Vehicle Identification Number Inspection
Kansas law requires the Kansas Highway Patrol to inspect vehicles that were previously titled in another state to verify the identification number or VIN number on the vehicle is genuine and agrees with the VIN on the out-of-state title.
The inspection is required prior to the new vehicle owner applying for an original Kansas title.
When do I need a VIN inspection?
Vehicles recently purchased on a title from a state other than Kansas and vehicles transferred from another state must have a VIN inspection complete prior to titling and registering the vehicle in Kansas.
Vehicles that have been assembled or are homemade, are also required to be inspected. The inspection may require additional documentation regarding the history of the various parts used in the assembly and/or repair of the vehicle.
For more information, location times or additional inspection locations visit Kansas Highway Patrol Motor Vehicle Enforcement
What is required for the VIN inspection?
The following items must be presented to Kansas Highway Patrol to complete the inspection:
- Title and supporting documents (salvage, owner retain salvage, assembled vehicles)
- Valid Driver’s License for person presenting vehicle for inspection
If the vehicle is not currently registered, visit our License Plates and Permits page to find out how to get a 1-Day Permit.
Once the VIN inspection is complete, you will need to title and register the vehicle. For more information, visit
How do I arrange a VIN inspection?
The Kansas Highway Patrol website has up-to-date content with a location lookup by county:
- Kansas Highway Patrol Motor Vehicle Enforcement
- Kansas Highway Patrol – VIN Frequently Asked Questions
- Note: The State of Kansas does not require emissions testing.
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