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Kansas License Plate Lookup

If you are planning to purchase a car in Kansas, you may use the Kansas License Plate Lookup feature to learn more about the vehicle. You can, thus, find the information about the vehicle, its condition, the data when it was produced, how many accidents it has had, etc. But, you cannot see the previous owners of your car because it is considered personal data.

But before you can get a license plate in Kansas, you should register your car. The registration process is done by the Kansas Department of Revenue. The next requirement is your proof of identity and the checks of the payments. The fees are generally different from place to place.

The article will instruct you on how to do a license plate lookup, register your license, renew your Kansas license plate, etc.

Kansas License Plate Lookup

In Kansas, you can use License Plate Lookup services to find out the whole information about the vehicle you want to buy. You can do a license plate lookup either by visiting your local county’s office or online. Doing a license plate lookup will enable you to learn all there is to know about your vehicle. whether there have been any accidents or natural catastrophes.

Doing a license plate lookup online is quite an easy process. You will just need to open the website and enter your license plate number. After you will get access to the data about the vehicle.

Typically, Kansas License Plate Lookup may assist you to obtain the following information

  • The title of the vehicle
  • The history of the vehicle: what had happened to it previously, what accidents had occurred, and so on
  • Where that vehicle was manufactured, when it was manufactured, and in what condition it is currently
  • How many times the vehicle had been repaired

In reality, you won’t be able to obtain information on the vehicle’s past owners because it is personal information. The license lookup service is typically free. You can use the service as many times as you need.

Any customized plate will cost $45.50. You need to pay the fee whenever you submit your application for a license plate. You don’t need to pay the license plate fee every year. In Kansas, the license plate fee of $45.50 is valid for five years. However, you may need to make the payment a bit earlier when you for example need to replace it.

Kansas License Plate Types

In reality, Kansas issues a variety of licenses, including

  • Military License Plates
  • Veteran License Plates
  • Collegiate License Plates
  • Personalized Plates, and so on.

Kansas Personalized License Plate

A Kansas Personalized License Plate can include up to 7 characters, numerals, and/or spaces for automobiles or trucks. However, you can use up to 5 letters. In fact, you cannot also use any symbols.

The Kansas Personalized license plates are valid for 5 years.  When you apply for a license plate, the Kansas Secretary of State must approve your combination. It cannot have a gap between the characters. Moreover, the letters must be uppercase.

In Kansas, you can also apply for a Disabled License Plate. The only difference is you are going to use up to 5 characters.

Steps to obtain a personalized license plate in Kansas are the following:

  • First of all, you need to contact your local office of treasure’s motor vehicle and apply for a plate. On the application day, you should also take the complete application form with you.
  • Secondly, you may need to pay the fees to submit your application.
  • You should take into account the regulations of using any combination of characters and numbers. Kansas State doesn’t allow you to use irreligious, vulgar, or indecent combinations.

Finally, when you have submitted all these steps you will need to wait up to 30 working days to get your license plate.

The fee for your Personalized License Plate is $45.50. You need to pay it the first time you apply. Then you must make the payment every 5 years.

A Personalized License Plate costs 47 dollars including title and registration fees.

The Department of Revenue may reject personalized plates for one or more reasons, check our Kansas banned license plates page for more details.

Kansas Veteran License Plate

The Kansas Veteran License Plate is available to any honorably discharged military worker who had served at least 180 days. The applicant must also be a Kansas Resident.

In order to get your veteran license plate, you need to meet the following criteria.

  • You need to show the DD214 form as proof of your service.
  • Another requirement is to be discharged from the United States military
  • Or you need to be retired from the military service.

Military personnel who are presently on active service may also apply for a Kansas license plate.

Kansas also has a special option for disabled veterans. The Disabled Veteran License Plate is issued to the people who are disabled for 50% or more. In order to apply for a disabled veteran license plate, you must submit a TR-103 Application. After, you will need to apply again every three years.

You don’t need to make any payments for a Veteran License Plate. But you may need additional fees for any tags or characters.

Getting Your License Plate In Kansas

Before applying for a Kansas license plate, you must first register your vehicle with the Kansas county office. Whenever you buy a vehicle you will need to take the documents to your local county office within 60 days. If you provide the documents later than required you may face additional payments or penalties.

When you apply for a license plate, first, you will get a temporary license plate. You will need two plates to attach to your vehicle. One must be on the front side and one on the backside.

In order to apply for a license plate in Kansas, you will need to take the following steps:

  • First, you must register your vehicle and provide a complete application form.
  • Secondly, you must provide your vehicle’s title and the documents signed by the previous owner.
  • If you have bought the vehicle from another state, or your vehicle dates back to 1950 or before, you need to have your car inspected.
  • You will as well need the current insurance.
  • Finally, you need to provide the checks of your payments.

In most cases, you may transfer your license plate to a new vehicle. However, the owner of the license plate cannot be changed. If you no longer require the license plate, you may relinquish it.

The Electronic Registration and Titling System allow you to start your title application online. If you don’t want to apply online, you can submit your applications to a Secretary of State office by email or by visiting the office.

License Plate Renewal

You need to register your vehicle every year and show a tag or plate, as well as the accompanying decals. If your license plate is about to expire, you should apply for a license plate renewal. It is really simple and convenient in Kansas. It is really simple and convenient in Kansas. You will get a reminder 30 days before the expiration date.

  • First, you will need to submit proper evidence of insurance and documents that you have registered your vehicle in Kansas.
  • Secondly, you must provide a valid Kansas Driver License and SSN if you have any.
  • Finally, you will need to make payments.

You will need these documents also when you mail them or if you are visiting the office to renew your license plate. Actually, can also provide copies of your documents. Then, you will need as well to have valid insurance in Kansas. The insurance documents must include your full name, the VIN number, description of your vehicle, the date of expiration, etc.

Registration fees might range from $39 to $49 per year (based on the number of months before you renew your vehicle license plate.

The title renewal cost is $10. You may also need extra payments by the Kansas Highway Patrol if your vehicle has been titled in another state. The Patrol will inspect your car before the renewal.

Kansas License Plate Replacement

If you have lost your Kansas license plate or have damaged it, you can apply to replace your license. You don’t need to return your plates that have been damaged or lost to the state. To obtain a new or duplicate automobile registration plate, you must fill out a Custom Plate and Decal Application form. After, you will need to take the completed form to the County Clerk’s office in your area. You will also need appropriate proof of identity and documents of your vehicle.

In fact, every Kansas license plate must include a vehicle sticker. The license plates have the month and year of the sticker’s expiration date on them. If your license decals are missing, you can apply for a replacement of your vehicle registration. You only need to fill out the application form and wait.

If you have damaged your registration or someone has stolen it, you will need to pass through a bit difficult replacement process. Actually, you will need to visit the local office and provide all the information and documents. The whole process may take several days as you need to show proof of identity, the details of your vehicle, and finally, fill out a new application form.

Amalik B

Amalik is a junior content writer. She has graduated from YSU as a pedagogy philologist of the French language. During a year of her experience as a content writer, Amalik has written content for several websites and took part in some social media campaigns. Since 2017, she has been a volunteer in PAVU being an interpreter in various events. Nowadays she is also volunteering in Children of Regions, and in the frames of some projects teaches English and French.