In accordance with K.S.A. 79-306e, the value of watercraft is now prorated onto or off the tax rolls in the years it is acquired or sold. The owner of
record must provide the County Appraiser with documentation of a sale or acquisition of a watercraft by Dec. 20 to be eligible for this proration.
State law (K.S.A. 79-304) requires all tangible property to be listed with the county appraiser on or before March 15 of each year to avoid filing penalties. If the Appraiser’s Office discovered and placed your watercraft on the tax roll a filing penalty would have also been assessed.
Anyone who did not own the watercraft on Jan. 1 you will need to provide the County Appraiser a bill-of-sale to justify the removal of the filing penalty.
For questions, please call 316-322-4220 or e-mail documentation to: firstname.lastname@example.org.