How To Replace Your Kansas Drivers License

If your Kansas drivers license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. 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 DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DOV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DOV.

3: Via a local DOV office

If your prefer to access DOV 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 DOV office location. Varying DOV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DOV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DOV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in person visit is either preferred or required.



You must have a valid drivers license in order to legally drive in Kansas. Drivers may apply for a replacement license if: 

  • It is lost, stolen, or severely damaged
  • You need to update information on the license (address, name, signature, photo, etc)
  • You are receiving your license back after it has been reinstated
  • Your license was confiscated by law enforcement or court

Replacing Your Kansas Drivers License
Like all procedures for paperwork, there is a procedure for replacing your Kansas license with a duplicate:

  • Go to local DOV office of the region where you resides
  • Submit completed application form
  • Submit the required fees in cash. 
  • Submit all the documents required
  • Have your photograph taken

Required Documents
For a complete checklist of the required and acceptable documentation, . Examples of accepted documents that are certified, original copies are:

  • Proof of full legal name
    • U.S. government issued birth document
    • U.S. consular report on birth abroad 
    • Valid US passport or passport card 
    • A tribal ID card 
    • U.S. immigration documents 
    • U.S. naturalization documents 
  • Proof of legal presense in the US. 
  • Social security number
  • Proof of residence address
    • U.S passport or passport card 
    • A person who lives with the applicant must accompany applicant and present proof of residence 
    • Kansas ID card not expired for over a year 
    • Kansas vehicle registration and title showing the same address as which applicant resides now 
    • Utility statement 
    • Any document issued by a financial institution that includes residence address 
    • Any item delivered by US postal service, FedEx or UPS by verifiable business or government agency 
    • U.S. government issued marriage certificate 

What is an Adult Drivers License?

In some states, the layout of your drivers license may change when you reach a certain age. It is possible for your license to switch from a vertical design to a horizontal card once you turn 21. You may want to seek out a duplicate or replacement adult drivers license when you reach the age of 21.

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