*NOTE: If you owe delinquent property tax, you will be refused registration privileges until resolved.
Tag fees include personal property tax(determined by the state and dealer cost), which depreciates annually; sales tax of 9.25% ( in city), 8.25% ( outside city); if you have not already paid it; and a registration fee. You may pay by cash, money order, check, or debit/credit card (convenience fee applies).
TO REGISTER FOR A NEW, PREVIOUSLY UNTITLED VEHICLE(S):
Physical proof of insurance is required, such as a card issued by an insurance company, a policy of insurance, or a 30-day binder of insurance. The title or manufacturer's statement of origin, the odometer disclosure statement from the dealership, and sales tax receipt if purchased at a Kansas dealership. If purchased outside of Kansas, bring the title and a bill of sale or sales contract. With an out-of-state title, the vehicle will need to be inspected. If you bring the manufacturer's statement of origin for either an in-state or out-of-state purchase, no inspection is required.
IF PURCHASING A VEHICLE FROM AN INDIVIDUAL
From either within Kansas or out of state, you will need a notarized bill of sale (available through tag office or Sewardcountyks.org website) that lists the following:
Seller's name and address, printed
Buyer's name and address, printed
Year, make, and model of vehicle
Vehicle ID numbers
Release of lien (if lien is showing on the front of title)
Date of sale
and the actual paper title signed over to the new purchaser and proof of insurance ( Insurance Card or Digital )
TO REGISTER A USED AUTO, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE, MOTORIZED BICYCLE, ELECTRIC AUTOMOBILE, OR TRAILER WITH A KANSAS TITLE of more than 2,000 pounds gross weight, you will need the proof of insurance (except on motorized bicycles); a properly signed title which shows the new owners name; current mileage, a bill of sale (if older title w/o purchase price on back of title), a sales tax receipt ( if purchased from a Kansas dealer), and a release of lien ( if lien is showing on the front of the title).
IF TRANSFERRING A TAG
A car that has been sold, traded, totaled, or repossessed you will need the registration receipt from the previous vehicle (if you don't have one, a duplicate will be printed for $1 and the same name must be on the old and new title) to receive credit. If you transfer from a truck to a car, you must return the truck tag. Bring in the truck tag to swap with a new car tag (no extra cost). If you go from a car to a truck, you will use the same tag with additional stickers provided at the time of transaction. If the lien holder is holding your title, contact your lien holder for a front and back copy of the title to be faxed at the Liberal Police Department in Liberal. All tags must be transferred within 60 days of the sale and/or purchase date (after that a $1 per month on renewals and $3 per month on titles will be charged)
IF YOU MOVE FROM ANOTHER STATE YOU HAVE 90 DAYS FROM YOUR ARRIVAL DATE IN WHICH TO REGISTER YOUR CAR
Your vehicle will need a Kansas inspection (Inspection phone number 620.626.0141)
Proof of insurance and the title (faxed out-of-state title)
RENEWING VEHICLE REGISTRATION(S):
Physical proof of insurance is required, such as a card issued by insurance company, a policy of insurance, or a 30-day binder of insurance.
You will be asked for a Kansas Driver's License or Kansas ID (not required)
Old registration(s) or tag number(s) will be appreciated
To receive a prorated refund for a tag from a vehicle that was sold but not replaced by another one, bring the license plate, current registration receipt, name of the purchaser of the vehicle, if you don't have your registration a 50 cent fee will be charged for a duplicate registration. In addition, individuals must present their Social Security number. Businesses must give their federal ID number.
Kansas Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicle Title and Registration
915 SW Harrison
Topeka, KS 66626
On-Line Renewal System
www.kswebtags.org or telephone
Seward County Treasurer's Office
515 N Washington, Suite 102
Liberal, KS 67901
Motor Vehicle Inspections MVE-1
Liberal Police Department
325 N Washington Ave
Liberal, KS 67901
Motor Carrier Srvcs Bureau
Docking State Office Building
915 SW Harrison Rm 150
Topeka, KS 66612
fax 785.296.6548 or Weight Station East of Liberal 620.624.4431
Driver's License Dept (Seward County DMV)
615 N Kansas Ave
Liberal, KS 67901