Replacing a Lost Registration in Kansas

Kansas law requires you to keep your vehicle registration certificate in your car, and to display your license plate and validation decal on your vehicle. If you’ve lost or damaged these items, replace them as quickly as possible through the Kansas Division of Vehicles (DOV).

Fortunately, the process for each is quick and easy, and can be done at your county treasurer’s office.

Do you know your VIN?

You'll need your vehicle identification number (VIN) to replace your registration. You can find your VIN on your:

  • Title.
  • Driver’s door jamb.
  • Dashboard near the driver’s side windshield.

Duplicate Registration in Kansas

If you need a replacement KS vehicle registration, apply for one in person at your county treasurer’s office.

Be prepared to provide your:

  • Plate number.
  • Proof of:
    • Identity.
    • Auto insurance.
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Payment for the $1 duplicate registration fee.

If you have any questions, please contact your local county treasurer’s office or call (785) 296-3621 to speak to the Titles and Registrations department.

Replacement Plates & Decals in KS

If your Kansas license plates and/or decals are missing or damaged, you can request replacements in person at your county treasurer’s office.

If your plate is lost or stolen, you’ll need to report the loss or theft to law enforcement BEFORE applying for a replacement. Bring the Law Enforcement Affidavit for Lost or Stolen Vehicle Registration (Form TR-109) to your local police station to have them complete and sign the form.

Once you’re ready, visit your county treasurer’s office and provide your:

Duplicate Registration Fees in KS

Here’s a list of costs associated with replacing vehicle registrations, plates, and decals in Kansas:

  • Duplicate registration: $1.
  • Replacement license plate: $2.
  • Replacement plate sticker: $0.50.


Custom Plate order and Lost, Stolen, Replacement, Exchange Plate and/or Decal Application
Department of Revenue application for replacement of stolen or lost Kansas license plates, transfer of license plates, AND/OR request for specialty license plates.
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