Kansas Bill of Sale forms are legal documents used most commonly to document the sale of vehicles, boats, firearms, or other personal property.
For the transfer of ownership to officially take place, the required bill of sale must be filled out accurately and signed by both parties.
Some Kansas Bills of Sale will require notarization before the document is legally binding.
Bill of Sale – By Type (5)
Bill of Sale Requirements
A bill of sale is a legal document that shows the transfer of a car, truck, or other vehicle – or other item of value – between parties. This form also notes the amount paid for it.
The Kansas Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles (KDRDV) requires a vehicle bill of sale for the transfer of ownership of antique vehicles  , which are those vehicles that are 35 years old or more.
For any other vehicle that is bought or sold by a Kansas resident, the title for the vehicle with the assignment completed is necessary to transfer ownership.
Sometimes, bills of sale are also acceptable when titling a vehicle bought in a private sale or when determining appropriate sales taxes.
Kansas requires all vehicle documents to be submitted in English.
When an individual is titling a car, truck, or another vehicle with a lien, Kansas requires either the lien to be released on the title, a notarized Lien Release (TR-150), or a letter from the lienholder releasing the lien.
In general, Kansas does not require bills of sale, title assignments, and applications to be notarized. However, the state has the right to request notarization in “unusual circumstances,” such as if document information is incomplete or questionable.
In isolated sales, as well as damaged or wrecked vehicle sales, the buyer must pay the sales tax on the vehicle to the county treasurer when registering the vehicle.
Sales, which are based on the vehicle’s purchase price, must be made to the county where the buyer lives. A bill of sale must be provided if the selling price is not listed on the vehicle title.
Kansas’ director of taxation calculates the sales tax based on the fair market value if the selling price of the vehicle is unknown or if the price listed is not representative of the vehicle’s fair market value.
Vehicle Registration Forms
- Bill of Sale (if car purchased from a private seller or out-of-state individual or business)
- Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form TR-59)
- Application for Title (apply at your local county treasurer’s motor vehicle office)
- Certificate of Title
- Sales Tax Receipt (if car purchased from a dealer)
- Completed Title and Registration Manual Application (Form TR-212a)
- Lien Release if there is a lienholder recorded on the title
- Motor Vehicle Examination Certificate (Form MVE-1) from Kansas Highway Patrol (for vehicles having out-of-state titles)
- Proof of insurance
- Registration fees
Boat Registration Forms
- Boat Bill of Sale
- Completed Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating Act
- Proof of paid sales tax — if purchased from:
- Kansas dealer: Sales tax receipt or STD 8 tax form
- Out-of-state dealer: bill of sale showing sales tax paid.
- Private party: exempt from sales tax
Firearm Registration Forms
Kansas is a permitless carry state. It has no law requiring firearms to purchase or register. Background checks are not required for private sales. The Firearm Bill of Sale form serves as proof of payment and proof of a firearm/gun ownership exchange.
Below is an example of a Kansas bill of sale form.