Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the hours for getting a driver's license?
A. Tuesday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Q. Do my parents need to come with me to get a driver's license or an instruction permit?
A. If you are under the age of 16, yes (one parent or guardian). If you are over 16, no, unless you have not had your parent certify your 50 hours of driving time.
Q. What do I need to get a restricted license?
A. A state-issued birth certificate, a DE-99 (Driver's Education Completion Form), your social security card (if that is the number you want on your license), an affidavit stating you have completed at least 25 hours of supervised driving if you are under age 16 (and knowing that 50 hours of supervised driving, 10 hours at night, must be completed before your restriction can be removed), and your parent or guardian to sign the proper documentation. You must have held a state issued instruction permit for at least 6 months before you can apply for a restricted license. You will also have to pass an eye test and pay the appropriate fees.
Q. What do I need to get a Farm Permit Driver's license?
A. A state-issued birth certificate, a DE-99 (Driver's Education Completion Form), the farmer you work for to come in and sign a document, your social security card (if that is the number you want on your license), and your parent or guardian to sign the proper documentation. If you obtain a farm permit, it will be necessary for you to complete 50 hours of supervised driving, 10 of those hours at night, before your license will be unrestricted. You will also have to pass an eye test and pay the appropriate fees.
Q. Can I get an instruction permit if I have taken Driver's Education?
A. Yes. You will need a state-issued birth certificate, the pink copy of your DE-99 (Driver's License Education Form), your social security card (if that is the number you want to use on your permit), and a parent or guardian to sign the proper documentation. You will also have to pass an eye test.
Q. If I took Driver's Education in another state, can I get a license in Kansas?
A. If you have papers to prove that you completed the Driver's Education, then you can get a Kansas restricted license at age 15. If you cannot prove that you completed Driver's Education, then you have to complete Driver's Education in Kansas or go to a full service station in Wichita, McPherson, Salina, or Emporia.
Q. If I am moving from another state, can I change and get a Kansas license in the Treasurer's Office?
A. If you have a regular license, you can on the first Wednesday of the month, otherwise you will need to go to a "full service" station at Emporia, Manhattan, Junction City.
Q. Can I renew my Kansas CDL (Commercial Driver's License) in the Treasurer's Office?
A. You can on the first Wednesday of each month otherwise you will have to go to Emporia, Manhattan or Junction City.
Q. How many questions can I miss and still be able to pass to renew my driver's license?
A. Five, for a regular license.
Q. How many times can I take the hazmat test if I keep failing it?
A. Four times, and then you would have to wait for six months before you could take it again.
Q. If I want to drop my hazmat, can I add it back to my CDL (Commercial Driver's License) at another time?
A. Yes. You can drop it and add it back after passing the closed-book test. You would have to pay the following fees: $2.00 for a photo, and $10.00 for the endorsement.
Q. Do I need a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) to drive a farm truck?
A. No. You have to be using it for farm use only (your own farm) and stay within 150 miles of your farm.
Q. Do I need a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) to drive a farm-registered vehicle?
A. No. You will, however, need a non-commercial Class A driver's license to drive the truck-tractor, semi-trailer combination if the GVWR of the vehicle is 26,001 pounds or more and the GVWR of the trailer is 10,001 pounds or more.
Q. How old do I have to be to get a CDL (Commercial Driver's License)?
A. You have to be 18 years old.
Q. What do I do if I need an extension on my current Driver's License?
A. You will need a copy of your driver's license and the driver's license number, and then you must fax that information to 785-296-0691. Include your current address for mailing your extension out. An extension (valid for 6 months from the regular expiration date) can be requested by anyone who has a valid Kansas license and is temporarily residing outside the state of Kansas. Active duty military personnel and anyone residing outside of the United States may request to renew their license by mail.
Q. Do I need a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) to drive a bus?
A. Yes, if you are driving a bus that carries 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
Q. How can I renew my license if I am in the military and not stationed in the US?
A. You do nothing through this office. You will need to complete your renewal test, send your renewal card with the military address written on it, and include a letter stating that you are in the military and that you need to renew. Parents of the person in the military can pick up a renewal test and mail it to them.
Q. Can I get an Identification Card in the Treasurer's Office?
A. Yes on the first Wedneday of each month. You must have proper documentation to apply for one.
Q. What do I do if I do not receive a renewal for a driver's license and it is time for me to renew?
A. Bring current driver's license to the Treasurer's Office, and we can then give you a renewal test to take home and fill out.
Q. What can I use to get an Identification Card if I am a foreign exchange student and I do not have my birth certificate with me?
A. You will need your passport, papers from the school stating that you are a student of that school, or documentation from your sponsors stating that you are a foreign exchange student.
Q. Can I renew my driver's license in the Treasurer's Office if it has expired?
A. If the license has expired within a year, we can renew it. Otherwise, you will have to go to a full service (State) office.
Q. Can I get a Kansas Driver's License if my out-of-state driver's license has expired?
A. Yes. However, the out-of-state cannot have expired over one year ago.
Q. Where do I call if my driver's license has been suspended?
A. You need to call Driver's Control in Topeka at 785-296-3671. They will help you with exactly what you need to do to get your license back. You will need to know your driver's license number and your date of birth.
Q. Where do I send money when I am getting my driver's license reinstated after being suspended?
A. Driver's Control Bureau, P.O. Box 12021, Topeka, Ks. 66612
Q. Where do I call if I have a vision or medical question regarding my driver's license?
A. You call the Kansas Motor Vehicle Director's Office at 785-296-3601.