A Kansas motor vehicle bill of sale is used to document an amount of money exchanged between the buyer and the seller of a vehicle. In Kansas, transfer of ownership can only be accomplished via the reassignment of the vehicle title, (can be carried out at a County Treasurer’s Office). The sole exception to this rule applies to the purchasing of an antique vehicle that has no title (one that is at least thirty-five years old); in this case, ownership may be handed-over using a completed bill of sale.
Kansas Vehicle Registration
In Kansas, residents must register their vehicles within sixty (60) days from the date of purchase (the date on which the title was assigned to them). The owner of a newly purchased vehicle will need to carry out the following steps:
- Locate the local County Treasurer’s Office.
- Present the following documents:
- Vehicle title signed by both buyer and seller with odometer reading, purchase price, and date of sale;
- Completed Title and Registration Application (TR-212a);
- Proof of insurance; and
- Sales tax receipt (if applicable).
- Pay property tax (unless applying for temporary plate) and sales tax (if applicable).
- Pay registration fees.