The Unofficial Online Guide to the
KANSAS Division of Motor Vehicles
Entering the Kansas DMV guide allows you to search all the needed details for an efficient transaction with the Division of Motor Vehicles. Easy and quick access to your needs saves time, reduces stress and of course have a successful transaction.
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Drivers License & ID
This category contains all the things needed in the application for Kansas driver’s license or state identification card at the Kansas Division of Motor Vehicle.
We have completely compiled all the requirements and corresponding topics regarding the driver’s license and state identification card such as military licensing information and for drivers whose driving knowledge is abridge or limited because of disabilities.
We focus more on the related topics in driving concisely and easy to understand. Information about auto insurance is discussed clearly and we also provide copy of Kansas Driver Handbook. New drivers coming from far places are even guided to look for the nearest home for driver’s education class.
Everything that deals with Kansas driver’s license and Identification cards are all packed here this category with lots of information that will surely save your time along the road.
Applying for a New License
New format of driver’s license have been made since May 2004. You’ll get a temporary receipt instead of receiving your license at the station where licensure examination for drivers is held. Make sure that the details on your application are correct because your new license will be mailed to the address written on the application.
Be sure to surrender all valid out-of-the-state licenses when you are applying for new driver’s license for no one is allowed to have more than one license at any time.
Preparing for the Test
The driver’s license examination is composing of three parts such as the visual screening, written examination and test driving. The handbook provided will help you on the test and you’ll most probably pass if you have studied it well.
You’ll be allowed t continue with the rest of the tests if you have passed the vision test otherwise you’ll be asked to have eyes check-up by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist if it has been proven that you have eye defect before continuing the test.
If applicable, you’ll have to undergo driving exam after passing the written examination. You also must have with you the specific vehicle that you are applying for so that the examiner will have a proper checking of your vehicle for your own safety and as a proof of insurance as well before the start of the test.
You’ll most probably encounter the following during your driving examination:
Making a smooth stop
Reversing your car for about 50 ft. away from your current place at a slow speed straightly at smoothly as possible
Hand position on the steering wheel
How and when to use the horn
Traffic lights and signals
Keeping in lane
Starting on a grade
Clutch, for manual users
Changing of gear
You may take the exam again the next working days in case you fail to pass either the written or driving test but you’ll be given four chances to pass the examinations. If after the fourth chance of the test you failed, then you must wait for another six month interval before you can take the re-test. So you must take the tests with sufficient knowledge or you might as well wait for six months for re-test.
First-time License, 18 Years old and up
These are the following requirements if this would be your first time to have a license:
• Pass the vision examination
• Pass all the written examinations
• Pass the driving test with the vehicle you brought
• Present a valid identity proof
• Pay the necessary fees
Below 16 years of age is required to have a parental approval.
• Must be 14 years of age
• Must have passed the vision and written examinations
• You could also drive any time you want as long as there is an accompaniment of a licensed adult driver (must be 18 years and up)
• You must have held an instruction permit for at least 6 months in order to get a restricted license.
Under the Restricted Driver’s License:
• Must be below 16 years of age
• Parental consent is required
• Driver’s education completion slip
• Must have at least 6 months of instruction permit, where you should have completed at least 25 hours of supervised driving. Before you turn 16, 25 hours is required and all the 50 hours can be completed anytime after obtaining your instruction permit.
• You must have provided an affidavit before you turn 16 or you’ll be having a restriction on your license until you reach 17 or until you turn in the affidavit, whichever will come first. Under your affidavit, be it shown there that you have been supervised by a licensed driver, maybe professional or at least 21 years old, for a 40-hour-day-driving and 10-hour-night driving.
• Having a restricted license, you may drive with the school but not the school activities. You may drive in connection with any job or farm-related work any time as long as there is an accompaniment of a licensed adult driver, at least 18 years old and above. Bare in mind that you cannot transport a non-relatives younger than 18.
Please note: Internet courses do not meet Kansas requirements for a driver's license. Only driver education programs offered through a local, accredited school district are acceptable. If you are unsure whether a program has been approved you may contact the Department of Education at (785) 296-8107 or the Kansas Division of Vehicles at (785) 296-3963.
Unrestricted Driver’s License (for 16-17 years old)
You must present an affidavit containing 40 hours of day driving and 10 hours of night driving being supervised by an adult or professional licensed driver.
You must pass all the written, vision examination and the driving test.
New State Residents
For new residents of Kansas, you’ll be given 90 days to acquire new license from the date of your residency. Active personnel of the military and full-time students are not required to get Kansas licenses.
For those who has another valid out- of-state license:
You must present acceptable identity proof
You must have passed the vision examination
You must pay the necessary fees
Lastly, you must not have your license be disregarded, suspended, or revoked in any state.
