A Kansas boat bill of sale is a form that documents the purchase of a vessel in a private transaction (without a dealership). The bill defines the sales date, purchase price, and the contact information of the buyer and seller. It also describes the vessel itself by identifying its year, make, model, hull identification number (HIN), and length. The parties should review the bill of sale to ensure accuracy before signing the document to finalize the transaction. If the vessel is propelled by a motor or sail, it must be registered with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism immediately following the sale.
Kansas Boat Registration
Any boat power by a motor or sail must be registered with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. New owners can register in-person by filing an Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating Act Form with a State Park, Administrative Office, or a Boat Registration Agent. In addition to the application, the boat’s owner will need to provide the following:
- Driver’s license.
- Social Security number or KDWP number.
- Bill of sale containing the following:
- Names and addresses of the buyer and seller;
- Signatures of the buyer and seller;
- Hull ID number;
- Boat registration number (if one already exists);
- Purchase date; and
- Purchase amount.
- Payment for the $42.50 registration fee.
To register by mail, the boat’s owner must send their filing packet to the following address:
KDWPT Pratt Operations Office
ATTN: Boat Registration
512 SE 25th Ave.
Pratt, KS 67124