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Kansas Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

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The Kansas Vehicle Bill of Sale is a legal document that in most cases is required as part of the registration process of a motor vehicle. This document will offer information with regard to the vehicle needed to prove change of ownership, the legal sale and purchase, and more required information needed to prove what is needed to protect both the seller and the buyer as well, it provides all of the information required by the state to title and register the vehicle. This document must be notarized, therefore, it’s recommended that all signing parties not place any signatures prior to the witness of the notary public.

Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form TR59) – Required when transferring title (ownership) at a County Treasurer’s Office.

Register a Vehicle in Kansas

In the state of Kansas, you must register your vehicle within 60 days of purchase or acquisition. If you intend to drive the vehicle on Kansas roads, streets or highways, you must purchase a 60-day temporary tag for your vehicle at the county treasurer’s office if the vehicle has been purchased from a private party or been gifted. If one purchases a vehicle from a dealership in Kansas, the dealership will submit all of your necessary documents for you, with regard to your registration.

Where to Register – To register a vehicle from out of state or from a purchase made by a private party, you must appear in person at your local County Treasurer’s Office

Needed to Register – You will need to appear in person at your County Treasurer’s Office with the following documents:

  • A vehicle title that has been legally signed into your name
  • A bill of sale
  • If the vehicle has been purchased outside of the state, you will need to have an inspection performed and present a passing Motor Vehicle Examination Certificate (Form MVE-1)
  • A completed Kansas Title and Registration Manual Application
  • A driver’s license identification
  • You must be prepared to pay all registration fees at the time of registration

How To Write

Step 1 – Seller and Buyer Information – Enter the following:

  • The Seller – 
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State

Step 2 – Vehicle Details – Enter the details of the vehicle:

  • Make
  • Type/Model
  • Year
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Color
  • Odometer Reading (In miles)
  • Will the Title be included in the sale?  (Check Yes or No)

Step 3 – Trade/Purchase Price – Check any boxes that apply. Enter additional information if required:

  • If the first box is checked, the seller will only accept a monetary payment – Enter the worded dollar amount
  • Enter the dollar amount in numbers
  • Enter a date that the parties have agreed that payment will be made in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Provide the date that the document will be known as, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • If the seller and buyer agree that payment will be made at a later date, then provide the final acceptable date in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Other – If different arrangements have been agreed upon by the parties, enter the description of such an agreement (if extra room is required, feel free to add a sheet and attach it to the form
  • Check the box if the vehicle is intended to be a gift to the buyer
  • Check the last box if this will be a direct trade. Enter a brief description as to the conditions of the trade

Step 4 – Seller’s Disclosure – The seller should carefully read the statements in this section:

  • If there are any known defects with regard to the vehicle, enter a description into the form
  • If all signing parties are present before a notary, the seller may provide their signature, in agreement, on the “Seller’s Signature” line

Step 5 – Signatures – If all signatories are before a notary public and have been identified by the notary, provide the following:

  • The Seller –
  • Signature
  • Print Name
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Signature
  • Print Name
  • AND
  • The Witness –
  • Signature
  • Print Name

Step 6 – Notarization – Once the notary public has witnessed all of the signatures, she/he will complete the remainder of the form as required and affix their state seal.

  • Make copies to provide to all signatories for their records, supplying the original to the buyer

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