Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE)

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.

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.

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, contact the appropriate Troop location for information on inspection hours and locations:
  • State Motor Vehicle Enforcement Coordinator
    Lieutenant Brian Basore
    Phone: 785-296-6800

  • Troop A Motor Vehicle Enforcement
    Technical Trooper Dave Albers
    Phone: 913-780-6058

  • Troop B Motor Vehicle Enforcement
    Technical Trooper Josh MacEwan
    Phone: 785-296-3102

  • Troop C Motor Vehicle Enforcement
    Technical Trooper Rodney Osland
    Phone: 785-827-3065

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

  • Troop E Motor Vehicle Enforcement
    Technical Trooper Jeff Knobbe
    Phone: 620-276-3201

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

  • Troop H Motor Vehicle Enforcement
    Technical Trooper John Keene
    Phone: 620-431-2100