Titling a Vehicle

Application for certificate of title and registration must be made through the County Treasurer's Office in the county of residence. To avoid penalty, vehicle registration must be made within 60 days from vehicle purchase, or if moving into Kansas, 90 days after establishing residency.

Required vehicle information to be presented to Coffey County Treasurer's Office:

Titling a used vehicle:

  1. Properly signed title.
  2. If the title is an out of state title, a VIN inspection is required. Inspection may be obtained from the Burlington City Police, Coffey County Sheriff (if not a Burlington city resident),  or the Kansas Highway Patrol (salvage or non-highway vehicles).
  3. Acceptable proof of insurance. This includes the following:
    • Certificate of insurance (policy)
    • Insurance card issued by an insurance company (it must show the vehicle identification number, make & year of vehicle, policy number, name of the insured and the effective and expiration date of the policy)
    • Certificate of self-insurance issued by the commissioner
    • Binder of insurance
    • Motor carrier ID number issued by the state corporation commission
    • A fleet policy
    • A commercial policy
  4. Sales Tax receipt, if Kansas Dealer. If not, a bill of sale required if amount of sale is not on back of title and County will collect sales tax.
  5. Application for title must be signed by the new owner.

Titling a new vehicle:

  1. Properly signed manufacturer's statement of origin (MSO).
  2. Acceptable proof of insurance. This includes the following:
    • Certificate of insurance (policy)
    • Insurance card issued by an insurance company (it must show the vehicle identification number, make & year of vehicle, policy number, name of the insured and the effective and expiration date of the policy
    • Certificate of self-insurance issued by the commissioner
    • Binder of insurance
    • Motor carrier ID number issued by the state corporation commission
    • A fleet policy
    • A commercial policy
  3. Sales Tax receipt, if Kansas Dealer. If out of state dealer, County will collect tax, and a bill of sale or invoice is required.
  4. Application for title must be signed by the new owner.

Transfer of license plate:

  1. Title or MSO and other forms as required for titling a new or used vehicle.
  2. Current registration receipt.
  3. Previous vehicle must be sold or traded within 60 days of new purchase.
  4. Name of buyer and sale date of previous vehicle.
  5. Assignment of name on new title must match name on previous vehicle registration.

E-Titles:

Beginning January 1, 2003, the Kansas Motor Vehicle Department began holding titles in an electronic format when there is a lien on the vehicle. When the lien is paid in full, the owner may bring a notarized lien release to the county treasurer's office and a title will be printed and sent to the owner. Some lienholders have the capability to release them electronically. Therefore, the owner needs to ask the lienholder if they will release the lien electronically, or if they will have to go through the county treasurer's office.

The above may not cover all situations. Other circumstances may cause the necessity for additional documents. Contact the Coffey County Treasurer's Office for more information.


Motor Vehicle Registration Fees

Fee Type
Fee
Title Fee $10.00
Transfer Fee $10.50
Registration

Autos less than 4500 lbs

$42.25

Autos over 4500 lbs

$52.25

12 M Trucks

$52.25

Motorcycles

$28.25

Motorbikes

$20.00
Trailers

2,000-8,000*

$47.25

8,001-12,000

$57.25

12,001 and over

$67.25

*If the weight of the trailer and the load combined is less than 2,000 pounds, registration is optional.

*If farm trailer, hauling the farmers own products, has a load of less than 6,000 pounds, registration is optional.

*For fees on trucks with gross weight of over 16,000 pounds, call the County Treasurer's office.


Property tax paid at time of registration/title application (exceptions Heavy Trucks, Trailers and Motorbikes). For an estimate, please visit Kansas Department of Revenue.

State Sales Tax when applicable: 6.5% if purchased in Coffey County with the exceptions of the City of Burlington at 8.5%, the City of Lebo at 7.5%, and the City of LeRoy at 7.5%. If purchased in a county or a city with local sales tax, the Treasurer's Office must collect that also.