How to Sell a Boat in Kansas?
Selling a boat in Kansas is a simple process that does not require a lot of paperwork. The most important document you must prepare and give to your buyer is the bill of sale. The second essential document is a notification you must send to the department when your boat is sold, lost, transferred, abandoned, destroyed, or stolen. The notification must be sent within 15 days and you can use mail, e-mail, or fax for this purpose.
When completing the Watercraft Bill of Sale, include the following information:
- Detailed information about the seller, including the printed name, full address with state and ZIP-code, home phone number, and work or cell phone number;
- Provide the same set of information about the buyer;
- Describe the boat sold by this document. Specify the year, length, hull identification number, and the registration number;
- If a motor or trailer are included in the sale, describe them as well;
- Enter the date of sale and the sales price for each item (boat, motor, and trailer) separately if applicable;
- Both the buyer and the seller must sign and date the form.
Prepare the document in two copies. Give one to the buyer and keep the other for your records. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism does not require notarization of this form. However, if you sell the boat to the individuals who are going to register it in some other state, ask them to check their state laws. Some states require a notarized bill of sale to register the boat.