Kansas no longer issues titles when there is a lien on a vehicle. The title is held electronically in Topeka until the lien is released. The vehicle seller should provide four items to the buyer:
1. A copy of the current vehicle registration.
2. A lien release from the seller's financial institution.
3. A completed and signed Electronic Title Sales Agreement (Form TR-39a)
4. A completed and signed Power of Attorney and Odometer Disclosure for Electronic Title (Form TR-40)
With these four items, the buyer of the vehicle can immediately obtain a temporary tag for the vehicle. When the buyer receives the title in the mail it will be in the previous owner's name. The buyer will return to the tag office and can use the Power of Attorney form to sign off on the title, completing the transfer of ownership.