Kansas Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form TR-41)
A Kansas motor vehicle power of attorney (Form TR-41) allows a person (the attorney-in-fact) to handle transactions for a vehicle owned by an individual or business. The attorney-in-fact can use the form to apply for a title and registration, transfer the title to another party, or tend to other vehicle-related matters. To complete the form, the owner must enter the car’s year, make, style, and vehicle identification number (VIN). The document becomes valid once the owner prints and signs their name.
If the vehicle has an active lien, the owner must include the name of one (or both) lienholders. Once the car sells, the owner (or assigned attorney-in-fact) must repay the lienholder in full. The attorney-in-fact cannot act as both the buyer and seller when disclosing mileage. Instead, the owner needs to complete a secured power of attorney. This step does not apply to exempt vehicles, such as heavy trucks or cars over ten (10) years old. Filling out a secured power of attorney ensures that the buyer or seller has accurately recorded the odometer reading.
Signing requirements: Vehicle owner must sign.
How to Write
Step 1 – Representative Name and Vehicle Description
Report the name of the attorney-in-fact (representative) on the first line provided. Then provide the car’s year, make, style (e.g., sedan), and VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).
Step 2 – Lienholder Information
If the car has an active lien, fill out the lienholder’s information. Skip this section if it does not apply.
Step 3 – Date and Owner Signature
The owner prints his/her name, signs, and writes the current date.