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The next Tax Foreclosure Sale will be on July 16, 2024 at 10 a.m.

Motor Vehicle & Taxes

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South Satellite Office


The Treasurer's Office provides services related to Motor Vehicles and Taxes for Douglas County, Kansas.

The Treasurer’s Office's downtown and South Lawrence location are open to walk-in public traffic. 

Please Note: There is a $3.00 fee per motor vehicle transaction at all locations. This does not apply to tax payments. All offices accept credit cards, there is a service fee of 2.35%.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, never deliver or accept a title that is not completely and properly assigned. It is a violation of Kansas law to fail to show complete chain of ownership of the title.

Partial payments can be made on Real Estate tax at any time, unless the property is in a tax foreclosure sale.  Partial payment on real estate property does not make you ineligible for a tax foreclosure sale.Personal Property taxes are due in… Read More

No, for a City of Lawrence ticket, you need to contact the Lawrence Municipal Court at 1 Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence KS 66044 or 785-832-6190. If the ticket was issued by the Kansas Highway Patrol or Douglas County Sheriff's office (look at the… Read More

Yes, HOWEVER, you will need required documents in order to register the vehicle if your name is not on the title. 1. Have the purchaser sign the back of the title where it says Buyer Signature/Purchaser Signature. Print off a TR-212a and have the… Read More

No, you need to contact the Douglas County Clerk's Office at 785-832-5147.

Your Kansas title will be mailed to you if there is not a lien against the vehicle. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. If there is a lien, the title will not be printed until the lien is paid off and a lien release has been submitted with the… Read More
Adam Rains

Adam has worked for Douglas County since 2013 and enjoys providing service to his community.  He completed the Certified Public Manager Program through the University of Kansas in 2015, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Management from Ottawa University in 2018. In May 2020, he completed his Master of Public Administration degree from The University of Kansas.  

Adam holds a Level-2 certification through the Kansas County Treasurers Association (KCTA). He is also an active member of the Kansas Government Financial Officers Association (KSGFOA). 

Douglas County Courthouse

1100 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

County Courthouse

Satellite Locations

Treasurer's South Office
South Iowa Satellite Office

2000 W. 31st St.
Lawrence, KS 66046
United States

Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm  |  Drop Box Available


Treasurer's Baldwin Office
Baldwin City Satellite Office

112 North 8th St.
Inside Baldwin City Market
Baldwin City, KS 66006
United States

Open one week a month  |  See schedule & hours