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    Selling Requirements

    You must complete all required information on the vehicle's title, except, obviously, the buyer's printed name and signature. An odometer reading is required if the vehicle is 10 years old or newer. If there's no room on the title to include price, you then must also complete the state's two-page bill of sale.

    And, if applicable, be sure that all liens have been removed from the title.

    Selling a Car Without a Title

    If you're missing the title, you must prove that there is no lien. Your registration receipt will serve as solid evidence. But if you're also missing the registration receipt, you will need to apply for a new one. If your registration has expired, you will also need a verification (a Kansas term for a "vehicle record") from your county treasurer. If the registration receipt or verification prove there is no lien, you can then apply for a duplicate title and continue with the sale.

    Also see the Kansas Department of Revenue's FAQs for additional details about how to sell or buy a vehicle without a title in hand.

    Buying or Selling a Car Without a Registration

    You do not need your vehicle's registration to sell it. Only the title is mandatory.

    Notice of Release and Transfer of Liability

    You can notify the state by surrendering your plates to your county treasurer. Or, if you prefer, by mailing a Notification of Sale form along with a $10 filing fee (check only) to:

    • Department of Revenue
    • Division of Vehicles
    • 915 SW Harrison
    • Topeka, Kansas 66626-0001

    Bill of Sale

    A bill of sale is only required in certain situations (see Selling Requirements above). However, it's always smart to keep a bill of sale for your files. You can, if needed, conveniently download a generic copy from our Bill of Sale page.

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