How to Title Your Auction Vehicle

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  1. Set up an appointment with a Missouri State Highway Patrol VIN inspection station. All VIN inspections are by appointment only. You must have the vehicle year, make, model and VIN information available when calling for an appointment. Local inspection stations are located at:

    • 1950 N.E. Independence Ave.
      Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
      Phone: (816) 622-0717
      Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
      Fridays: 8:30am - 3:00pm

    • 3525 North Belt Highway
      St. Joseph, MO 64506
      Phone: (816) 387-2345
      Tuesday: 8:00am - 2:30pm
      Thursday: 7:30am - 2:30pm


  2. Obtain a vehicle examination certificate, Missouri Department of Revenue Form 551, from a Motor Vehicle Bureau station. (See a sample form)

    Local Motor Vehicle Bureau stations:

    • 615 E. 13th St.
      Kansas City, MO 64106
      (816) 842-4100

    • Raytown Trafficway
      Raytown, MO 64133
      (816) 737-1100 3000

    • 6523 N. Cosby Ave.
      Kansas City, MO 64151
      (816) 584-8651

    • 1025 S.W. Jefferson St.
      Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
      (816) 524-6464

    • 16643 E. 23rd St.
      Independence, MO 64055
      (816) 252-7557

    • 3000 Burlington Ave.
      North Kansas City, MO 64116
      (816) 471-5280

    • 5943 N.E. Antioch Road
      Gladstone, MO 64118
      (816) 455-5100

    • 2023 W. Kansas St.
      Liberty, MO 64068
      (816) 407-9186


  3. Take Form 551 and the original bill of sale to the Missouri State Highway Patrol VIN inspection station. Once the vehicle has been inspected, you must mail the completed Form 551, original bill of sale, and a completed title application to the Missouri Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Bureau, P.O. Box 2076, Jefferson City, MO 65105.

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