When moving to a new
city, there are a million tiny details to take care of. The following
information will help ease the transition of becoming an official
Wichita city, Sedgwick County, and Kansas state citizen. Here is a
guide to all the government hoops and red tape you must get through.
Good luck and God speed!
How to get your Kansas driver's licence
you have a valid out-of -state license, the Kansas Department of Motor
Vehicles says you must bring with you two forms of identification.
Check their web site for acceptable forms, www.ksrevenue.org/vehicle.htm. Your license cannot be canceled, suspended, or revoked in any state.
There is only one location in Wichita:
Twin Lakes Shopping Center, 1823 West 21st North Suite 42A, (316)821-9920, open Tu-F, 7am-5:45pm.
However, Andover's location is also an option:
Andover Shopping Center, 111 W. Central, (316) 733-0106, open Tu-F, 7am to 5:30pm.
your license is valid, you will surrender your license and have your
eyes examined. For residents between the ages of 21 and 64, there is a
$22 fee for the standard non-commercial operating class C license. If
you require a written examination, an additional $3 fee may apply. John
Holroyd, public service administrator of the Wichita branch, says the
average wait time is approximately 15 to 20 minutes. To further secure
the licensing process and protect your identity, Kansas will be issuing
only temporary licenses over the counter. The state will then verify
your identity and send your permanent license through the mail a week
later. This system has already been tested in Topeka.
How to get your Kansas tags and register your vehicles:
to the tag office web site, you must bring your title, vehicle, and
proof of insurance to the Sedgwick County downtown tag office at 200
West Murdock, (316) 660-9110, or to any of the three substations:
||Britney Shopping Center: 2120 N. Woodlawn, Suite 370;
||Chadsworth Shopping Center: 2330 North Maize Road Suite 1100;
||Towne Center: 206 W. Greenway.
the person listed on the title can register the vehicle. If the title
is listed with two names for example, John Doe and Jane Doe, both
parties must be present. If the two names are listed as John Doe and/or
Jane Doe, either party may register. Your car will need to be inspected
by the Kansas Highway Patrol. The inspection can take place at any
office for a $10 fee. The tag and title fee is $10.50. An additional $2
substation fee will be charged at any of the three substations. Check
the Tag Office Web site for additional questions, www.sedgwickcounty.org/tag_office
.How to register to vote:
may register to vote at the Sedgwick County Election Office, 510 N.
Main, #101, (316) 660-7100. Voter Registration applications are also
available at any QuikTrip in Sedgwick county or on-line at www.sedgwickcounty.org/elections
If you are a first time voter in Sedgwick County, you must submit
verification of address in the form of an ID or copy of a utility bill.
You may include it with your application or show proper identification
at the voting polls on Election Day. Registration closes 14 days prior
to any election. If for some reason you will be unable to vote on
Election Day, advanced voting is available. Applications can be picked
up at any QuikTrip, on the election office Web site, and at the
election office itself. Check the Web site for more information on
candidates, precincts, and polling locations.