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 percent 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.
The State of Kansas does not require vehicle emissions testing.
- 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 one 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.
To arrange for a VIN inspection of your vehicle, contact the appropriate Troop location (listed below) for information on inspection hours and locations.
Troop A Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Douglas Tate
VIN Inspector Supervisor Melissa Gibbs
Troop B Motor Vehicle Enforcement
LT Dave Bogina
Technical Trooper Josh MacEwan
Troop C Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Master Trooper Rodney Osland
Troop D Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Gerald Stritt
Troop E Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Jeff Knobbe
Troop F Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Raul Carrillo
VIN Inspector James Stancer
Troop H Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Daniel Smith