Sunday, May 24, 2020
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Personal Property is defined as, "That property which is not a part of or a fixture to land or improvements in that it can be moved without damage to itself or the real property."

Every person or business who owns or holds tangible personal property shall list said property for assessment. Kansas Statutes state that the filing deadline is March 15 of each year. Assessment sheets are mailed, as a courtesy, each January to owners who currently list items of personl property. Be sure and contact our office immediately if you do not receive an assessment sheet and feel you should have. Our phone number for Personal Property questions is (785) 527-7229.

For details regarding assessment rates and other detailed information refer to the document below.

Personal Property Summary for Kansas

Items that should be reported are:
  • Trucks and pickups tagged 16,000 pounds or more.
  • Cars, trucks, pickups and motorcycles with expired tags.
  • Mopeds, 3 & 4 - wheelers, snowmobiles, golf carts & dune buggies.
  • Travel trailers, camping trailers & fifth-wheelers that are NOT SELF-CONTAINED.
  • Flatbed and utility trailers.
  • Manufactured homes that are not considered Real Property.
  • Boats, boat motors, boat trailers and boat cradles.
  • Construction equipment.
  • Aircraft.
  • Pulling tractors & race cars.
  • Business machinery & equipment.


First Time Filers

First time filers, especially businesses, are encouraged to contact our office for assistance.  This can save both the property owner and the county time.  You may

print a rendition here

that may be completed and placed in the mail.

Renditions must be returned by March 15 to avoid penalties. Penalties for late filing are required per Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A. 79-1422) as follows:

March 16 to April 15 5% penalty
April 16 to May 15 10% penalty
May 16 to June 15 15% penalty
June 16 to July 15 20% penalty
July 16 and thereafter 25% penalty
Failure to file 50% penalty