Kansas Administrative Regulations

Regulation Number:92-51-21
Article Title: Titles and Registration
Tax Type:Vehicles
Brief Description:Staggered registration system.


92-51-21. Staggered registration system. (a) All motorized bicycles, motor vehicles, and recreational vehicles, other than apportioned registered vehicles, mobile homes, trailers, antique vehicles, trucks or truck tractors registered for a gross weight of greater than 12,000 pounds, and commercial motor vehicles as described in K.S.A. 8-143m and amendments thereto, shall be registered annually under a staggered registration system during one of 11 registration periods. The month of expiration of the registration shall be embossed upon the number plate issued at the time of registration or shall be represented by a decal attached to the number plate in a location designated by the director.
(b) At the time of registration, the owner shall pay a prorated registration fee equal to 1/12 of the annual registration fee multiplied by the number of months remaining in the registration period, including the month of expiration. Each registration period shall expire on the last day of the month as prescribed for the alpha letter designation on the plate or decal affixed to the plate, as determined by the first letter of the owner’s surname in accordance with the following table:

Alpha Letter First Letter
Designation Month of Surname

A February A
B March B
C April C, D
E May E, F, G
H June H, I
J July J, K, L
M August M, N, O
R September P, Q, R
S October S
V November T, V, W
X December U, X, Y, Z
(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 8-134, K.S.A. 8-134a; effective, E-82-26, Dec. 16, 1981; effective May 1, 1982; amended Jan. 3, 2003; amended Nov.22, 2013.)