. Valid Proof of Insurance - Kansas law requires that each motor vehicle carry a valid insurance card from a Kansas agent with the following elements as proof of insurance; name of insurer, name of insured party, policy number, effective date, expiration date, to include current date, vehicle description and vehicle identification number or VIN. Kansas law requires that you carry “Kansas no-fault liability insurance” on any vehicle except a motorized bicycle so that, in case of an accident, the other vehicle and its passengers are protected.
  4. Bill of Sale - If the motor vehicle is purchased new, the receipt must come from a Kansas Auto dealer. If the vehicle is purchased from an auto dealer outside Kansas, a bill of sale for sales tax purposes is needed. Sales tax rates are available from the Kansas Department of Revenue.
  5. Power of Attorney - To title and register a vehicle jointly (Jane AND John Doe), both owners must be present. If both owners are not able to be present, then you will need to have the other owner fill out a Vehicle Power of Attorney. The motor vehicle can be titled and registered by only one owner if the owners are listed as (Jane OR John Doe)

Vehicle Inspection Information

Kansas law requires the Kansas Highway Patrol to inspect vehicles that were previously titled in another state to verify the identification number or VIN number on the vehicle is genuine and agrees with the VIN on the out-of-state title. The inspection is required prior to the owner applying for an original Kansas title.

Vehicles that have been issued a Kansas non-highway title or Kansas salvage title, as well as vehicles that have been assembled or are homemade, are also required to be inspected. The inspection may required additional documentation regarding the history of the various parts used in the assembly and/or repair of the vehicle.

For more information, location times or additional inspection locations visit www.KansasHighwayPatrol.org.

The following items must be presented to complete the inspection:

  • Vehicle, Title and/or supporting documents (salvage, owner retain salvage, assembled vehicles)
  • Valid Driver’s License for person presenting vehicle for inspection
  • Inspection Fee (Payable by cash (preferred), check, Visa or MasterCard)
    • $20 for regular MVE-1 inspection
    • $25 for salvage/prior or rebuilt salvage

Vehicle Inspection Locations and Phone Numbers:

*CALL FOR INSPECTION HOURS*

Payment Information

When titling and registering, you may pay a registration fee and sales tax on a new or used vehicle, along with personal property taxes.

You may pay your tag registration using cash, check (with valid driver's license and daytime phone number), money order, cashier's check, or credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). There will be a convenience fee charged of 2.6% of the total transaction amount, with a $3.00 minimum (subject to change) by the payment processor for using a credit or debit card.  Please visit our Frequent Questions section for more payment information.

If you are registering more than one vehicle, you may combine to make one payment.

There will be a $30.00 service charge per each returned check.

Commercial Vehicles

If you are registering a commercial motor vehicle, there may be additional documents required. 

A commercial vehicle is any self-propelled or towed motor vehicle in commerce that is used to transport property or passengers when the vehicle:

  1.  Has a gross weight or gross combination weight of 10,001 pounds or more;
  2.  is designed or used to transport 15 or more passengers, including the driver; or
  3.  is used to transport hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.

Please visit our Commercial Vehicles page for more information.

Transferring Ownership

When a vehicle's ownership is transferred from one person to another, the back of the old title form must be completed and properly assigned before licensing can take place. If a lien is shown, a properly signed/notarized release of lien is required. You are mailed a new title by the state after you register the vehicle in your name, if there is no lien on the vehicle. If a lien is reflected on the title application, the state will hold the title as an E-Title until the lien has been satisfied.

If the ownership is being transferred between immediate, lineal, family members, sales tax is not required and you are liable only for the registration fee and property taxes due on the vehicle. Lineal ascendants or descendents are: grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, son, daughter, adopted child, step child, grandchild, and the spouses of any of these. A brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew does not qualify for this exemption. The signatures of both parties must be on a state Affidavit of Relationship form available in either Motor Vehicle office.

Special paperwork may be required by state law however, if the transfer is occurring because of death, divorce or marriage. For more information, call the Motor Vehicle Department at 913-826-1800.

Transferring License Plates

If you are an established resident, you may transfer a valid license plate from an old to a new vehicle for the remainder of your licensing period. To be eligible to make the transfer, you must sell or trade your old vehicle within 60 days of buying the new one. You also must get a 60-day permit from a Kansas motor vehicle dealer or the Motor Vehicle Department to drive the new vehicle while you are waiting to dispose of the old one.

