Kansas Department of Revenue

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The 2002 Kansas Legislature authorized electronic lien and title by passing Senate Bill 449, making Kansas a paperless title state.

As of January 1, 2003, Kansas vehicle owners who borrow money for their cars, trucks, motorcycles, trailers and other motor vehicles will not receive printed, paper titles. If there is a lien on a vehicle, the Kansas Department of Revenue's Division of Vehicles will hold the title electronically, until the lien is satisfied.

The Kansas Motor Vehicle Electronic Lien Filing and Release System will allow electronic Notice of Security Interest filings, Lien Releases, Notice of Security Interest Cancellations, Notice of Security Interest Inquiries and filing of No Security Interest Statements on vehicles.

Electronic Liens and Title (ELT) Paperless Method

The Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) on-line process is the method by which the Division of Vehicles (DOV) and authorized lienholders can exchange essential vehicle, lien and title information. Once the lien has been satisfied, the lienholder sends the DOV an electronic message releasing the lien. The DOV will then print and mail the title without the lien to the owner, purchaser, dealer or financial institution requesting special mailing instructions.

The ELT advantages include:

  • additional security and fraud protection
  • reduced postage costs
  • reduced printing costs of secure title forms
  • quicker data exchanges
  • more accurate vehicle records
  • simplified procedures for lost documents

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