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Drivers in the Military in Kansas

Kansas has several large and active military installations.

Non-resident Active Duty Personnel in Kansas

If you are active duty military on assignment in Kansas, you and your dependents are not required to change your driver's licenses or motor vehicle registrations over to Kansas and away from your home of record. As long as you are on active duty, you will not be considered Kansas residents in matters related to motor vehicle driver's licenses or vehicle registrations.

Kansas Resident Active Duty Military Personnel

If you are a resident of Kansas and are on active duty in the military outside of Kansas, you may renew your driver's license by mail. Download the applicable Kansas Renewal, Extension or Replacement form, complete the applicable entries and send it, along with a renewal fee and a copy of your military ID card to:

  • Driver's Licensing
  • Docking State Office Building
  • P.O. Box 2188
  • Topeka, KS 66601

Driver's License Renewals, Kansas Resident Military Dependents

If you are the dependent of an active duty member of the military, and need to renew your Kansas driver's license while stationed out of state, you will need to download and print the appropriate Kansas Renewal, Extension or Replacement form, complete the applicable sections, and mail it, along with a copy of your military dependent ID card to:

  • Driver's Licensing
  • Docking State Office Building
  • P.O. Box 2188
  • Topeka, KS 66601

Motor Vehicle Registrations, Kansas Resident Active Duty and Dependents

If you are stationed outside of Kansas and need to renew your vehicle's registration, you may renew online.

You may not required to pay the property tax on a vehicle registration as long as the active duty member's name is listed on the title.

Specialty License Plates for Military

Kansas has a number of specialty license plates for active and retired military personnel. Here is a list of the plates currently available:

  • Purple Heart
  • Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Disabled Veterans
  • Prisoner of War
  • Kansas National Guard
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Veterans

If you would like to order special military license plates for your vehicle, visit the Kansas County Treasurer's Association website for further information.

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