When making out the paperwork to license your new vehicle, be sure your name is exactly the same as on your old title, read Licensing Information regarding joint owners. If a spouse, son or daughter is being added, they must be present to sign the application or you must have a power of attorney from them. In addition to that paperwork, you need to bring to the Motor Vehicle Department the current registration from your old vehicle.

To make the transfer, the current registration is needed from the sold vehicle. If you no longer have the current registration, a duplicate can be obtained at the Motor Vehicle Department for $1.00. 

Fees required to transfer:

  • Title Fee $10.00
  • Lien Holder Fee $1.50
  • Sales Tax Collection Fee $.50
  • County Service Fee $5.00
  • DMV Modernization Fee $4.00
  • County Facility Fee $5.00
  • Plate Fee $1.50

Depending on the year, make and model of your new vehicle, you also may have to pay an additional property tax. You can obtain the property tax due by visiting the Kansas Vehicle Property Tax Information Site. In addition, you may have to pay a supplementary licensing fee if the new vehicle weighs more than the old one. For more information call the Motor Vehicle Department office.

 

Tag Renewal: Required Documents

Valid Proof of Insurance

Kansas law requires that each motor vehicle carry a valid insurance card from a Kansas agent with the following elements as proof of insurance; name of insurer, name of insured party, policy number, effective date, expiration date, to include current date, vehicle description and vehicle identification number or VIN.

Kansas law requires that you carry “Kansas no-fault liability insurance” on any vehicle except a motorized bicycle so that, in case of an accident, the other vehicle and its passengers are protected.

Tag Renewal: Payment Information

Payment Methods

  • Renew online, not in line with KS Web-Tags. To renew online using a credit card or by eCheck you must have your PIN number located on your vehicle registration application. Please allow 5 to 7 business days to receive your registration receipt and decal by mail. Please remember to save your confirmation number. There will be a convenience fee charged by the payment processor for this service. Some registrations may not qualify for electronic renewal.
     
  • Renew by Mail. To renew by mail you may send a check, money order or cashier’s check in the envelope provided along with valid proof of insurance. Please do not send cash in the mail. You may write one check if renewing multiple vehicles. Please allow 5 to 7 business days to receive your registration and decal by mail.
     
  • Renew in Person. To renew in person you may use cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover), check (with valid id), money order or cashier’s check and must go to either the Mission or Olathe motor vehicle office. There will be a convenience fee charged by the payment processor for using a credit card. Please visit our Frequent Questions section for current convenience fee rates. You cannot register, renew or title your vehicle(s) at the Treasurer’s office located in the County Administration Building in Olathe. Since the renewal due dates fall on the last day of the month and because of customer volume, the best time to renew your vehicle is in the middle of the week and during the middle of the month. During the end of the month waiting times can exceed several hours.

There will be a $30.00 service charge per each returned check.

Tag Registration: Required Documents

Ownership Document

  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) or Title

Sales Tax Receipt

If vehicle is purchased from a registered Kansas Dealer sales tax should be collected by the Dealer. The Dealer will provide the proof of paid sales tax receipt to the owner. If the vehicle is purchased from a non Dealer or an out of state Dealer this document will not be required and sales tax will be collected at the time of registration.

Valid Proof of Insurance

Kansas law requires that each motor vehicle carry a valid insurance card from a Kansas agent with the following elements as proof of insurance; name of insurer, name of insured party, policy number, effective date, expiration date, to include current date, vehicle description and vehicle identification number or VIN.

Kansas law requires that you carry “Kansas no-fault liability insurance” on any vehicle except a motorized bicycle so that, in case of an accident, the other vehicle and its passengers are protected.

Bill of Sale

If the motor vehicle is purchased new, the receipt must come from a Kansas Auto dealer. If the vehicle is purchased from an auto dealer outside Kansas, a bill of sale for sales tax purposes is needed. Sales tax rates are available from the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Vehicle Inspection Information

Kansas law requires the Kansas Highway Patrol to inspect vehicles that were previously titled in another state to verify the identification number or VIN number on the vehicle is genuine and agrees with the VIN on the out-of-state title. The inspection is required prior to the owner applying for an original Kansas title.

