New License Plates Will be Mailed

From the Unified Government

The Unified Government’s Department of Motor Vehicle and Auto Licensing wants to inform residents about a new Digital License Plate Production (DLPP) process implemented by the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Beginning August 15, 2018, all license plates will be printed and mailed to Kansas residents from the Kansas Department of Revenue. This means the county treasurer’s office will no longer issue embossed plates at your local Motor Vehicle divisions in Wyandotte County.


·     710 N. 7th St, Suite 240 Kansas City, KS

·     8200 State Ave. Kansas City, KS

Remember, you still need to visit the motor vehicle office in your county to register your vehicle or request a specialty or personalized plate. The new DLPP will look similar to the current plates, but will have a different appearance than the old embossed version.

The license plates are created using a digital printer that prints letters and numbers on a background, then bonds the background material to the metal plate. This print on demand process produces a license plate that is flat rather than with raised (embossed) letters and numbers.

Additional Information:

·     License plates are included in the registration fees, so there will not be an increase in fees to the customer.

·     Existing license plates will not be replaced.

·     Those who register a new vehicle without transferring a plate, or those who change from standard to specialty or personalized plates or vice versa on or after August 1, 2018 will receive the new digitally produced plate.

·     Embossed plates with current registration decals remain valid and do not have to be replaced.

Once again, just like in the current system, you will need to visit the county treasurer motor vehicle office in your county to register your vehicle or request a specialty or personalized plate. County staff will process your registration and order your plate. The license plate will be produced and mailed to you at your mailing address.

You should have your permanent license plate within 10 days of the date it is ordered. You may provide an e-mail address and/or a mobile phone number to receive a notification when your plate is ordered and when your plate is shipped. Notification that your plate has shipped will contain a tracking number with a link to a website, so you can track the plate and know when it will be delivered.

If you have questions regarding this change, please contact the Department of Revenue at (785)-296-3621. Please do not call the Treasurer's Office.