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Vehicle Titling

A Recent Vehicle Purchase: Titling & Registration

Kansas law requires that a motor vehicle must be titled in the state and county where the vehicle is garaged. Motor vehicles cannot be legally operated without a title. Kansas law also requires a vehicle to be registered with display of a tag or plate along with the corresponding decals.  Newly purchased vehicles must be registered within 60 days of the purchase of the vehicle.

Title and register your recently purchased vehicle without having to wait in line! Review the Title Drop Off Service Application completely and fill out the application sections. Gather all required documents as outlined in the application and put all original documents in an envelope addressed to Johnson County Motor Vehicle. Take your envelope with all the required documents and place it in one of our convenient and secure drop off boxes located outside of our Motor Vehicle Office front entrances:

  • Mission Motor Vehicle: 6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission, KS 66202
  • Olathe Motor Vehicle: 782 N Ridgeview Rd, Olathe, KS 66061

You can also mail envelopes to Johnson County Motor Vehicle at 6000 Lamar Ave., Suite 100, Mission, KS 66202.

If you have questions about this process, please review our Frequent Questions page.

Vehicle Inspection Information

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 owner applying for an original Kansas title.

Vehicles that have been issued a Kansas non-highway title or Kansas salvage title, as well as 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 www.KansasHighwayPatrol.org.

The following items must be presented to complete the inspection:

  • Vehicle, Title and/or supporting documents (salvage, owner retain salvage, assembled vehicles)
  • Valid Driver’s License for person presenting vehicle for inspection
  • Inspection Fee (Payable by cash (preferred), check, Visa or MasterCard) ◦$20 for regular MVE-1 inspection and $25 for salvage/prior or rebuilt salvage

Vehicle Inspection Locations and Phone Numbers:

  • Kansas City Office - 913-334-9604
    7330 I-70, Exit 415, Kansas City, KS 66112
  • Lamar Office - 913-677-5276
    3101 S. 24th Street, Kansas City, KS 66106
  • Olathe Office - 913-780-6058
    395 E. Dennis, Olathe, KS 66061


Pay Title Drop Invoice

As a courtesy, your transaction will be processed within 14 days of receipt of your application.  Once processed, your registration receipt and decal, itemized statement receipt, and invoice with payment instructions will be mailed to you.  To pay an outstanding Title Drop invoice, please visit https://www.billerpayments.com/app/guestpayui/index.html?bsn=jcdmv#/guestpay/payment.  Once you’ve clicked the link, please enter the account number and last six digits of the VIN, both of which are listed on the invoice that was mailed to you.  Then select Continue to proceed. For questions, please contact [email protected].  


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Information Disclaimer Page

Johnson County makes every effort to produce and publish the most current and accurate information possible. This public information is furnished as a public service. The information must be accepted and used by the recipient with the understanding that the data was developed and collected for the purpose of automating our customer line management system.

Estimated wait times may vary based on the number of customers who place themselves in line online and who walk-in to our offices.

This online service may open and close throughout the day based on the number of customers to be served in line. Our walk-in office hours at both Mission and Olathe DMV are Monday thru Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, excluding county designated holidays.

Standard text messaging rates may apply when using this service.


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El condado de Johnson hace cada esfuerzo para producer y publicar la más reciente y exacta información possible. Esta información es publicada como servicio a la comunidad. Esta información tiene que ser aceptada y utilizada por el recibidor con el entendimiento de que los datos fueron desarrollados y fueron reunidos para el propósito de automatizar nuestro sistema de gestión de línea de cliente.

Los tiempos estimados de espera pueden variar basado en el número de clientes que se colocan a sí mismo en la línea por medio del Internet y por quienes tienen acceso directo a nuestras oficinas.

Este servicio en línea puede abrir y cerrar a través del día (durante el día) basado en el número de clientes que se atienden en línea. Nuestras horas de oficina con acceso directo en la oficina de Mission y también en Olathe departamento de Automóviles son Lunes a Viernes 7:30am – 4:00pm, excluyendo días de vacaciones designado por el condado de Johnson.

Cargos por Mensajería estándar de texto pueden aplicar cuando se utiliza este servicio.

Johnson County residents have this to say about the Title Drop Off Service:

“I LOVE this option! Very easy to use and super convenient!”

“It was nice to be able to drop it off and not wait in line! Thank you!”

“Very easy and very safe way to register a vehicle”.