Vehicles that have been issued a Kansas non-highway title or Kansas salvage title, as well as vehicles that have been assembled or are homemade, are also required to be inspected. The inspection may required additional documentation regarding the history of the various parts used in the assembly and/or repair of the vehicle.

For more information, location times or additional inspection locations visit www.KansasHighwayPatrol.org.

The following items must be presented to complete the inspection:

  • Vehicle, Title and/or supporting documents (salvage, owner retain salvage, assembled vehicles)
  • Valid Driver’s License for person presenting vehicle for inspection
  • Inspection Fee (Payable by cash (preferred), check, Visa or MasterCard)
    • $20 for regular MVE-1 inspection
    • $25 for salvage/prior or rebuilt salvage

Vehicle Inspection Locations and Phone Numbers:

*CALL FOR INSPECTION HOURS*

Tag Registration: Payment Information

When titling and registering, you may pay a registration fee and sales tax on a new or used vehicle, along with personal property taxes.

You may pay your tag registration using cash, check (with valid driver's license and daytime phone number), money order, cashier's check, or credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). There will be a convenience fee charged by the payment processor for using a credit or debit card. Please visit our Frequent Questions section for current convenience fee rates.

If you are registering more than one vehicle, you may combine to make one payment.

There will be a $30.00 service charge per each returned check.

Motor Vehicle: Refunds

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.

Refunds may take up to 30 days to complete.

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.

Motor Vehicle: Frequent Questions

General Questions

There are currently two office locations for Johnson County residents to process their vehicle registrations/titling. There is one at Mission and at Olathe.

Both Motor Vehicle locations offer a new line queuing system that provides customers more intuitive options to waiting in line by delivering line status updates through cell phone text messages. With this new system, customers will be able to check-in and then they will be free to continue with all of their other daily activities without the hassle and anxiety of waiting at Motor Vehicle. By improving the line management system, Johnson County is looking to provide a more positive customer experience at Motor Vehicle.

To get in line, please check-in online through our website.  Note: If the estimated wait time exceeds our hours of operation (T-F 7:30 am-4:00 pm), you will not be able to check-in online until the following business day. 

  • To check-in online:
    • Choose a Motor Vehicle location, Mission or Olathe, on our home page, under the "Get In Line at Motor Vehicle" heading.
    • Read through the Information Disclaimer and accept or decline.
    • Choose a language, English or Spanish.
    • Enter your cell phone number, be sure to include the area code, then push Next.
    • The next screen provides a brief explanation of what to expect. Please take time to read this screen.
    • Continue to printable confirmation.
  • When titling and registering, you may pay a registration fee and sales tax on a new or used vehicle, along with personal property taxes.
  • You may pay your tag registration using cash, check (with valid driver's license and daytime phone number), money order, cashier's check, or credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). There will be a service fee charged by the payment processor for using a credit or debit card.
  • If you are registering more than one vehicle, you may combine to make one payment.
  • There will be a $30.00 service charge per each returned check.
  • To view the current credit/debit card and echeck convenience fees for all online payments, please go to Online Tag Renewal
  • If you are paying in person by credit or debit card at either the Olathe or Mission location, the fee will be as follows:
    • 2.6% of total transaction for all card types, with a $3.00 minimum (subject to change).

When paying fees, the check can be made payable to Johnson County Motor Vehicle.

  • If a vehicle is purchased from a family member, a Relationship Affidavit needs to be completed. Depending on the relationship, this may allow sales tax not to be collected on the purchase price of the vehicle at the time of registration.

If a vehicle is gifted to an individual, the title needs to be assigned to the individual and the Vehicle Gift Certification section of the Affidavit To A Fact needs to be filled out.

To renew your registration by mail you may send a check, money order or cashier’s check in the envelope provided with your renewal notice, along with valid proof of insurance. Applications for lien releases, disabled placards, duplicate or secured titles (with payments) and refunds can be dropped off or mailed to either of our Motor Vehicle Offices for processing. Please refer to Motor Vehicle Forms for the proper application and documentation needed for each of these items. These will be processed and mailed back to the address on file.

