Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE)

Your local VIN Inspection station may be be temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Governor Laura Kelly declared an emergency in response to the growing COVID-19 outbreak in Kansas. While this declaration allows for the activation of the Kansas Emergency Response Plan, which is intended to increase communication and coordination within state agencies and between local, state and federal partners and units of government, it may temporarily impact the availability of VIN Inspections in your area.  We recommend you call before arrival.

To protect consumers, discourage auto theft, and prevent the trafficking of stolen auto parts, the Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) program conducts inspections on certain vehicles before they receive a Kansas title and registration. The mission of Troop V is to stop the flow of stolen vehicles in Kansas.

Statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation indicate that nearly 1.2 million vehicles, costing more than $7.5 billion dollars, are stolen nationwide each year. More than 30% of these stolen vehicles are never recovered.

Inspection Requirements

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspections are required in Kansas if:
  • A vehicle has a title from a state other than Kansas or a foreign country
  • A vehicle has been assembled, reconstructed, reconstituted, or restored from 1 or more vehicles
  • The proper identification number of a vehicle is in doubt
This inspection must be completed before the Kansas Department of Revenue will issue a license tag or title for the vehicle.

The VIN inspections are conducted by trained law enforcement personnel employed by the Patrol or designated law enforcement agencies across the state. The majority of these inspections are conducted at a fixed location in each county, but in special circumstances inspections may be done at the location the vehicle is being stored.

Arrange an Inspection

To arrange for a VIN inspection of your vehicle, locate your Trooper below or contact a VIN inspection station in your area.

Find a VIN Inspection station near you
Troop A Motor Vehicle Enforcement
 Technical Trooper Jason Mills
 Technical Trooper Ty Seibert
 Phone: 913-780-6058

Troop B Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Jason Leathers
Phone: 785-296-1346

Troop C Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Jeremy Bachura
Phone: 785-827-3065

Troop D Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Wayne Dotts
Phone: 785-625-3518

Troop E Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Keefe Hemel
Phone: 620-276-3201

Troop F Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Raul Carrillo
Phone: 316-744-0451

Troop H Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Jeff Scott
Phone: 620-431-2100
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