a new vehicle
Application for a title must originate in the office of the
local County Treasurer.The local County Treasurer is determined
by where the vehicle is garaged. Military or full-time college
students may register at their legal residence or their stationed
A vehicle must be registered within 30 days from date
Documents required are:
assigned Statement of Origin (notarization is no longer
required in KS.)
2. Kansas sales tax receipt is required when purchased from
a Kansas dealer and an invoice when purchased from an out-of-state
3. Kansas liability proof of active insurance
4. Driver's License
5. Transfer of Death (TOD) party’s name and address
if desired on title.
State of Kansas now holds, in electronic format, any title
that has a lien attached until the lien is paid off.
Transfer of License Plates
The new vehicle must be registered in the same name as the
old vehicle. Names allowed to be added are: parents, spouse
and legal age child. Any other name being added requires
the purchase of new plates; old plates may be surrendered
to the local County Treasurer for a refund. A refund
is determined by the remaining full months of a registration,
only on the property tax and totaling more than $5. Should
you have questions concerning a refund, call your local County
Treasurer. For inquiries with the Ellis County Treasurer call
785-628-9465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The original vehicle must be disposed of and the registration
or license plate number from said vehicle must be presented.
Also required is the name of the purchaser of the original