Driving Privileges for Non-Residents
Kansas’ visitors coming from different countries are obviously licensed in their own country. In this case, they may enjoy driving within the place for one year provided that they have an International Driver Permit coming from their country home for the purpose of it, being understandable to the U.S. officials.
If you're interested in obtaining a Kansas license, refer to the state's page on this matter to see what types of identification are needed for your situation. Call (785) 296-3963 for more information on how to apply for a license as a non-citizen.
Change of Address
In case you change your address within Kansas, you have 10 days to inform the Kansas Department of Revenue about your new address.
• Commercial instruction permit (any class): $5 for 90 days
• Commercial Class A, B or C: $18 for four years
• Commercial license endorsements (per endorsement) $10 for four years
• Non-commercial Class A or B instruction permit: $2 for three months
• Non-commercial Class A or B (driver younger than 21 or 65 and older): $16 for four years
• Non-commercial Class A or B (driver at least 21 but younger than 65) $24 for six years
• Non-commercial Class C (driver younger than 21 or 65 and older): $12 for four years
• Non-commercial Class C (driver at least 21 but younger than 65): $18 for six years
• Class M (driver younger than 21 or 65 and older): $9 for four years
• Class M (driver at least 21 but younger than 65): $12.50 for six years
• Replacement license or instruction permit (any class): $8
• Exam fee: $3
• Photo fee: $4
Applying for an Identification Card
Land, air and water transportation and even other transactions needs identification card. In case you’re living in Kansas without a license, you’ll need to have an identification card issued by the state. You have to go to the station where licensure exam is held any day of the week except Monday and apply for your identification card not considering where you reside in Kansas.
How to Apply
You need to present two documents of identity proof in order for you to get a state ID. Fees are $14 plus $4 photo fee for person of legal age up to 64 years old and for senior citizens would be $10 plus $4 photo fee.
Your Identification card will be valid until six years, by then you should receive a renewal notice before the expiration date of your ID comes.
In Kansas it is not a requirement for a student driver to have a driver education courses but of course it would be better if you have undergone such education to widen your knowledge in driving and it’s also for your own safety along the road. It will also lessen your insurance expenses. Through the driver’s education courses being offered, your knowledge in driving would be enough to take the examinations and driving test easily. Traffic laws are being tackled in the course as well as signs and symbols for you to be able to identify such things during the written exam and for later application.
Driver's education courses consist of classroom instruction and driving time with a licensed instructor. Topics covered in the classroom include:
The driver’s education courses are lead by a licensed instructor that provides classroom instructions and driving schedule and the scope of the classroom are as follow:
Basic skills in operating a vehicle
Drivers license handbook
Traffic rules and regulations
Undesirable weather condition
Legal issues and accountabilities
But of course it doesn’t mean that if you took a driver’s license education course you’ll be guaranteed to have an instant license, you still need to pass the three examinations. And be informed that online driver education courses do not pass the prerequisites of Kansas unless the programs are offered through local and accredited school district that have been approved by the Department of Education of Kansas.
1-4 Traffic Schools
Kansas does not continue to give points on your records in driving even if most of the states use pint system to rate the significance of traffic breach. But still, there are definite contraventions that force them to revoke your driver’s license and further you’ll be convicted if you have committed three major violations in a year.
However, paying your penalties and attending an official traffic school program will reduce serious offenses incurred.
1-4-a Traffic School Eligibility
If you are interested in attending traffic school, call the number listed on the back of the traffic ticket to ask if this option is available for your offense.
If you are eligible for traffic school, the DMV will send you a list of approved courses. Alternatively, you may call the Kansas Department of Revenue's Division of Motor Vehicles at (785) 296-3671. Customer service representatives are available Tuesday-Thursday from 8:10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
1-4-b Traffic School Options
Contrary to popular belief, attending traffic school does not have to be a difficult experience.
It's true that online courses do not satisfy driver education requirements in Kansas, but you may be given the option of taking online courses for traffic school. These allow you to study and complete lessons at your own pace.
Even classroom-based courses often have night and weekend options to accommodate work schedules, child care needs, and other commitments.
Remember, whether it's online or classroom-based, if the class isn't included in the list of approved courses the DMV gives you, it's not acceptable by the state.
1-4-c Traffic School and Your Auto Insurance Rates
In addition to helping remove minor offenses from your driving record, attending traffic school may also reduce your auto insurance rates.
If you are interested in using a traffic school course to lower your insurance premiums, ask your agent for assistance in selecting an appropriate program. Each insurance company typically has slightly different requirements for which traffic school courses are acceptable.