Kansas Boat (Vessel) Bill of Sale Form


The Kansas boat bill of sale form is an enforceable physical accord demonstrating the financial compensation paid in exchange for watercraft in a written record. The contract details the individuals partaking in the transaction, along with the specifics involving the property exchanged, purchase price, and date of transfer. This agreement is finalized with signatures from both parties and can be maintained for further use to properly register and title the boat with the local governing authorities.

How to Register a Boat

Should you choose to take a boat out on waters located in the state of Kansas, you may be obligated to register the vessel with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism. If your boat is to remain within the state for a length of time beyond a period of 60 days, you will be required to register. Should the boat be utilized for less than 60 consecutive days on Kansas waters, it still must be properly registered in another state for it to be legally operational. The requirement of registration does not extend to any watercraft without a method of propulsion, such as an electric/gas motor or sail.

When purchasing a new or used vessel, it must be registered within 30 days of the date of sale to avoid penalty fees. To obtain registration, assemble the following documentation to present and your nearest Boat Registration Agency or State Park:

  • A fully filled-out Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating Act Form.
  • A completed and endorsed bill of sale.
  • Receipt for payment of sales tax associated with the boat’s purchase (if purchased from a dealer):
    • If purchased from a dealer within Kansas:
      • You will be required to furnish STD 8 tax documentation.
    • If purchased from a dealer outside of Kansas:
  • Evidence of proper boat insurance.
  • Valid photo identification or driver’s license.
  • Sufficient monies to pay the $42.50 registration fee.

If you would rather apply for registration via mail, you can send the previously stated materials to the following address instead of appearing on-site:

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
Operations Office
512 S.E. 25th Ave.
Pratt, KS 67214

 How to Complete the Form

Step 1 – Download the Adobe PDF file to fill in the required information.

Step 2 – Seller’s Information – Include the following specifics about the seller of the vessel:

  • Name
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Home Phone Number
  • Work/Cell Phone Number

Step 3 – Buyer’s Information – Fill out the same information identifying the purchaser of the boat:

  • Name
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Home Phone Number
  • Work/Cell Phone Number

Step 4 – Watercraft Information – Indicate the specific prompted information about the boat, motor, and trailer that is involved in the sail:

  • Boat
    • Year
    • Make
    • Length
    • Hull Identification Number
    • Registration Number
  • Motor
    • Year
    • Make
    • Horsepower
  • Trailer
    • Year
    • Make
    • Length
    • Vehicle Identification Number
    • Number of Axels

Step 5 – Next, write in the actual date of sale in the provided space.

Step 6 – Purchase Price – Break down the price of each piece involved in the sale as agreed upon in the following format:

  • Boat Purchase Price
  • Motor Purchase Price
  • Trailer Purchase Price

Step 7 – Upon an accord with the terms of the form, have both parties supply endorsements and date the document accordingly.