Obtaining A New Kansas Drivers License

Applying for a new drivers license in Kansas? The state Division of Vehicles (DOR) handles all licensing matters. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Services

Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DOR related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Where possible, we will prepare your DOR forms and/or provide links to DOR online services. You will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to BMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: Take the DOR Practice Test

Getting a new drivers license in Kansas is easy when you are prepared. Arrive at a DOR location ready to pass their tests with flying colors by taking this practice test.

3: Via a local DOR office

If your prefer to access DOR services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DOR office location. Varying DOR offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DOR closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DOR allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.



In Kansas, you may only get a new drivers license at a local DOR office. Get started by downloading your checklist of forms and documents, as well as the Kansas Drivers Manual to help you learn the road rules and laws in the state of Kansas.

Obtaining a New Kansas Drivers License 
To apply for a new Kansas drivers license you must:

  • Submit proof of identity and proof of residence 
  • Provide Social Security number for proof of citizenship
  • Pass the C class knowledge test
  • Pass the vision screening test
  • Surrender any valid drivers license or permit issued by any other state 
  • Pay the fees for the various tests and for the issue of Kansas drivers license 
  • Make sure the photograph of the applicant is taken 


Fees are dependent upon the type of license you seek. A full list of fees is available here

Are You Moving to a Different State?

If you are relocating to another state, you might also want to consider acquiring a new drivers license.

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