Kansas Antique Plates

Antique Auto Plate
Antique Motorcycle Plate

8-172. Antique vehicles; license plates, design, fees; model year license plates; requirements.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (c), license plates issued for antique vehicles shall be distinctive and shall contain the words "Kansas" and "antique" and there shall be no year date thereon. The numbering system shall consist of combinations of not more than seven letters of the alphabet or numerals or a combination of such letters and numerals. The combinations of such letters and numerals shall be at the direction of the director of vehicles, except that any person owning an antique vehicle, other than an antique motorcycle, may make application for a special combination of letters and numerals not exceeding seven. Antique motorcycle license plates shall be the same as other antique vehicle license plates, except the numbering system shall consist of not more than five letters of the alphabet or numerals or a combination of letters and numerals. Such application shall be made in a manner prescribed by the director of vehicles and shall be accompanied by a special combination fee of $40. Unless the combination of letters or numerals designated by the applicant have been assigned to another antique vehicle registered in this state, or unless the combination of letters or numerals designated by the applicant have a profane, vulgar, lewd or indecent meaning or connotation, as determined by the director, the division shall assign such combination of letters to the applicant's vehicle.
(b) In addition to the fees required under subsection (b) of K.S.A. 8-167, and amendments thereto, and subsection (a) or (c) of this section, the registration fee for any antique vehicle shall be $40 and once paid shall not be required to be renewed.
(c) In lieu of the license plate issued under subsection (a), a person who owns an antique vehicle who wants to display a model year license plate on the vehicle shall make application in a manner prescribed by the director of vehicles, including the execution of an affidavit setting forth that the model year license plate the person wants to display on the person's antique vehicle is a legible and serviceable license plate that originally was issued by this state. Except for license plates issued prior to 1921, such license plate shall be inscribed with the date of the year corresponding to the model year when the vehicle was manufactured. For license plates issued prior to 1921, such license plate shall be the license plate issued by the state corresponding to the model year when the vehicle was manufactured. Duplicate numbers for any year shall not be allowed for any model year license plate under the provisions of this subsection. The model year license plate fee shall be $40.
(d) In addition to the license plates authorized under subsection (a) or (c), a person who owns an antique vehicle may display a model year license plate originally issued by the state of Kansas on the front of an antique vehicle. Except for license plates issued prior to 1921, such license plate shall be inscribed with the date of the year corresponding to the model year when the vehicle was manufactured. For license plates issued prior to 1921, such license plate shall be the license plate issued by the state corresponding to the model year when the vehicle was manufactured.

History: L. 1955, ch. 62, § 7; L. 1972, ch. 23, § 1; L. 1980, ch. 35, § 1; L. 1983, ch. 30, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 34, § 1; L. 1985, ch. 43, § 11; L. 1989, ch. 209, § 24; L. 1998, ch. 140, § 12; L. 2003, ch. 32, § 2; Apr. 17.

For additional information or questions, please contact the Titles and Registrations department at 785-296-3621, or your local county treasurer’s office:  http://www.kansastreasurers.org/vehicle/vehicle.html