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Show your pride with a Jayhawk ride

Why drive with Jayhawk style?

When you put the official KU license plate on your car, you help support the Jayhawk Career Network and academic excellence.

Help us enhance visibility for the university by creating rolling billboards across the state of Kansas!

There’s no better way to show your Crimson and Blue pride on the open road than by displaying a KU license plate on your car.

Who is eligible for a Jayhawk license plate?

Anyone in Kansas is eligible for a KU license plate. You do not have to be a KU Alumni Association member or a graduate of KU in order to put a Jayhawk license plate on your car.

  1. Visit your county treasurer’s office. A one-time special plate issuance fee of $45.50 will be assessed, along with a required $50 annual contribution to the KU Alumni Association. The annual contribution is tax deductible. All other state fees and taxes still apply. Kansas county treasurers (and DMV offices for Johnson County residents) are authorized to accept the $50 contribution when you pay your annual state tag fees and vehicle taxes.

  2. The treasurer’s office (or DMV for Johnson County residents) will issue a temporary tag to use until your permanent license plate is mailed.

KU license plates are also available in Oklahoma, Maryland and Texas

Requirements and procedures for specialty license plates vary widely from state to state. If you are interested in making Jayhawk plates available in your state, please contact legislators or other appropriate officials to learn more about your state’s process for approving and creating new specialty plates.

How do I get one?

In Kansas, Jayhawk license plates are available to all alumni, family, friends and fans at your county treasurer’s office, or, for Johnson County residents, at the DMV. The KU license plate can be used on your passenger motor vehicle, motorcycle, recreation vehicle (RV), or non-commercial truck.

Renew your Kansas license plate

  1. You will receive your annual vehicle tag and tax statement from the State of Kansas.
  2. The vehicle tag and tax statement will include the $50 annual contribution required to maintain your KU license plate(s).
  3. You have the option of renewing your KU license plate(s) in person at your county treasurer’s office, by mail to your county treasurer, or online via the State’s website at www.kswebtags.org.
  4. Renewal can occur in a single transaction.

Jayhawk plates are now in Oklahoma!

It’s official! As of May 1, Oklahoma residents can now order a KU Specialty License Plate through Service Oklahoma when registering your vehicle or renewing your tags.  Join fellow Oklahoma residents and show your KU pride on the road!

Jayhawk plates are available to all alumni, family, friends and fans—you do not have to be a graduate of KU. It can be used on your passenger motor vehicle or non-commercial truck.

Jayhawk plates are currently available in other states:

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for a Jayhawk license plate?

Anyone who loves KU! You do not have to be a KU Alumni Association member or a graduate of KU in order to put a Jayhawk license plate on your car.

Help us enhance visibility for the university by creating rolling billboards across the state of Kansas.

There’s no better way to show your Crimson and Blue pride on the open road than by displaying a KU license plate on your car.

It takes just a few steps to complete your purchase for a new plate at your county treasurer’s office, or, for Johnson County residents, at the DMV. Renewing your plate can be done at your county treasurer’s office or online.

Proceeds from the University of Kansas License Plate program will help provide financial assistance to KU students and fund the Jayhawk Career Network.

The Jayhawk Career Network offers robust career tools for alumni and students including networking events, KU mentoring, job opportunities, career newsletters, and so much more. Visit kualumni.org/jayhawkcareernetwork for more information.

Jayhawk license plates are also available in Oklahoma, Maryland and Texas

Requirements and procedures for specialty license plates vary widely from state to state. If you are interested in making Jayhawk plates available in your state, please contact legislators or other appropriate officials to learn more about your state’s process for approving and creating new specialty plates.

The KU license plate can be used on your passenger motor vehicle, motorcycle, recreation vehicle (RV), or non-commercial truck.

You may purchase a Jayhawk license plate at any time. However, to avoid paying a contribution twice in one year, the best time to purchase a plate is during your annual tag renewal process.

The Kansas legislation authorizing university plates does not provide for personalization of tags with words or phrases. Tag numbers are randomly issued.

Kansans renew their license plates during certain months that are assigned according to the first letter of last names. However, you may register for a new KU license plate at any time during the calendar year.

If you purchase or lease a different vehicle, your KU license plate may be transferred to your new vehicle in most cases.  Transfers are handled directly at your county treasurer’s office.

Your license plate donation is 100% tax deductible as a charitable contribution. When the alumni association receives notification of your purchase or renewal, we will send a charitable receipt acknowledging your gift.

Contact our License Plate Administrator, Julie Lowrance, at records@ku.edu for more information.

Welcome to the University of Kansas Alumni Association

Your membership in the KU Alumni Association is the single most powerful way to make all of KU stronger, including the value of your own degree. Through your membership, the Association: