In Kansas, the most common bills of sale include a general bill of sale, a bill of sale for a vehicle, a bill of sale for a boat, and a bill of sale for a gun.
A simple Kansas bill of sale includes certain information about both the buyer and the seller:
A Kansas bill of sale can be written in plain English. There’s no need for legal jargon or archaic terms. The important part is to make sure that the bill of sale includes the required elements. If you’re a party listed in a Kansas bill of sale, make sure that you have more than one copy of the completed document.
Sometimes, yes. In Kansas, you need a bill of sale to register a vehicle only if the vehicle is an antique that is 35 years or older or if it doesn't have a title. In that instance, you would complete Form TR-312. To register a vehicle in Kansas, you need to ensure that you have the title to the vehicle.
Although a bill of sale isn't a necessity in Kansas to register most vehicles, it is still an excellent record for your personal use. According to the Kansas Department of Revenues, Division of Vehicles, the registration process, also known as the titling process, depends on whether the vehicle is new or used.
For a used vehicle, you will complete the titling and registration process at the County Treasurer's Office. You'll need a title for the vehicle. The back of the title must be completed. If necessary, the seller can use Form TR-41, a Power of Attorney, to finish assigning the title to the buyer.
If there is a lienholder on the title, you'll need to complete Form TR-150 and have it notarized or get a letter from the lienholder to release the lien.
If the vehicle is titled in another state, you may need to have a vehicle inspection.
You'll need to provide current proof of insurance and either a sales tax receipt or be prepared to pay your sales tax.
Yes. If the boat was purchased from a private party, you'll need a Kansas bill of sale. The boat registration process takes place at Wildlife, Parks & Tourism offices. You can find a list of those locations here.
If the boat hasn't been registered in the past, you'll need to complete an Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating Act. You may also need to complete an Application for US Coast Guard Documented Boats.
If you bought the boat from a dealer, you'll need to provide the sales tax receipt or complete form ST-8B.
You should also have proof of insurance for the boat and be prepared to pay the fees and taxes associated with the registration process.
No. A Kansas bill of sale is not required to register a gun in Kansas. Guns are not registered in the State of Kansas. With that being said, it is important for you to know that you can get into serious legal trouble if you knowingly sell a gun to a minor or a known felon. Although a bill of sale isn't necessary, it's an important record keeping tool that you should still use if you sell a gun.