When a person changes his or her last name, an update is made both to the title ownership and the vehicle registration. This might affect your registration renewal month and could mean that you would owe additional property tax and fees.

If you do not have a lien holder, you need to surrender your current title. If you have lost your title, you may order a replacement title. There is a $10.00 fee and you will need to  fill out this application in order to request a new one to be sent to you.

If you have a loan on your vehicle, you are required to have your lienholder fill out the Lienholder’s Consent form, which tells us that your lienholder is in agreement with a name change in the ownership of the vehicle.

Once you have your paperwork ready, please bring your title or lienholder’s consent form, as well as your current license plate and insurance into one of our motor vehicle offices.

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. You will need to provide the current tag or plate along with the corresponding decals, the original current year Kansas registration receipt, the Social Security numbers for all owners listed, the signature for all owners listed, and the sold vehicle refund form. If the plate has been lost or stolen, you must obtain a police report. You should mail this documentation to one of the Motor Vehicle offices. Refunds may take up to 30 days to complete.

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. You will need to provide the current tag or plate along with the corresponding decals, the original current year Kansas registration receipt, a completed Former Kansas Resident Refund Form for all owners listed, Social Security numbers for all owners listed, and a copy of driver’s license and vehicle registration in new state per K.S.A. 79-5107(d). If the plate has been lost or stolen, you must obtain a police report. You should mail this documentation to one of the Motor Vehicle offices. Refunds may take up to 30 days to complete.

 

Titles

Registration fees can cost between $39 and $49 per year (prorated to the number of months before you re-register the vehicle). Title fees are $10. The Kansas Highway Patrol charges an inspection fee to inspect vehicles that were previously titled in another state. Please visit www.KansasHighwayPatrol.org for more information.

Sales tax, if applicable, is made up of state, county, and local tax rates. Please view the latest Sales Tax Rates through the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Property tax can be estimated by going to the Property Tax Calculator and entering the owner's last name initial, year, make and model of your vehicle. This is also pro-rated.

Call us at (913) 826-1800 with the plate number or VIN number and we can check the status for you.

Driver's License

  • In Johnson 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
  • Mission Office - 6507 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS, 66202 - (913) 432-2266
  • Olathe Office - 13507 S Mur-Len Road #137, Olathe, KS, 66062 - (913) 829-2501
  • Overland Park Office - 7600 W 119th Street, Suite D, Overland Park, KS 66210 - (913) 942-3059

* Call for hours of operation *

Registration

A 60 day tag may be purchased by completing the 60 Day Tag Application. You can scan and email the form to [email protected] or fax it to (913) 715-2510 along with the required documentation outlined on the application. Once received, an e-mail will be sent to you with instructions for paying the $8.00 fee. The 60 day tag will be valid for the first 60 days from the date of purchase.

If your license plate is lost or stolen from your vehicle, you must file a police report in the city in which the loss occurred. Bring the police report, current registration, and current insurance information to either motor vehicle office to obtain a replacement plate. This must be done by the registered vehicle owner, or the registered owner may give someone Power of Attorney to process this transaction on their behalf. The cost of this transaction is $3.00, or $4.00 if a duplicate registration is needed. Beginning January 1, 2017, an additional fee of $5.00 will be applied to each transaction.

The cost for personalized plates is $45.50 for an Auto/Light Truck or Motorcycle. Anyone can order a personalized plate for a vehicle at either Motor Vehicle location. Remember to bring in your current license plate when ordering a personalized license plate.  You may have up to 7 letters or spaces for an Auto/Light Truck personalized plate and up to 5 letters or spaces for a Motorcycle personalized plate. There is no punctuation allowed on personalized plate lettering.

 

State law requires that there can be only one letter combination per personalized plate in the state of Kansas. Please go to the Personalized Plate Look-up to check availability.

In Kansas, there are several unique license plate designs available to choose from. This list is available online here, Kansas Distinctive License Plates.

Renewals

The county mails courtesy renewal notices 30 days prior to your expiration date.

The county generates courtesy notices 30 days before the vehicle’s 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 has been sent to a 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. To obtain a duplicate notice, you may either print your notice online or you may call our Information line at 913-826-1800 to have one mailed to you. Please 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.

