New Process in Place for K-State License Plates

K-State Alumni Communications

Wildcat fans now have a new and improved way to drive with pride. When purchasing or renewing a K-State license plate, a $50 donation must first be made to the K-State Alumni Association. Kansas county treasurers will now directly accept the $50 donation, in conjunction with residents paying their annual state tags and taxes. Drivers no longer will need to receive a voucher from the K-State Alumni Association.

Q&A for Purchasing a New Plate

Q. How do I get a tag?
A. New tags can be purchased in your county treasurer office. At the treasurer’s office, you will pay an annual tax-deductible donation of $50 to the K-State Alumni Association, a one-time production charge of $50.50, plus your annual tags and taxes. Production charge is subject to change.

Q. When should I order my tag?
A. You may order a tag at any time. However, to avoid paying the annual donation twice in one year, the best time to purchase a tag is during your annual tag renewal process.

Q. Who can purchase a plate?
A. Any Kansas resident with a car or truck registered in the state of Kansas. The vehicle weight limit is 20,000 pounds.

Q. What does the annual $50 donation go toward?
A. Funds from the License Plate Program help provide scholarships and recognition for K-State students. Since the program began in 1996, alumni, fans and friends of K-State have raised more than $1.8 million for scholarships.

Q. How are tag numbers assigned?
A. All plates have numbers that are assigned on a random basis. Personalization of the Powercat plates is not an option.

How to Renew an Existing Plate

1)       You will receive your annual tags and taxes statement from the state of Kansas.
2)       Included in the statement will be your $50 donation to the K-State Alumni Association for being a K-State plate holder.
3)       Only one payment transaction will be needed when paying your statement (K-State Alumni Association donation and tags/taxes all in one).
4)       Renewal will now be done directly in the treasurer’s office, online via KS Web Tags or by mail.
5)       No purple voucher will be needed.
6)       Once you have renewed your tag and made your $50 donation with the county treasurer, your tax-deductibility statement will be emailed by the KSU Foundation after 90 days of the transaction.

How to Give a Plate as a Gift

 If you’d like to give a plate as a gift, please contact the Association at 800-600-ALUM (2586), and the staff will assist with this process.


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