a used vehicle
Application for a title must originate in the office of the
local County Treasurer. The local County Treasurer is
determined by where the vehicle is garaged. Military
or full-time college students may register at their legal
residence or their stationed address.
A vehicle must be registered within 30 days from date of purchase.
Documents required are:
assigned title (notarization is no longer required in KS.)
2. Kansas sales tax receipt is required when purchased from
a Kansas dealer.
3. Bill of Sale when purchased from an individual or out-of-state
4. Driver's License
5. A Motor Vehicle Examination (MVE-1) on out-of-state titles
from the Kansas Highway Patrol. The Highway Patrol
is located at 1821 Frontier Road, Hays, KS. Office
hours for MVE-1 examinations are Monday thru Friday, 9:30-12:00
noon. The following are required for the MVE-1 examination:
b. Title (or faxed copy-certified from the Treasurer’s
c. The owner’s driver’s license.
d. $20 cash
liability proof of active insurance
7. Transfer of Death (TOD) party’s name and address
if desired on title.
8. Lien release if lien shows on the seller’s title
(notarization is no longer required in KS).
State of Kansas now holds, in electronic format, any title
that has a lien attached until the lien is paid off.
Transfer of License Plates
The new vehicle must be registered in the same name as the
old vehicle. Names allowed to be added are: parents,
spouse and legal age child. Any other name being added
requires the purchase of new plates; old plates may be surrendered
to the local County Treasurer for a refund. A refund
is determined by the remaining full months of a registration,
only on the property tax and totaling more than $5.
Should you have questions concerning a refund, call your local
County Treasurer. For inquiries with the Ellis County
Treasurer call 785-628-9465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The original vehicle must be disposed of and the registration
or license plate number from said vehicle must be presented.
Also required is the name of the purchaser of the original