If you do not receive your decal in the mail within 10 days from mailing in your payment, contact our office at (913)826-1800 to inquire if the decal may have been returned to our office. If the decal has been returned, give the customer service representative the correct mailing address and the decal will be either sent out again or held in the office if you want to pick it up in person.

If the decal has not been returned, a police report must be filed in the city in which you reside. After filing the police report, bring the report, license plate number of the vehicle, insurance information and $1.50 to either motor vehicle office to obtain a replacement decal. This must be done by the registered owner of the vehicle, or the registered owner may give someone Power of Attorney to process this transaction on their behalf.

To renew your vehicle tag or plate, you are required to pay a State registration renewal fee and personal property tax annually.  To determine the personal property tax due on your vehicle, please visit the Kansas Department of Revenue website.  Beginning January 1, 2015, an additional fee of $5.00 will be applied to each vehicle being renewed in-person.

If you no longer own the vehicle that is listed on your Johnson County vehicle renewal notice, you may simply disregard it.

When you sell a vehicle, you may drop off a copy of your registration, a completed refund form, and your license plate at either of our Motor Vehicle locations. For additional information about refunds, please see our Refund page.

Get in Line

To get in line, please check-in online through our website. Note: If the estimated wait time exceeds our hours of operation (T-F 7:30 am-4:00 pm), you will not be able to check-in online until the following business day.

To check-in online: 

  • Choose a Motor Vehicle location, Mission or Olathe, on our home page, under the "Get In Line at Motor Vehicle" heading.
  • Read through the Information Disclaimer and accept or decline.
  • Choose a language, English or Spanish.
  • Enter your cell phone number, be sure to include the area code, then push Next.
  • The next screen provides a brief explanation of what to expect. Please take time to read this screen.
  • Continue to printable confirmation.

Johnson County Motor Vehicles offices are open 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday - Friday.

Call 913-826-1800 if you need assistance.

Information Disclaimer Page

Johnson County makes every effort to produce and publish the most current and accurate information possible. This public information is furnished as a public service. The information must be accepted and used by the recipient with the understanding that the data was developed and collected for the purpose of automating our customer line management system, developed by QLess.

Estimated wait times may vary based on the number of customers who place themselves in line online.

This online service may open and close throughout the day based on the number of customers to be served in line. Our office hours at both Mission and Olathe DMV are Tuesday through Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, excluding county designated holidays.

Standard text messaging rates may apply when using this service.

Expired Registration Renewals

March, April, May, June, July and August Renewals

Johnson County Motor Vehicle has opened a NEW online payment portal for vehicle tag renewal customers that have been unable to renew online or come into an office over the last several months. This renewal option is only available for customers with registrations that expired in March, April, May, June, July or August of 2020.

To renew online, you must have your plate and VIN number available. Your account number will be DEL followed by your plate number. If your plate number is SAM123, your account number will be DELSAM123. The system is case-sensitive, so you will need to enter in the DEL and your plate number in all capital letters. After renewing through the portal, your registration decal and receipt will be mailed to you in 5 to 7 business days.

If you previously tried to renew online and your registration was not eligible, you can now renew at https://www.billerpayments.com/app/guestpayui/index.html?bsn=jcdmv#/guestpay/payment. This portal is temporary and will only be open for a short period of time.

For questions, please email [email protected] or call 913-826-1800.
 

Deadlines for Newly Purchased Vehicles

Governor Kelly signed Executive Order No. 20-55, which further extends the use of sixty-day permits and provides staggered deadlines for newly purchased vehicles without penalties.

While the Motor Vehicle offices are open to the public, we encourage you to utilize our Title Drop Off Service before coming to an office.  Residents can review and complete an application found at www.jocogov.org/residents/vehicles in order to title a recently purchased vehicle. Individuals should place all required original documentation with the application in an envelope. The envelope can be placed in one of our convenient and secure drop off boxes at our Mission and Olathe offices. Individuals will receive an e-mail within 14 days with instructions on how to pay for the transaction. Payment can be made online or by mail. Receipts and registration information will be printed and mailed as soon as payment is received.

For questions regarding when a newly purchased vehicle must be registered to avoid penalties please see the schedule below.

 

When did you purchase your vehicle?

Register by this date to avoid penalties.

