Boats - Motors - Trailers / Jet Skis

After the purchase of a new, used or gifted watercraft, it is required that you present your bill of sale, title and any other documentation to the Appraiser's Office.  You will need to know the specific models of your watercraft, motors and trailers.  If these are not known, please inform the personal property appraiser.  The more detailed information you provide the more accurately your property will be valued.

Once the watercraft has been valued, the appraiser will send out a valuation notice listing the appraised and assessed value.  The assessed value is then multiplied by the current year's mill levy (which is established in late October) to determine your tax dollars.  The taxes are paid in arrears for the calendar year.   Please contact the appraisers office with any questions.

Helpful Resources


Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

Registering Your Boat with Wildlife and Parks