PO Box 3439, Wichita KS 67201   |   316-512-7525316-512-7525

Plates for Parks

Illustration of a Wichita Flag Tag on a red car, with an I "heart" ICT sticker.

From water bottles to lapel pins and even socks, the Wichita flag has become a must-have accessory. Now, you can take your Wichita pride to the streets with a Wichita flag license plate.

Not only will these tags help express your devout civic pride, they are also a great opportunity to give back to the community you love. That’s because for each tag that’s registered, a $50 annual royalty fee goes directly to the Wichita Parks Foundation to help fund future park enhancements and activities through the Plates for Parks program.

Ready to join the movement? Learn more by visiting the Sedgwick County Tag Office or the Kansas Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles.

A Brief History of the Wichita Flag Tag

Inspired by surging civic pride and recent excitement surrounding the increased use of the Wichita flag, city councilman Bryan Frye first approached Wichita Parks Foundation in 2018 with the idea to develop a Wichita flag license plate to benefit enhancements to the city’s park system.

From there, a bill sponsored by Kansas senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau of Wichita was taken to the state legislature. In order to show the communities support, the legislature required the Wichita Parks Foundation to gather commitments from 500 residents who would pledge to buy a plate if available. Within weeks of the announcement, the Foundation had more than enough pledges needed thanks to individual residents as well as local companies, such as Cornejo Construction, Hutton Construction and Metro Courier who pledged to purchase the plates for their fleet vehicles.

As a result, the plate was officially authorized by the state in April 2018 with the first plates being issued on January 1, 2019.

Plates for Parks Funded Projects

Thanks to overwhelming community support, the Plates for Parks program has raised over $500,000 for park projects in the City of Wichita. As of July 1, 2022, the following projects have been supported with Plates for Parks funding.

Tag Renewal Schedule

Your yearly tag renewal date is a great time to upgrade to a Wichita flag tag. Not sure when your tags are due? The following schedule was taken from the Sedgwick County Tag Office website.

Learn more by visiting the Sedgwick County Tag Office or the Kansas Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles.

Last Name Begins With

Last Day to Renew

A February 28
B March 31
C, D April 30
E, F, G May 31
H, I June 30
J, K, L July 31
M, N, O August 31
P, Q, R September 30
S October 31
T, V, W November 30
U, X, Y, Z December 31

Frequently Asked Questions

Go to your local county tag office to renew your tags as you normally do. When there, let them know you’re interested in the Wichita Parks Foundation or “Wichita flag” plate. Please note, you will need to surrender your current tag at that time and you will be issued a temporary tag. Your new tag will be mailed to you within a few weeks from the State.

The donation associated with this tag is $50, plus a one-time state production charge of approximately $48. So, your first year cost will be your normal vehicle registration fee + $50 donation + $48 production charge (approx.). For future renewals, you will not pay that production charge.

No! In fact, we’d love to have Kansans from border-to-border buy this plate! You can live anywhere in Kansas and buy the tag. It’s a great design and will show off your pride in Wichita, our unique flag, and your support of parks and recreation.

Yes, but only the $50 donation is tax deductible.

Your $50 donation will support future park facility projects in Wichita. Our board of directors will work with the park and Recreation Department annually to determine what projects will be supported.

Initial purchase of this tag will need to be done in-person at the county tag office. However, as long as you are not making significant changes (new vehicle, etc.), future renewals can be done by mail or online based on instructions found in your renewal notice.

Unfortunately, these tags are not available for motorcycles or trailers at this time.

Unfortunately, disabled parking tags featuring the Wichita flag are not available at this time. You can, however, purchase this plate and obtain a disabled placard, following instructions provided by your county tag office.

These plates cannot be personalized at this time.

The process to get the Wichita flag plate is the same for each vehicle, so for the initial purchase, you’ll pay the royalty fee, plus processing and tag fees for EACH vehicle. Unfortunately, there is no price break for multiple purchases. For future renewals, you’ll only pay the registration and royalty fees for each vehicle.


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