Tags or license expiring? MO and KS drivers get a break during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
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Kansas City, MO -  No need to rush out to renew your driver's license or your license plate tags in Missouri or in Kansas.  

And if you happen to get pulled over while out driving to take care of essential errands, you won't be ticketed for being out-of-date.

To slow the spread of the coronavirus the entire Kansas City Metro is under a "stay-at-home" order which limits non-essential trips.  

"You can still use that expired license," said Mark Burghart, Kansas Secretary of Revenue. "Local and state law enforcement will still accept it."

Missouri residents with original expiration dates between March 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020, have been granted an automatic 60-day extension.

In Kansas, all of the state’s 116 driver’s license offices are closed until at least April 15.


Kansas and Missouri have pushed tax filing deadlines to July 15, matching the action taken by the federal government. 

"That has extended the filing deadline for individual income tax and corporate income tax returns and payments coming into the State of Kansas," Burghart said. "That extension will go from April 15 to July 15."