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Motor Vehicle
General Information
The license plates in Kansas expire based on the first letter in the last name of the person on the title. Renewals on vehicles 16,000 pounds or more and trailers (excluding travel trailers) will be issued beginning February 1. The following chart displays the first letter of last name and month due:
Last Name Begins With: Tag Expires At Midnight On:
A February 28 (or 29)
B March 31
C-D April 30
E-F-G May 31
H-I June 30
J-K-L July 31
M-N-O August 31
P-Q-R September 30
S October 31
T-V-W November 30
U-X-Y-Z December 31

Vehicle Registration
Kansas plates and registration are renewed annually. There is no grace period on plate expiration. To renew you will need the following:
  • Prior registration, renewal notice, plate number, VIN# of the vehicle 
  • Proof of current insurance. It is a state law that if you do not show current proof of insurance, you will not receive a tag.

Purchase From A Dealer
To register a vehicle purchased from a dealer, you will need:
  • Title in purchasers name
  • Proof of current insurance
  • Sales tax receipt
  • Everything stapled to the title

Purchase From Private Party
To register a privately purchased vehicle, you will need:
  • Title to the vehicle you have purchased
  • Bill of Sale
  • If the title is an out of state title, a VIN inspection must be completed before we can give you a tag
  • Proof of current insurance

Temporary Registration (60 Day Permit)
  • Proof of current insurance
  • Title to the vehicle you are tagging


Harper County, KS
201 N. Jennings Ave.
Anthony, KS  67003
Ph: 1-877-537-2110