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How do I register my out-of-state vehicle?

What is needed to register when I am moving from another state?

You will need to take the vehicle and the title* for the vehicle to a Kansas motor vehicle inspection station and obtain a Motor Vehicle Examination (form MVE-1) before going to the county treasurer's motor vehicle office. Contact the county treasurer's office or check the Kansas Highway Patrol at http://www.kansashighwaypatrol.org/BusinessDirectoryii.aspx?lngBusinessCategoryID=76 concerning the location and hours of operation of the inspection station. Take the title*, the pink copy of the MVE- 1 and proof of insurance with you to the county treasurer's motor vehicle office to make application for a Kansas title and registration. Each county has their own mill levy for personal property taxes so you will need to contact the county treasurer's office to determine the total amount of fees and taxes due.

*If the title is being held by your lien holder or if the vehicle is being leased, the lien holder or leasing company will need to fax the front and back of the title to the county treasurer's office or the motor vehicle inspection station. The faxed copies will be used to complete the motor vehicle examination resulting in the issuance of an MVE-1. Take proof of insurance, the pink copy of the MVE-1, the copies of the front and back of the title, and a current valid registration receipt from the state in which the vehicle was last registered to the county treasurer's motor vehicle office and make application for title and registration. If the paperwork is complete, a license plate will be issued at that time. The Treasurer's office will send a letter to the lien holder or leasing company requesting they surrender the title they are holding to the Treasurer's office. A new Kansas title will be issued and mailed back to leasing company, if there is no lien holder. If there is a lien on the vehicle, the title will be held electronically until the lien is released. If the lien holder or leasing company will not surrender the title, the applicant and the lien holder or leasing company will need to work out a way for the title to be surrendered, or the registration will not be renewed. The vehicle cannot be operated without valid/current registration.

If the title is being held electronically by another state, the current valid registration receipt from the state in which the vehicle was last registered will be used as proof of ownership for accepting the application for title and registration. The Treasurer's office will correspond with the lien holder and/or the other state to request the title be surrendered to the Treasurer's office. If the title is not surrendered, the applicant and the lien holder or leasing company will need to work out a way for the title to be surrendered, or the registration will not be renewed. The vehicle cannot be operated without valid/current registration.

NOTE: You will have 60 days from the date the letter is sent to the lien holder requesting the title to complete the application for title. (If there are other issues with the application, a letter will be mailed to the applicant to resolve the problem(s).) After 60 days, the registration (license plate) will not be renewed until the title application is completed (all requested information is received). It is the applicant's/owner's responsibility to ensure the title is surrendered to the Treasurer's office by the lien holder.