registration summary presents an overview of boat titling, registration,
loan perfection, and operational requirements for the State of
Kansas. More detailed information, forms, guidelines, and other resources are obtainable by downloading a
Boat Registration Kit
for this state. You will also find an extensive listing of general
purpose boat and trailer registration forms on our Forms
Please visit our
State page for additional
articles and information about registering or titling boats, trailers,
and outboard motors.
The information presented here is subject to change and should be
confirmed with the respective state agency.
Boat Registration Statistics
There are approximately 88,041 boats registered in Kansas. This
state ranks 35th among nationwide boat registrations.
registration prefix for Kansas is "KS".
||Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
is required on all boats powered by motor or sail. Coast Guard
documented vessels are subject to registration. Registrations
must be renewed every 2 years.
not issue boat titles, this is a registration only state.
Boat Registration Records
|| Boat records are maintained indefinitely
in the State of Kansas. Detailed information on how to obtain
verbal and written reports can be found in our
kit for this state.
applies to boat transactions. Personal property taxes are levied
interest on a non-documented boat in Alabama is perfected with a UCC
financing statement. If the vessel is Coast Guard documented, a
preferred vessel mortgage must be recorded with the National
Vessel Documentation Center.
ownership methods are not designated on boat registrations in
may apply for a registration if the boat is located within the
State of Kansas.
abandonment, theft, or destruction of a Kansas registered boat
must be reported to the Marine Police Division within 15 days.
identification number inspections are not required in Kansas.
not issue title or registration certificates on outboard motors.
registrations and titles are required on all boats weighing over
2,000 lbs. in Kansas. These are optional for those weighing
notaries serve 4 year terms and must post a $7,500 bond. The
notary must affix an embossed or inked stamp seal to to all
are Coast Guard documented or registered in another state are
a visitation period of 60 days.