How to Transfer a Car Title in Kansas

To introduce a car title in the state of Kansas, it’s a good idea to read these instructions, locate all the appropriate lines on the title, and read any instructions on the title before you start filling in the information.

Turn to the back of your Kansas title and look at the top.

  1. On the very top line, write in the buyer’s name and full address.
  2. On the line that says “Odometer reading,” write in the vehicle’s current mileage.
  3. Very close to the odometer reading line is a line that says, “Signature(s) of seller(s).” The seller should sign their name there. If there are two sellers, they will both need to sign on the same line.
  4. The seller should also write the date on the same line.
  5. Right next to the signature line is a line where the seller(s) should print their name(s).
  6. The next set of lines is for a notary public to fill out. Note that while Kansas titles can be notarized, this is not required.
  7. On the next line, the buyer should sign the title where it says “Signature of the buyer(s).” Again, if there are two buyers, they both need to fit their signatures on the line. The buyer(s) should print their name(s) next to that.

For more information about transferring a car title in Kansas, visit the Department of Revenue website.

How to apply for a replacement title in Kansas?

Listed below are the six main steps on how to apply for a replacement title in Kansas.

  • Determine whether there is a lien on the title by looking at the latest registration receipt for the vehicle.
  • If there is a lienholder on the title, The Division of Vehicles won't issue a duplicate title.
  • A lien release is necessary before the duplicate title is issued.
  • Once the lien release has occurred and there is no lien holder on the vehicle, a duplicate title application is to be filled out at a County Treasurers Motor Vehicle Office or mailed
  • You'll need to fill out the year, make, ID number, owner name, and current odometer reading.
  • There is a $10 title fee and $3 application fee for a repossession title.