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Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE)

Inspection Requirements

VIN Coordinators and Inspectors by Troop

VIN Inspection Services by County

Inspecting an Antique Vehicle

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.

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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspections are required in Kansas if:

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.

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State Motor Vehicle Enforcement Coordinator
Technical Trooper Casey Simoneau
122 S.W. 7th
Topeka, KS 66603

Troop A Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Dave Albers

Troop B Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Josh MacEwan

Troop C Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Rodney Osland

Troop D Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Wayne Dotts

Troop E Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Jeff Knobbe

Troop F Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper Raul Carrillo

Troop H Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Technical Trooper John Keene