Motor vehicle services now by appointment only

Motor vehicle services at Wyandotte County’s Annex, 8200 State Ave., have changed to in-person service by appointment only for new title and vehicle registration services beginning Dec. 7.

The transition is part of the county’s ongoing efforts to increase public safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19, according to a spokesman. The appointment system will increase public safety by preventing crowding at the annex office.

Customers requiring new title or vehicle registration services can set their appointment time online at

Online, drop off, and mail-only service will continue for all other motor vehicle services. Non-treasury services at the annex location are not affected and will remain open for in-person service.

All motor vehicle services can be completed online or by mail. To learn more, visit or see these frequently asked questions.

Wyandotte County motor vehicle frequently asked questions

  1. What offices are open?
    a. The Downtown Office at 710 N. 7th St., Suite 240, Kansas City, Kansas. This office is open to the public exclusively for real estate, personal property tax, and treasury services.

b. The annex office at 8200 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.
i. This office is open by appointment only. To set an appointment, visit
ii. For all motor vehicle work not related to titles, the public is required to use online, dropbox, or mail-in options.

  1. Where is the dropbox located?
    a. The Treasury dropbox is in front of the annex office public entrance at 8200 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

3. What can I use the dropbox for?

a. The dropbox can be used to submit all treasury related business items that are not being serviced in an office. This includes, but is not limited to, annual registration renewals, title work, lien releases, handicap placards, and real estate payments.

  1. How do I title or register a new vehicle?
    a. There are two ways to register a newly acquired vehicle: i. Set an appointment online at
    ii. Follow the instructions on the Motor Vehicle Titling Mail-In Eligibility form.

5. How do I get a 60-day temporary tag?
a. Send an email to

6. How do I apply for or renew my handicap placard?
a. Submit your request for a handicap placard by: i. Using the dropbox located at the annex office (8200 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas).
ii. Sending an email to
iii. Sending a fax to 913-573-2890.

7. Who can I contact for help?
a. Send an email to or call 3-1-1

Wyandotte County businesses receive loans and grants

More than 100 grants and loans were made to small businesses in Wyandotte County during 2020, according to a report to the Unified Government Economic Development and Finance Committee meeting Monday night.

The grants and loans were from the UG Economic Development Department grants; through the WyCo Loves Local grant program through CARES Act funding; and through a loan partnership with AlltCap and KC Relief and Recovery, according to Shaya Lockett of the UG economic development department.

“Through these programs that we implemented through economic developmentas well as our partnership with AltCap, we were able to provide over $1 million in relief to Wyandotte County businesses,” Lockett said.

She said they understand there is still a huge need for funding and they continue to try to stretch the funding as best as possible.

They feel confident that if more funding becomes available, they have created a system to streamline the process and get funds to businesses in an expedited manner, she said.

“This isn’t what we expected this year, but together we were able to have a huge impact on businesses in our community and help them keep their doors op en,” she said.

The UG awarded $50,000 in economic development grants to small businesses in April, Lockett said.

The WyCo Loves Local Grant provided $825,000 to businesses in Wyandotte County through CARES Act funding, she said.

Also, she said ALT-Cap funding provided $266,616 in loans to businesses in Wyandotte County, she said. The funds were from PPP loans and the KC Region Relief and Recovery loan fund.

Businesses that received small business grants through the initial economic development grants in April included the Dotte Barbershop, $5,000; gimMee Oils LLC, $5,000; Jayhawk Cleaners, $5,000; Kristi’s Academy of Dance, $5,000; Marquez Boots, $5,000; On Demand Employment Services, $5,000; Precise Physical Therapy, $5,000; The Altar Inc., $5,000; Thunderlight Work Boots, $5,000; and Totally Unique Hair Salon, $5,000.

The WyCo Loves Local Grant fund was from CARES Act funding. It received $825,000.

Businesses with 25 or fewer employees were eligible for $10,000 grants and businesses with more than 25 employees were eligible for $20,000, she said.

Applications opened Sept. 17 and were closed on Oct. 7, she said. The program received more requests than it could fund, she added.

They tried to help businesses that were forced to close because of the stay-at-home order and had experienced significant revenue loss, she said. A lot of smaller businesses had a difficult time obtaining federal dollars through the PPP program and through other federal loan programs, she said.

Eighty-five businesses were awarded grant funds through the WyCo Loves Local Grant for revenue loss or COVID-related expenses, she said. In all, 133 applications were received. Sixty-seven of the applicants had 25 or fewer employees.

