When you sell or buy a vehicle in the State of Kansas you’ll need a specific Bill of Sale – Affidavit of Purchase Price to certify the amount of money or value that was exchanged between the seller and buyer for a vehicle. Only antique vehicles (vehicle 35 years old or older) owned by a Kansas resident and located in the State of Kansas can have the ownership transferred (sold) by completing the Antique Vehicle Transfer of Ownership from the bottom of the form Affidavit of Purchase Price. All other vehicles sold by or purchased from a Kansas resident must have the ownership transferred (sold) by assigned title also.
The following information should appear on the Kansas Bill of Sale Form:
– Name and complete address of the seller.
– Name and complete address of the buyer.
– Vehicle description, including Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), make, year.
– Purchase price.
– Date of sale.
– Seller(s) hand printed name and signature.
– Buyer(s) hand printed name and signature.
The Kansas Department of Revenue – Division of Vehicles provides a state-specific Bill of Sale Form. There is also the required Odometer Disclosure Statement Form TR-59 that must accompany any vehicle 10 years old or newer. If you purchase a vehicle from a business or from a private party located outside of Kansas, you will still need the Affidavit of Purchase Form to be completed.
The seller and the buyer of the vehicle need to be sure that the back of the title has the signature and hand printed names of both seller and buyer. The purchase price of the vehicle should also be listed on the title.
It is very important that you get a clear title, with all the paperwork completed and the title signed off in the correct places. If you are a buyer on your way to meet a seller, have a copy of the Bill of Sale – Affidavit of Purchase to complete.
As a buyer it is mandatory that you double check to have all of your paperwork in place before you and the seller finalize the motor vehicle transaction. If you purchase a vehicle from a private party and later discover that there is a problem with the paperwork you must begin the process for a “quiet title action” if you cannot locate the seller anymore.
The buyer should know that all 1950 or newer antique vehicles sold on a Bill of Sale only must obtain an MVE-1 (Motor Vehicle Examination) issued by the Kansas Highway Patrol or their designee and submit the MVE-1 with this Bill of Sale Form when applying for antique title. Application for title must be made within 30 days of the purchase date in the county treasurer’s motor vehicle office in the county in which the vehicle will be located/garaged. Penalty will be assessed on and after the 31st day.
For more information go to Kansas Department of Revenue – Division of Vehicles
Kansas Department of Revenue collects taxes and fees, administers Kansas tax laws, issues a variety of licenses and provides assistance to Kansas citizens and units of government.
The Kansas Department of Revenue is committed to hard work every day for the people of Kansas and to treat the taxpayers, its employees and everyone with respect.