Office hours by transaction type:
*Motor Vehicle Transactions and Tax Payments: Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm
*Commercial Vehicle Transaction: Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, but please call before stopping by or for general questions ask for Mindy or Shelby
*Driver's License: Tuesday-Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm
Simple Kansas renewals, No CDL renewals
Every driver's license transaction requires proof of residency, such as a utility bill, bank statement, rental contracts
We only accept original documents, no photo copies
Birth Certificates and Marriage Certificates must be official, State issued documents
We cannot change your address if you are a registered offender, have a concealed carry permit, or a CDL
We cannot process applicant who have foreign documents
For information on Real ID, click on this brochure
Fees charged for Driver's License / ID Processing
Payment methods accepted in our office:
*Credit/Debit cards (customer pays 2.5% convenience fee)
Samples of the 2015 Personalized Plate Design
Each design series is valid for a 5 year period
You can check to see if a personalized plate is available by using the following link:https://www.kdor.ks.gov/Apps/MotorVehicles
Some frequently asked questions:
How do I change my driver's license and vehicle registration if I moved here from another State?
Our office cannot change your driver's license, you must go to a full service drivers license station. The closest to our county are Salina (785)-825-0321 and Great Bend (620)-793-9531. Please call them for information. Our office can change your vehicle registration for you. You will need to have your out of state title and call our Sheriff's Office to have a VIN inspection done on the vehicle. They will run the VIN and verify that the vehicle is not stolen. This inspection will cost $20. You can reach the Sheriff's Office at (785)-472-4416 to set up an appointment. Once your inspection is done, you will bring your out of state title, the pink copy of the VIN inspection and your current proof of insurance that shows the year and make of the vehicle and the VIN number. The card must be effective wneh you come in and show an expiration date. If you do not have your actual paper title due to a lienholder, bring your current out of state registration and proof of insurance into our office and we can do a courtesy registration for you.
Do you accept payment over the phone?
Sorry, we do not
Is there a grace period for renewing my drivers license and car tags?
Will I be charged additional sales tax even if I paid sales tax to the car dealership?
If the dealer is located in an area that has a lower sales tax rate than where you live, you will pay additional sales tax when you register your vehicle. For example, you buy a car in the City of Wichita. Wichita does not have a city sales tax, they will charge you the rate for Sedgwick County, which is 7.5%. Someone living in the City of Ellsworth would pay the difference in sales tax when they register the vehicle. Ellsworth City is 8.75%. On a $25,000 vehicle, the difference paid in our office would be $312.50 on top of the normal title, registration and property tax fees paid at that time.
Can I bring my plate in for a refund if it brakes down or if I just decide to park it?
No. In order to refund a plate you must dispose of the vehicle, signing the title over to another party. Once you refund a plate it cannot be undone. If you didn't actually dispose of the vehicle and want to tag it again later, you have to bring the title in and pay back to the day of the tag refund with penalties.
Can I make payments to your office for my property taxes?
Sorry, we are not set up for escrow.
I'm out of the State and/or Country and my license is due for renewal or lost. What can I do?
The State of Kansas has the following forms for such incedences :
Online Payment of Property Taxes
Through a partnership with Kansas.gov and the Kansas County Treasurers Association (KCTA) , the Ellsworth County Treasurers Office offers citizens the ability for online payment of property taxes. Citizens can go to www.Kansas.gov/propertytax and select (Ellsworth County). Simply follow the instructions on the screen. Two payment options, credit card or electronic check are available. This service allows for 24 x 7 secure payment access from any internet connection.
The Kansas Department of Revenue has a new smart phone app that has a lot of great information on it.
With this app, you can:
Find a DL Office
Find a Treasurer's Office
Check the Status of your DL being mailed
Check to see if your vehicle insurance is on the State's System
Take Practice Driving Exams
Download Driving Handbooks
Online Address Change
Order your Driving Record
Check the Status of a Suspended DL
To get the App, go to http://ksrevenue.org/mobileapp.html or look for Kansas Vehicle Connect in your App Store.
Access Kansas Official State Website
Drivers License Status Check
Kansas Vital Statistics
Reprint Vehicle Renewal Forms
Commercial Vehicle Resource
Organ Donation Info
Ignition Interlock Device Installation
License Plates Issued by the State of Kansas