About Replacing Car Registration in Kansas
A damaged, stolen or lost car registration can cause more problems than you might realize. Failing to replace your damaged or lost vehicle registration can result in receiving a citation for driving without proper credentials. The Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) requires you to visit a local county tag office in person to get a replacement registration.
The DOR also requires payment of a small duplicate registration fee to get a new copy of your registration card, stickers or license plates. Download our free step-by-step guide for detailed instructions on getting a replacement registration quickly.
Replacing a Lost Car Registration in Kansas in Person
If you need to replace car registration documents in Kansas, you must do so in person. Visit your local county tag office and bring:
- A recent copy of registration, if you have it.
- Vehicle identification number (VIN).
- License plate number.
- Proof of identity.
- Proof of auto insurance.
If your DMV copy of registration is damaged so that portions of it cannot be read, or you have a damaged or faded license plate, you should turn them in to the county tag agent.
The fees for an auto registration replacement may vary depending on which items you need to replace. If it is close to the end of your current registration period, you may complete an early car registration renewal instead of paying to have a replacement car registration for a short time.
Make sure to bring payment for the duplicate car registration fees. Most county tag offices accept payment by credit card, personal check, money order or cash. Since acceptable forms of payment may vary by location, call before heading to your local county tag office.
Many motorists wonder, “Can you print your car registration online?” Unfortunately, the KS DOR does not offer an online method for replacing a lost registration or for ordering replacement registration documents, stickers or plates.
Do I need a police report for a stolen copy of registration?
If you need a duplicate registration because your license plate or registration paperwork was stolen, the KS County Treasurer’s Association requires you to file a police report with your local police or sheriff.
Having documentation of the theft can protect you if your documents are used in a fraudulent manner. Bring the police report, tag number and proof of insurance to your county treasurer’s office to replace the stolen items.
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