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Tag Renewal Information

Renewing motor vehicles tags in Douglas County, Kansas.

The Treasurer’s office South location is now open to walk-in customers.  Visit Qless to get in line at our Downtown or South location, please wait in your vehicle until you receive a text that a clerk is ready.

The Downtown office is at 1100 Massachusetts St and South location is at 2000 W 31st St.

To renew in person , you will need:

  • One of the following:
    • Renewal form sent out by State of Kansas (if you did not receive your renewal notice you can print it off at http://mvs.dmv.kdor.ks.gov/PrintRenewals/.)
    • Current Kansas registration receipt
    • Tag number
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Proof of liability insurance from insurance provider. Proof must contain insurance company name, policy number, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), year and make of vehicle, effective date and expiration date.
  • Payment:
    • Cash
    • Checks accepted with picture ID (driver's license)
    • All major credit/debit cards, a processing fee will apply
  • Get in line at motor vehicles

PLEASE MAKE A PACKET THAT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Renewal notice (If you do not have your renewal notice, you can reprint it at http://mvs.dmv.kdor.ks.gov/PrintRenewals/ )
    OR
    Renewal worksheet
    OR
    ---You may handwrite the information on the renewal worksheet on a separate paper if you do not have access to a printer----
     
  2. Include copy of insurance for each vehicle
     
  3. Payment option (Check, cashier’s check or money order made payable to Douglas County Treasurer. If wanting to pay by card, please fill out this card authorization form and include in your packet)
    1. Mail your packet to:
      PO Box 884
      Lawrence KS 66044
    2. Leave in the drop box in one of our two locations:
      2000 31st St (silver box in corner of parking lot)
      1100 Massachusetts (red box in small hour lot next to the old courthouse)

Your sticker will be mailed to you. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.

  1. Follow instructions on website
     
  2. If IKAN says you are not eligible to renew online and to contact county treasurer, please see Renewal FAQ below

***If you do not have your renewal notice and need a PIN to renew online, you can reprint it at http://mvs.dmv.kdor.ks.gov/PrintRenewals/ ***

Your sticker will be mailed to you. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.

NOTE: YOU ARE INELEIGIBLE TO RENEW ONLINE AND WILL NEED TO RENEW BY MAIL OR DROP BOX IF:

  1. YOU HAVE MOVED DURING YOUR REGISTRATION PERIOD (PLEASE SEE RENEWAL FAQ)
  2. IF YOUR PLATE HAS EXPIRED (PLEASE SEE RENEWAL FAQ)
  3. YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY DID NOT SUBMIT YOUR POLICY INFORMATION TO THE STATE OR THE VEHICLE DOES NOT HAVE INSURANCE (FOR EXAMPLE TRAILERS THAT DO NOT HAVE THEIR OWN POLICY)
  4. YOU HAVE A PERSONALIZED PLATE AND NEED TO REORDER IN THE NEW 2020 SERIES (SEE RENEWAL FAQ)

WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE MOVED BUT MY NEW ADDRESS AND OLD ADDRESS ARE WITHIN DOUGLAS COUNTY?
Please follow the instructions for renewing by mail or drop box. Please make obvious note of your new address.

WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE MOVED TO DOUGLAS COUNTY FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTY?
Visit our Downtown or South office to get vehicle tags renewed in person

WHAT DO I DO IF MY PLATE IS EXPIRED AND I AM UNABLE TO RENEW ONLINE?
If your plate expired after Jan 1 2020 please get in line at our Downtown or South location to renew in person. 

WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A PERSONALIZED PLATE IN THE SUNFLOWER SERIES?
The 2015 personalized plate cycle has ended. All 2015 personalized plates need to be reordered in the 2020 design or switched to a standard plate. The 2020 design looks like this

If you would like to reorder your lettering in the 2020 design please print out https://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/tr715.pdf Please fill out and sign. Please follow the instructions for renewing by mail or drop box and include an additional $45.50 in your total. If you do not wish to reorder, please follow the instructions to renew by mail or drop box and include a note that says you do not want to reorder in the new design and would like to switch to a standard plate

Alpha By NameEarliest Renewal DateExpire
A1-152-28
B2-153-31
C, D3-154-30
E, F, G4-155-31
H, I5-156-30
J, K, L6-157-31
M, N, O7-158-31
P, Q, R8-159-30
S9-1510-31
T, V, W10-1511-30
U, X, Y, Z11-1512-31

 

Non-RV trailers and trucks with a gross weight of 16,000 pounds or more renew from Jan 2nd through last day of Feb. Enforcement date is March 1st.