Norton County, Kansas
Official site for Norton County, Kansas



Function of Department

The main duties of the County Treasurer's Office are:
  • Collecting taxes
  • Motor vehicles - registering and titling
  • Renewing Kansas drivers' license

Treasurer FAQ

How much will it cost to register my vehicle?

  • Title Fees: $10
  • Transfer Fees: $10.50
  • Registration - Autos less than 4,500 pounds: $42.25
  • Autos over 4,500 pounds: $52.25
  • Trucks 12,000 pounds: $52.25
  • Motorcycles: $28.25
  • Motorbikes: $20
  • Trailers:
  • 2,001 to 8000 pounds: $47.25
  • 8001 to 12,000 pounds: $57.25
  • 12,001 pounds and over: $67.25

Do I have to register my trailer?

If the weight of the trailer and the load combined is less than 2,000 pounds, registration is optional. If a farm trailer hauling the farmer's own product has a load of less than 6,000 pounds, registration is optional. Our office recommends tagging and titling upon initial purchase for proof of ownership. For fees on trucks with gross weight of over 16,000 pounds, call the County Treasurer's office at 785-877-5795.

When is my property tax paid?

Property tax is paid at the time of registration/title application and is determined in the County Treasurer's office. The exceptions are heavy trucks, trailers, and mopeds, whose taxes are determined by the County Appraiser's office.

How much is the reflectorized plate?

The reflectorized plate fee is $0.50.

Where do I pay sales tax if I purchased from an individual or out of state?

Sales tax will be collected in the office if the vehicle is bought from an individual, purchased out of state, or the sales tax paid to a dealer was less than the Norton County sales tax rate of 7.25%, or the city sales tax rate of 8.5%. Lenora city tax is 7.25% and Almena city tax 7.75% There is a $0.50 collection fee.

What does it cost to transfer a tag?

The fee to title and transfer a tag is $20.50 plus the difference in the property tax. Lienholder fee is $1.50.

What forms of payment are accepted for tags?

Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, credit or debit card, money order, and cashier's check. There is a 2.5% convenience fee if using a debit or credit card.

Do my tags expire on the first day or the last day of the month?

Auto, truck, and motorcycle tags expire on the last day of each month, with the exception of heavy trucks (over 12,000 pounds) and trailers, which expire December 31 with a grace period until the last day of February. Renewal Chart

Vicki Bainter

2nd Floor
105 S. Kansas Avenue
Norton, KS 67654

Office phone : 
(785) 877-5795

Business Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am-5:00pm


Motor Vehicle Business 

Closes at 4:30pm daily

Drivers License Business

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and closes at 4:00pm

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