FAQ

What to bring for my new vehicle?

If bought in KS: title, sales tax receipt or bill of sale, documents from dealership, previous plate registration if transferred, insurance and payment.

If bought out of state: title, inspection document from sheriff’s office or highway patrol, bill of sale, documents from dealership, previous plate registration if transferred, insurance and payment.

Note: Bring your title and your vehicle to the vin inspection.


Antique vehicles?

Antique vehicles must be 35 years or older. Antiques will have a permanent registration that will be paid once when you come in and register it. These will not appear on the renewal forms you get when it's time to renew. You will receive a statement in November for the property tax. Vehicles 1981 and older will be charged $17 for property and 1982 and newer will be $29.

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Where do I get my Vin Inspection?

Dickinson County Sheriff's Department can do inspections for vehicles that have a clean out of state title Monday thru Friday. They can not do inspections on titles that have a antique, non-highway, salvage or rebuilt salvage titles.

A Highway Patrol Officer comes on Wednesdays between 9:30-11 and can inspect vehicles that have an out of state title, a non-highway, rebuilt salvage, salvage title, and an antique title. They are parked in the west parking lot on Texas St and Buckeye.

Note: Bring your title and your vehicle to the vin inspection.


When are property taxes due?

Real estate and property taxes such as trailers, etc. are broken into halves. First half or all is due December 20th. Second half is due May 10th. If late, interest and fees will be added daily.

Taxes for your vehicles are paid when you renew your registration.


I lost my title. What do I do?

If your vehicle has a lien on it and it shows in the system then it is held electronically with the state. A title with a lien cannot be released until a lien release is processed at your county office. Those who don’t have a lien, a duplicate title form (TR-720B) can be filled out and sent to your county office for $10. 

Do I get a refund for my current plate?

If you have moved out of state and your plates are still valid then you can mail your plate, KS registration, copy of out of state registration, copy of out of state driver’s license, and your social.

If still in Kansas than bring in your plate with current KS registration.


Do I tag my boat?

The county clerk can register your boat. If you are wanting to tag the trailer then you will need to bring in a title and bill of sale, along with the insurance of the trailer or towing vehicle, if trailer is over 2000Ibs loaded (optional if under).