Auto Repair Starter Kit

Auto Repair

The Auto Repair Starter Kit provides information on starting an auto repair shop in Kansas. The kit is not intended to serve as legal or tax advice and should not be taken as such. If you have any legal or tax questions, please consult an attorney, accountant, or business counselor for additional guidance. In addition to the information provided below, review the steps necessary for Starting a Business in Kansas.



Generally, the State of Kansas does not require specific licenses or permits for an auto repair shop.  Starting an auto repair shop only requires the business to complete the steps under Start a Business. However, prospective auto repair shop owners should check with the city or county in which the business is located regarding any special licensing or permitting that may be required. See the Licenses and Permits section below for additional requirements.

Related Documents & Forms

For information about whether purchases associated with operating an auto repair shop are tax exempt, please visit:

Licenses and Permits

Depending upon the size and types of services your business will provide, environmental permits may be necessary. To learn more or to determine if an environmental permit is needed for your business please visit:

Please note that there are separate licenses, permits, and other legal requirements for buying or selling vehicles, disposing of tires, operating a wrecking yard, and other vehicle related businesses. To learn more about these requirements visit the Kansas Department of Revenue at and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at