Vehicle Identification Number Inspections


Baldwin City Police Department has been authorized, by the Kansas Highway Patrol, to complete a Motor Vehicle Enforcement Procedure (VIN Inspection). 


For people that wish to register a vehicle or trailer, in the state of Kansas, that has previously been registered in another state. All vehicles and trailers that have out of state titles must have a completed Kansas Highway Patrol Vehicle Examination Certificate, MVE-1, in order to obtain a new Kansas Tag.


An inspection can be obtained by bringing the vehicle, title, and $20 to the police department, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon; and 1 to 5 p.m. The person bringing in the vehicle needs to have their driver’s license with them. That person does not need to be the owner. The city will accept credit cards or cash.


If your loan company will not provide the actual title for the vehicle, a copy of the original title must be faxed directly to the Baldwin City Police Department. Copies that have been sent to the county treasurer that is registering the vehicle will be accepted if stamped by that counties treasurer’s office.

Antique Vehicles

If you wish to have an antique vehicle inspected, the vehicle must be totally original. If it has any obvious body work, paint, motor replacement, or aftermarket additions (including wheels), the vehicle must be taken to a Kansas Highway Patrol Inspector for the VIN verification.