Douglas Tag Office
2525 W. Douglas. Wichita 67213
Contact the Treasurer's Office
of Kansas requires inspections for all out-of-state titles for used vehicles (and
Kansas non-highway, salvage, affidavits and bill of sale titled vehicles). The fee is $20.00
and cash is preferred. The inspection locations
and hours are as follows:
The Kansas Highway Patrol is no longer providing out of state VIN inspections
at any of the substations. Out-of-State titles, requiring inspection which are
NOT "Salvage", "Rebuilt Salvage", or using an affidavit or bill of sale are done
at the Main Tag Office located at 2525 W. Douglas, Wichita, Ks.
Kansas Titles with the branding of Salvage or Out-of-State titles with the
branding of Salvage or Rebuilt Salvage and using an affidavit or bill of sale
for an inspection will be performed at the Kansas Highway Patrol inspection
office located at:
1900 E. Tigua (Kechi)
HWY 254 and Rock Rd.
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
2525 W. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67213
Phone: (316) 660-9110
Who needs an inspection?
Vehicles with out-of-state titles
Salvage titled vehicles being put back to highway status
Kansas non-highway titled vehicles being put back to
Affidavit titled vehicles
Bill of sale titled vehicles
What do I need to bring?
Vehicle to be inspected
Title to the vehicle. If the title is held out of state by
a lender, a faxed copy of the front and back of the title will be accepted
only if it is faxed directly from the lien holder to the Main Tag Office @
316-262-4761. The received fax must be stamped at the information desk
before proceeding to the Highway Patrol for inspection. ANY OTHER COPIES
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Valid driver's license.
$20.00 cash inspection fee for non highway, affidavit titled vehicles,
bill of sale titled vehicles, $25.00
for salvage title inspection.
If salvage vehicle, all receipts for major component parts
or a photocopy of parts car title.
Proof of insurance will be needed to register the vehicle.
Kansas law requires that before an application for a Kansas title and/or
registration can be accepted for a vehicle or trailer currently titled in
another jurisdiction, the vehicle and the out-of-state title or ownership
document must be inspected to ensure that vehicle identification number shown on
the foreign title is genuine and agrees with the identification number on the
vehicle or trailer. These procedures allow out-of-state inspections in lieu of a
Kansas inspection and issuance of an MVE-1 form when the owner and the vehicle
or trailer is out-of-state.
To qualify for using an out-of-state inspection in lieu of the MVE-1 an
individual must meet one of the following requirements:
A Kansas resident who is on active military duty stationed
out of state.
A Kansas resident who is attending an out-of-state college
A Kansas resident who is temporarily out of state, such as working on a short-term basis
will require Kansas MVE-1 when vehicle is returned to Kansas..
Any out-of-state title application for Kansas apportioned
registration that requires a VIN inspection (MVE-1) and the vehicle is
not in Kansas.
Out-of-State VIN Verification Form
To comply with Kansas law, K.S.A. 8-116a, one of the following two options
must be met prior to making application for title and/or registration in the
state of Kansas.
Option 1 – State has VIN Verification/Inspection Program
In states that have a VIN verification (inspection)
programs similar to Kansas, you may have your vehicle inspected and
documented on an that state’s VIN verification form, completed in its
entirety. You should contact the State Patrol or the motor vehicle office in
that state to determine the time of operation and location of the inspection
The examiner should examine the out-of-state title
document for authenticity. The title must be free of erasures, whiteout, or
altered data. (A faxed copy of the front and back of the title from the lien
holder will be accepted.)
The examiner should examine and record the public vehicle
identification number as it appears on the vehicle or trailer onto the
out-of-state inspection form.
The examiner should compare the public vehicle
identification number on the vehicle to the VIN number on the title
Option 2 – State Does Not Have VIN Verification/Inspection Program
In states that do not have a VIN verification program similar to Kansas,
you may have the VIN verification completed in the following manner.
The VIN verification inspection must be performed by a law enforcement
official, and recorded on that law enforcement agency’s letterhead. The
following information must be provided:
Date of Inspection
Vehicle Identification Number
Year and Make of Vehicle
Odometer Mileage (If odometer discrepancy, please
explain in detail)
Owner's name and complete address
Title State and Title Number
Signature of officer performing the inspection
Officer's department and badge number
The law enforcement officer should examine the out-of-state title for
authenticity. The out-of-state title must be free of erasures, whiteout,
or altered data. (A faxed copy of the front and back of the title will
be accepted only if it is faxed directly from the lien holder to the Main
Tag Office @ 316-262-4761. The received fax must be stamped at the
information desk before proceeding to the Highway Patrol for inspection. ANY
OTHER COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)
The law enforcement official must compare the public identification
number on the vehicle to the VIN number on the title document.
Military: VIN verification inspections performed for military
personnel may be conducted on a military installation by a military police
officer. Item #3 (above) must be documented on official military police
letterhead or document.
If during the VIN verification procedure, a discrepancy is determined with
either the vehicle identification number or the title document further
documentation may be required by the State of Kansas.
In both options 1 and 2, the examiner or law enforcement officer's signature
will certify that he or she has physically examined the vehicle and title
described on the form or letter and the information is true and correct to the
best of his or her knowledge, and verify that no stolen record was found in the
Federal States vehicle files (NCIC).
There will be no fee collected for the State of Kansas for out-of-state
inspections documented on out-of-state forms or out-of-state letters.
Any correspondence or questions pertaining to out-of-state VIN verification
shall be mailed to:
Kansas Department of Revenue
Division of Vehicles
Titles and Registrations Bureau
915 SW Harrison
Topeka, Kansas 66626-0001
Atten.: Out-of-State VIN Verification Desk
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