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Renewal of License Plates Registration
Executive Order 20-55, signed by Governor Kelly, states that Kansas residents who have
purchased a new or used vehicle on or after January 1, 2020 through May 31, 2020, will
have an extended time period to title and register their vehicle. Temporary permits are
extended for these purposes. Please refer to the chart below for the timeline. 

When did you                        **Register by this date**
purchase your vehicle?*********to avoid penalties***Final day to register
Jan 1, 2020-Jan 31, 2020*********08-31-20***********Monday, August 31
Feb 1, 2020-Feb 29, 2020********09-30-20***********Wednesday, Sep 30
Mar 1, 2020-Mar 31, 2020********10-31-20***********Friday, Oct 30****31st is a Saturday
Apr 1, 2020-Apr 30, 2020*********11-30-20***********Monday, November 30
May 1, 2020-May 31, 2020*******12-31-20***********Wednesday, Dec 30****MV Office is
                                                                                                         closed in preparation
                                                                                                            for Annual Audit on
                                                                                                                      December 31.

Vehicle registration renewals from March 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020
must be renewed by Friday, November 13, 2020.

Registration renewals beginning July 1, 2020 and going forward MUST be
renewed within the regularly scheduled month.

Thank you for your patience during this covid craziness, it is greatly appreciated! Wearing a mask helps me protect you, and you protect me.

We are now open to the general public and have resumed our normal hours of 8am-4:30pm, we take rotating lunches so that we can help
you during lunch hours.
We strongly encourage everyone that has transactions that can be handled through the mail to do so! This
will really help to keep the Motor Vehicle office and hallway compliant with social distancing and will help to keep employees
& patrons healthy, safe & feeling secure in their surroundings! 
Thank you! 

Our phone number is 785-229-3455.
Our email address is:  
Our fax number is 785-229-3461.

Renewal of regular vehicle Registrations and Antique registration renewals:
In addition to being able to renew your registrations in the Motor Vehicle Office you can also choose from 3 methods that do not require you to visit the office. If you have no changes in name, address or vehicle you can mail in your renewal, deposit your renewal paperwork in
the County drop box or you can process them online as an e-tag. It is strongly encouraged
that this practice continue after we are open to the general public.

Our mailing address is: 315 S Main St, Room 107, Ottawa KS 66067-2335.

The County drop box is located on the front lawn on Main Street; it is stainless steel and is
on a pedestal.

If you are using the mail or the drop box option please include a copy of your insurance card, your phone number on at least one of the documents, and your renewal form from the State of Kansas. Obviously do not put cash in the mail or the drop box, only checks or money orders!

Online e-tag instructions are on your renewal.

So, please bear with us during this time, if we are not answering phone calls, we are doing all the behind the scenes work that the public never sees. We are taking care of lien releases, approving title work, antique tag renewals, handicap placards, commercial vehicle registrations, fleet registrations, processing mail, drop box items and e-tags. (You may do your e-tags online through the State of Kansas & the iKan payment system, but we are the ones who actually process and mail them to you!)

Stay tuned for any changes! If you have not found the information that you need here please call 785-229-3455 or email us at:

Thank you for your patience, and be sure to check out the Franklin County Government page on Facebook, changes and updates are posted there regularly!

Please don’t put off renewing your registration(s) till the last week/day! 
                                                                                                                     THANK YOU!!!

 Special plates may require an additional form.  Such as: disabled plates require a Recertification form every three years, Educational Institute plates and Children's Trust plates require paid receipt letter from the institution every year, and National Guard plates require the signed form from their Commanding Officer certifying assignment in National Guard or a copy of the individual's Armed Forces identification card every year and Fire Fighters require signed form from the Chief each year.

Print your Vehicle Renewal

Last names beginning with __ register in month ___ as follows:

                      February 28 (or 29)

                              C - D
                            April 30

                              H - I
                            June 30

                           M - N - O
                          August 31

                          October 31

                         U - X - Y - Z
                         December 31

                          March 31

                           E - F - G
                            May 31

                           J - K - L
                            July 31

                          P - Q - R
                       September 30

                          T - V - W
                        November 30