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1. When searching for title information, there are three locale inquiry
types (current, history, and work in process). What do each of these mean and
why can't I search for all with one search?
The data for the Motor Vehicle Title records are stored
in three different databases at KDOR. These are independent of each other and
there isn't a way to perform one search that encompasses all these combined.
Here is explanation of each type of locale inquiry to help with which one to
Work In Process:These are records that have been updated recently
and haven't been finalized or moved to the "current" database.
Current: These are current title, registration, and lien records.
History: These are historical title, registration, and lien records.
2. What is Opt Out?
Summary -- On September 13, 1994 the Driver Privacy Protection Act of 1994
was enacted into law, with its provisions becoming effective three years from
this enactment, September 13, 1997. The Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994,
required states to give residents the option to close their record information
to the public. The term generally used to quickly reference this change was
"Opt Out." In October of 1999, Congress amended the Driver's Privacy
Protection Act to require states to close all vehicle records to the generalpublic
and give residents the option to keep their records open. This amendment to
the law was effective June 1, 2000. The term generally used to quickly reference
this change was "Opt In." Only individuals who have certified their
eligibility in writing by completing a Certificate of Acceptable Use, like yourself,
are able to view motor vehicle records.
In order to obtain the record of persons who have opted out, you must complete
an Acceptable Use Certificate
sign and mail it to us at:
534 S Kansas Ave., Suite 1210
Topeka, KS 66603-3406
3. I used to be able to search for Driver's License and Title records by
name, but those search options are no longer there. Why have these been removed?
The Kansas Department of Revenue, Division
of Motor Vehicles
, and Kansas.gov
made the decision to eliminate the "index" search option based on our commitment
to increase the level of security and privacy for the citizens of Kansas.
As a result of federal legislation know as the Driver's Privacy Protection Act,
18 U.S.C. 2721 et seq. (DPPA), new restrictions on the disclosure of
personal information contained in the records of the Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV) came into effect. Under the DPPA, personal information can be disclosed
ONLY to certain categories of requestors, and for those permitted uses identified
in state statute.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Thank you for helping us protect the privacy of the citizens of Kansas