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Kansas Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

Kansas Frequently Asked Questions

Kansas Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Kansas
How do you register a boat in Kansas?
In Kansas, you can register your boat in person at KDWPT offices for registration. In person at 3rd party vendors get a temporary that goes to Headquarters boat registration. Renewals are processed online only. You can also mail in applications.
Where do you register your boat in Kansas?
In Kansas, you register your boat at the KS Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Department
What boats are required to be registered in Kansas?
The following boats are required to be registered in Kansas: Any motorized or sail vessel; Documented vessels must be registered but will not be numbered.
What boats do not require registration in Kansas?
The following boats are not required to be registered in Kansas: • Sanctioned Race • Sculling • Manually propelled
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Kansas?
USCG documented boats are required to be registered in Kansas
How much does it cost to register a boat in Kansas?
To register a boat in Kansas, the fees are $32.50 for 3 years regardless of length.
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Kansas?
A duplicate boat registration in Kansas costs $12.50
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Kansas?
A duplicate boat decal in Kansas costs $12.5
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Kansas?
Transfering a boat registration in Kansas will cost you $32.50
Does Kansas title boats?
Boats are not titled in Kansas
Does Kansas require boat inspections?
The following boats require inspections in Kansas: • Any boat without a HIN after 1973 • Any boat where the HIN does not meet the HIN formats.
What is the sales tax rate for boats in Kansas?
Sales tax on boats varies by county but the norm is 7% in Kansas.
What is the sales tax cap for boats in Kansas?
In Kansas, the sales tax cap is 12%
Does Kansas have an annual tax on boats?
Kansas has an annual tax on boats of 5% of the appraised value X.
Helpful Links for Kansas:
Registration and Renewal Forms / Registering Your Boat / Boating / KDWP - KDWP

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