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Motor Vehicle Department
Responsibilities

We offer many services to the public, most of which are listed below. 

The Motor Vehicle Department offers, but are not limited to, the following services
  • Renewing license plates
  • Titling newly purchased vehicles

The Motor Vehicle Department is NOT RESPONSIBLE for:
  • Issuing driver's licenses - This is the responsibility of a state office located at 225 S. Walnut St. in Ottawa, phone number 785-242-1276
  • Inspection of vehicles - This is the responsibility of KDOT located at 3182 Highway K-68 in Ottawa, 785.242.0063, Monday & Thursday Only, 9AM to Noon.



Motor Vehicle Resources
Calculate my Vehicle Property Tax
Renewal of License Plates Registration
Titling of New Vehicles
Titling of Used Vehicles
New Kansas Resident
Permits
Vehicle Property Tax Information System
Lost/Stolen Plates
Disabled Placard or Plates
Titles: duplicate, secured or removal of liens

Refunds
2014 Commercial Vehicle Brochure
Commercial Vehicle Letter
Special Plates

Do you have questions for the Motor Vehicle Department?

Has anyone gotten back to his or her “normal” yet? No, and neither
has anyone else! Our “new normal” during this covid circumstance has
made changes in how we can process your Motor Vehicle business.

We have had to split our staff into two shifts. We are distancing ourselves from the opposite shift so that if one of us becomes quarantined due to the corona virus then we will still be able to
have the other shift carry on all the processes for the Motor Vehicle Department so we can get your business taken care of. All of us quarantined for 14 days at the same time equals no one getting registrations, handicap placards, license plates, etc.

Because we are split up, that only leaves 2 of us at a time to answer numerous phone calls, do all the behind the scenes work that the public never sees, plus try to process 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!) At this time, we are only allowing renewals to be done in these three ways.

Currently, we are not open to the public. We are answering outrageous amounts of phone calls, and setting up appointments for Title work for those who purchased vehicles during this time.
There will be a time when we can see you in the office again, and we look forward to that, but right now, this is our new normal, and we have to make the best of it. If you have not found the information that you need here 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!