January 1, 2020 - January 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

February 1, 2020 - February 29, 2020

September 30, 2020

March 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020

October 31, 2020

April 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020

November 30, 2020

May 1, 2020 – May 31, 2020

December 31, 2020

 

Vehicles purchased on or after June 1, 2020 will have 60 days from their purchase date to register the vehicle without penalties.

 

Commercial Vehicles

A commercial vehicle is any self-propelled or towed motor vehicle in commerce that is used to transport property or passengers when the vehicle:

  1.  Has a gross weight or gross combination weight of 10,001 pounds or more;
  2.  is designed or used to transport 15 or more passengers, including the driver; or
  3.  is used to transport hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.

All commercial vehicle title and registration applications should be dropped off at one of our secure drop boxes OR mailed to 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1500, Olathe, KS.  Drop off applications to 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1500, Olathe, KS will not be accepted. The locations of the drop boxes are:  6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission, KS 66202 and 782 N. Ridgeview Rd, Olathe, KS 66061. Johnson County does not process IRP (International Registration Plan) registrations.  To determine IRP qualification, please visit www.ksrevenue.org/dovirp.htm or contact the state of Kansas IRP office at 785-296-3621, option 2, then option 2.  For a complete list of IRP offices in the State of Kansas, please visit www.ksrevenue.org/dovcmvlocations.html.  For all other information regarding commercial vehicles, please visit www.ksrevenue.org/dovcmv.html.

Instructions for Titling Commercial Vehicles

Required Documents:
 
New Vehicles

  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO)
  • Valid proof of insurance
  • Sales tax receipt or bill of sale, if sales tax exempt provide sales tax exemption number
  • Commercial Title Application, TR-212a
  • If you are using another establishment's safety USDOT number we will need:
    • Lease Agreement
    • Non-Motor Carrier Form
  • If the gross weight of the vehicle is more than 54,000 pounds we will need a stamped copy of your 2290, Schedule of Heavy Highway Vehicles
  • KS Application Schedule C: https://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/mcs66.pdf. This application is required for CMV applications.

 Used Vehicles

  • Title
  • Valid proof of insurance
  • Sales tax receipt or bill of sale, if sales tax exempt provide sales tax exemption number
  • Lien release from previous owner’s lien holder if not released on the title
  • Out of state titles must have MVE-1 VIN (vehicle identification number) verification.
  • Commercial Title Application, TR-212a
  • If you are using another establishments safety USDOT number we will need;
    • Lease Agreement
    • Non-Motor Carrier Form
  • If the gross weight of the vehicle is more than 54,000 pounds we will need a stamped copy of your 2290, Schedule of Heavy Highway Vehicles.
  • KS Application Schedule C: https://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/mcs66.pdf. This application is required for CMV applications.

 Work is processed first come first serve. Once your work is processed, a Johnson County Motor Vehicle Specialist will email your invoice to the email address on file.

Acceptable forms of payment:
Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, OR Discover
(credit cards will have a 2.6% service fee with a minimum of $3.00)

For further questions please contact Johnson County Motor Vehicle at 913-826-1800 or by email at [email protected]

Renewal Instructions:

*Please note, Johnson County will no longer process commercial vehicle renewals through drop-off, mail, or email effective December 1, 2018.

Instructions for renewing your commercial registration(s) online can be found here at: https://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/cmvrenewal.pdf.

  • If you have purchased a new vehicle in a prior calendar year (for example 2018) it will need to be added to the current fleet before renewing. 
  • If the vehicle was purchased in the current calendar year (for example 2019) the fleet will need to be renewed before the vehicle can be added.

The Kansas Commercial Vehicle Registration System (KCoVRS) can be found at: https://cmvo.irp.kdor.ks.gov/KSEnterprise/Login.aspx.

If you prefer to renew your Commercial Motor Vehicle in-person, a list of full service offices can be found at: www.ksrevenue.org/dovcmvlocations-table.html.

 

 

  • The customer information form below can be used to submit your listing of vehicles due for renewal.
  • Upon receipt of this file, your renewals will be processed and an invoice will be created with the balance due. You will be notified when the renewal paperwork is ready to be picked up.
  • All work for independent dealers, franchises, fleets, and rental car companies should be dropped off and/or picked up from 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1500, Olathe, KS.
  • All fields are required.
  • A sample of the format required is available here.

Customer Information

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