Rita Smith

101 West Commercial

Lyons, KS 67554
Phone: 620.257.2852
Fax: 620.509.2383

Office Hours:                                                                     Commercial Hours:                                                  Driver's License:
Monday through Friday                                               Monday  through Friday                                       Tuesday through Friday
8:00 am - 4:45 pm                                                          8:00 am - 3:00 pm                                                   8:00 am - 3:00 pm
(No title work after 4:00 pm)


The driver’s license station remains available by appointment only, call 620-257-2852. Hours are Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please expect a wait time. We appreciate your patience.

Attention Customers:  For the health and safety of both our customers and staff, the Treasurer’s Office will allow two (2) customers at a time in the office.  While waiting in the lobby area, please keep social distance of 6 feet and no more than 10 people in the hall.  Please expect a more than normal wait time.  We appreciate your patience during this difficult phase.

Driver’s License Renewals on-line – driver’s licenses may be renewed online provided the customer has not had a change in name/address and has had an eye exam by a Kansas eye doctor in the past twelve months.  When a customer applies for an online renewal, the eye doctor is contacted by email for verification of the eye exam.  Currently the age to renew online is 21-50 years of age.

Real ID Compliance: requirement extended until May 3, 2023.

Expiration Dates

Letter Renewal Notice Expires
A 1-15 2-28
B 2-15 3-31
C, D 3-15 4-30
E, F, G 4-15 5-31
H, I 5-15 6-30
J, K, L 6-15 7-31
M, N, O 7-15 8-31
P, Q, R 8-15 9-30
S 9-15 10-31
T, V, W 10-15 11-30
U, X, Y, Z 11-15 12-31

We encourage you to renew at your earliest convenience.  Access to staff for renewal at the end of the month is normally limited.

We want to do our part in keeping our staff healthy as well as doing our part in serving the community.  I am cognizant of your needs and we will continue to serve you the very best we can.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 620-257-2852.  An answering machine is available when staff is with customers.

  1. Write your telephone number on the envelope so we can reach you with any questions.
  2. Your documents will be mailed to your physical address, make sure you include a correct address.
  3. If it is time sensitive, please contact the office at 620-257-2852 for further instructions.
  4. Title Work - prior to doing paperwork, fax (620-509-2383) or email information such as title, sales tax receipt, insurance, transfer, new purchase, purchase price, bill of sale. A signature form will then be sent by fax/email to you based on your transaction needs.

Rita Smith - Treasurer
Cindy Dobbins - Motor Vehicle

Tia Knowles - Accounting / Motor Vehicle 
Amy Lackey - Motor Vehicle
Kristi Smith - Accounting

The Rice County Treasurer’s Office is an agent for the State of Kansas for registering and titling motor vehicles and renewing driver’s licenses.
The second major function of the Treasurer’s Office is the collection of property tax on real estate, business, other personal property, and intangibles.
The third major function of the office is as “County Banker.” All monies that are due to the County are remitted to our office, and we are in charge of the investments while the money is the responsibility of the County.  During the year, we are required to disburse the money to the various taxing units (city, school districts, etc.) for their use.

If you are registering a vehicle for the first time, your vehicle will need a VIN inspection prior to registering with the Treasurer's Office.
VIN inspections can be done at the following:
Out of State Vehicle Titles, currently titled for the roadway - Lyons Police Department 
In State, Salvage, Rebuilt, Antique with bill of sale, or all other Titles - Kansas Highway Patrol

Contact Rice County Emergency Communications to schedule a VIN inspection.