Businesses receiving grant funds included Ms. R’s Café, $8,244; KADG Performng Arts, $5,000; Simmons Lawn Co., $8,715; Marquez Boots, $5,000; Jalisco Auto Sales, $10,000; gimMee Oils LLC, $5,000; Si se puede Auto Sales, $10,000; Excel Lighting and Sign, $10,000; Display Studios Inc., $10,000; Dr. Steven D. Pendleton DDS, $10,000; S&W Sports Enterprises LLC, doing business as Varsity Sports, $10,000; New West Presentations Inc., $10,000; Flores Ruiz Porraz LLC, $10,000; MK Hair & Nail, $10,000; Beautiful Outdoors, $20,000; Byrd’s Dance and Gymnastics, $10,000; Fireman Transport, $10,000; Kansas City Catering Inc., $10,000; Club 403 Enterprises LLC, $10,000; Ms. Lyndzs Dance and Acrobats, $10,000; MeMa’s Bakery, $10,000; Shree Madhava Management Inc., $10,000; El Taquito Tortilleria, $10,000; Club Sparks, $10,000; Karen’s Country Kitchen, $10,000; El Tenedor KC LLC, $10,000; Borberg Pizzeria Inc. doing business as Chiusano’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, $10,000; Gina’s Braiding Lounge, $10,000;

Beautiful Beginnings Early Childhood Education Center, $10,000;Voler Thieves of Flight $10,000; Rosie’s Dance Academy, $6,897; Kansas City Testing and Engineering, $20,000; Backstage Barbershop Inc., $10,000; Avenues Classics LLC, $10,000; Turner Dental Group, $10,000; Amazing Smiles of Kansas City LLC, $10,000; Wise Writers and Speakers, $10,000; ThermaRoll Leaf Inc., $10,000; KC Bowl Inc., $20,000; Free Parking LLC, $10,000; Ed’s Trophies and Awards, $10,000; Schultz Bros. Electric Co. Inc., $10,000; Evap Tech Inc., $20,000; Keyimpact Studios, $10,000; Cano’s Barbershop, $9,690; John’s Java and Jazz, $10,000; Infusion Designs, $10,000; HT’s Barber and Beauty Salon, $6,100; Seal of Fun Daycare, $8,000; Coreslab Structures Kansas Inc., $10,000; L&B Breit Inc., $10,000; Vada’s Little Lamb, $10,000; Rental City Inc., $10,000 Elevate Bar and Grill, $10,000; Sportsman Barbershop, $10,000; Colonial Club LLC, $10,000; The McLaughlin Law Firm, $2,100; LED Direct LLC, $10,000; Hydeman Company, $10,000; Avis Rental Car KC LLC, $10,000;

Quality Litho Inc., $5,000; Empire Candle Co LLC, $10,000; CAPO Group LLC doing business as Image 360, $10,000; My Design and Parts LLC, $10,000; Smallwood Lock Supply Inc., $1,925; D Rockey Holdings Inc. doing business as Eagle Products, $10,000; RampUp Labor LLC, $10,000; Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que Inc., $10,000; SureShow Inc., $5,000; Delaware Highlands Assistied Living LLC, $10,000; Gunter Construction Co., $10,000; Plastic Packaging Technologies LLC, $10,000; PMC Inc., doing business as KC Scaffold, $10,000; Best Harvest Bakeries, $10,000; Constable Inc., $5,000; KS Granite House LLC, $6,838; Missouri Door Co., $10,000; Design mechanical Inc., $10,000; Italian Delight of Kansas City Inc., $10,000; AirFixture LLC, $10,000; and Southern Care Daycare, $2,400.

UG committees to meet tonight

Two Unified Government committees are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in a remote Zoom meeting.

The Public Works and Safety Committee will begin at 5 p.m.

On the agenda are:

• A resolution for Safe Routes to School, for the Carl B. Bruce Middle School and Caruthers Elementary School.

• An addition to the agreement between the UG and Bonner Springs to provide street maintenance and emergency services to the unincorporated area of Loring next year.

• A report on building permits in 2019.

• A presentation on the trail network development project, with staff seeking direction on which trail to fund.

• A presentation on the 5-year capital maintenance and improvement program, with commissioners asked for their opinions on the program projects.

• An appearance by Paul Collins, on the public agenda, about the policy on renting boat slips at Wyandotte County Lake.

The Administration and Human Services Committee will meet after the PWS Committee.

On the agenda:

  • An update on CARES Act funding.

The meetings are on Zoom, at
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The meetings also are expected to be shown on UGTV on cable television and on YouTube.
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