How to Get a Personalized License Plate in Kansas

Do you live in Kansas and want to stand out from all the other drivers in the state? You can when you affix a personalized license plate to your vehicle. You'll be able to drive through America's Heartland in unique style. The steps below outline how you can get a personalized license plate in Kansas.

Steps

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    Log on to the Kansas Department of Revenue website at www.ksrevenue.org.
    • Click on "Forms and Publications" in the left-hand column, then click on "Vehicle Forms."
    • Choose "Mail in Personalized Plate Application (TR-715PR)" to open the .pdf file.
    • Fill in the form online, or print a blank application and type or write required information.
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    Write your name, address and telephone number at the top of the application.
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    Supply your vehicle information. This includes year, make, style, current plate number and expiration date, vehicle type and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
    • Check the box beside your vehicle type. Choose from "Auto," "Truck" or "Motorcycle."
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    Enter 2 choices for your personalized license plate in the character boxes provided.
    • Do not place more than 1 character in a single box.
    • Leave a box blank to indicate a space, if applicable.
    • Submit choices in preference order, as you will be assigned the first available choice.
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    Print your name at the bottom of the application.
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    Sign and date the form directly below your printed name.
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    Mail or drop off the completed application and payment for the required fees to your county treasurer's office.
    • Make checks or money orders in the proper amount payable to your specific County Treasurer. The fee for personalized license plates in Kansas is $46 for cars and trucks and $45.50 for motorcycles or antique vehicles.
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    Affix one personalized license plate to the front of your vehicle and the second plate on the back of your vehicle.
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    Renew your personalized license plate every 5 years.
    • Note that there is no charge to renew a personalized license plate in Kansas. Only regular registration renewal fees apply.

Tips

  • Check for personalized license plate availability by logging onto the Kansas Department of Revenue website, clicking on "Your Vehicle," and then "Personalized Plate Lookup" under "Vehicle Registration."
  • Personalized license plates not renewed after 5 years will be made publicly available.
  • Each space counts as 1 character.
  • Personalized license plates for cars or trucks allow up to 7 letters, 7 numbers or a combination of 7 letters and numbers. Personalized plates for motorcycles use 5 letters, numbers or a combination. Disabled motorcycle plates use only 3 characters.
  • Applications for disabled personalized license plates must be accompanied by a Disabled Certification form signed by a physician or a copy of a Disabled identification card.
  • You can also obtain a personalized license plate application at a local county treasurer office.
  • The charge for a personalized license plate in Kansas is a one-time fee.

Warnings

  • Do not use profane or offensive language in your personalized license plate choices. Entries deemed offensive will be denied.
  • Do not use symbols or dashes when entering your personalized license plate choices.

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Categories: Personalized and Specialty License Plates