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    One might wonder, at first glance, why it is so important to keep track of your paperwork, make sure that everything you purchase matches the numbers listed on the receipt or invoice without exception and why it can be so difficult to register a custom-built vehicle.

    Sadly, it has to do with the million and more motor vehicles that are stolen each year in the United States. In order to protect consumers, cut down on auto theft and put a damper on the multi-million dollar stolen parts business, the DMV, along with the Kansas Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) program conducts of the Kansas Highway Patrol, make inspections on certain types of vehicles before they are determined eligible for a title and registration in Kansas.

    Inspections

    Here is a list of the vehicles in Kansas that are required to undergo a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspection before being titled and registered:

    • The title of the vehicle originated in a state other than Kansas or it came from a foreign country.
    • The vehicle in question has been built, restored, or reconstructed using parts from multiple vehicles.
    • There is a question as to the validity of the VIN.

    The inspections are conducted by members of the Kansas Highway Patrol. If your car passes inspection, you will receive a Vehicle Inspection Form (MVE-1) confirming that the vehicle's VIN is correct and genuine, and that it does agree with the number shown on your title.

    You must bring the vehicle, along with the title, your driver's license and a way to pay the inspections fee. You may use cash, Visa, or MasterCard.

    Inspection Fees

    • $20 for regular MVE-1 inspection.
    • $25 for Salvage/Prior Salvage/Rebuilt Salvage.

    Locations and Hours

    If your vehicle is homemade, made from a kit or from salvaged pieces, or if there are any questions concerning the VIN, you will need to take it to the Olathe office for inspection. The hours for these inspections run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Because these inspection sites are liable to close with short notice, please call (913) 780-6058 in advance to confirm the inspection schedule.

    Olathe office
    395 East Dennis
    (913) 780-6058
    Hours: Monday through Friday
    7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for regular inspections
    8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for special inspections (Tuesday through Friday only)

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