Plate Renewal Info


Plate Renewal Info

Options for renewing vehicle tag registration in Douglas County, Kansas.

Renew Online at iKan

Go to iKan

  1. Follow instructions on website
  2. If iKan says you are not eligible to renew online and to contact county treasurer, please see Renewal FAQ below

— If you do not have your renewal notice and need a PIN to renew online, you can reprint or download it at —

Your sticker will be mailed to you. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.


  1. You have moved during your registration period (please see Renewal FAQ)
  2. If your plate has expired (please see Renewal FAQ)
  3. Your insurance company did not submit your policy information to the state, or the vehicle does not have insurance (for example trailers that do not have their own policy)
  4. You have a personalized plate and need to reorder in the new 2020 series (see Renewal FAQ)


Renew In Person — Downtown or South location

The Treasurer’s office Downtown and South location is now open to walk-in customers. 

The Downtown office is at 1100 Massachusetts St. and South location is at 2000 W 31st St.

To renew in person, you will need:

  • One of the following:
    • Renewal form sent out by State of Kansas (if you did not receive your renewal notice you can print it off at
    • Current Kansas registration receipt
    • Tag number
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Proof of liability insurance from insurance provider. Proof must contain insurance company name, policy number, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), year and make of vehicle, effective date and expiration date.
  • Payment:
    • Cash
    • Checks accepted with picture ID (driver's license)
    • All major credit/debit cards, a processing fee will apply


Renew By Mail Or Drop Box


  1. Renewal notice (If you do not have your renewal notice, you can reprint it at
    Renewal worksheet
    — You may handwrite the information on the renewal worksheet on a separate paper if you do not have access to a printer —
  2. Include copy of insurance for each vehicle
  3. Payment option (Check, cashier’s check or money order made payable to Douglas County Treasurer. If wanting to pay by card, please fill out the Credit Card Authorization Form (PDF) and include in your packet)
    1. Mail your packet to:
      PO Box 884
      Lawrence KS 66044
    2. Leave in the drop box in one of our two locations:
      2000 W 31st St (silver box in corner of parking lot)
      1100 Massachusetts St (red box in small hour lot next to the old courthouse)

Your sticker will be mailed to you. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.


Renewal FAQ

Please follow the instructions for renewing by mail or drop box. Please make obvious note of your new address.

Visit our Downtown or South office to get vehicle tags renewed in person. 

If your plate has expired, please visit our Downtown or South Office to get vehicle tags renewed in person. 

The 2015 personalized plate cycle has ended. All 2015 personalized plates need to be reordered in the 2020 design or switched to a standard plate. The 2020 design looks like this:

Kansas 2020 Personalized Plate Design

If you would like to reorder your lettering in the 2020 design, please fill out and sign the Personalized Plate Application (PDF). Then follow the instructions for renewing by mail or drop box and include an additional $45.50 in your total. If you do not wish to reorder, please follow the instructions to renew by mail or drop box and include a note that says you do not want to reorder in the new design and would like to switch to a standard plate.

Vehicle Tag Renewal Dates

Alpha By NameEarliest Renewal DateExpire
C, D3-154-30
E, F, G4-155-31
H, I5-156-30
J, K, L6-157-31
M, N, O7-158-31
P, Q, R8-159-30
T, V, W10-1511-30
U, X, Y, Z11-1512-31


Non-RV trailers and trucks with a gross weight of 16,000 pounds or more renew from Jan 2nd through last day of Feb. Enforcement date is March 1st.