Kansas requires all trailers over 2000 pounds to be titled and registered. This includes travel trailers, pop-up campers, toy haulers, and boat and recreation trailers with a gross weight of over 2000 pounds.
Trailers with an operating weight of 2000 pounds or less may be titled if the owner chooses, but there is no requirement for either a title or registration. Farm trailers are generally not required to be titled.
Registering a Trailer in Kansas
A trailer must be titled and registered within 60 days of the date of purchase or when it has been located in Kansas for more than 90 days in total. Out-of-state trailers will require a motor vehicle examination at a Kansas motor vehicle inspection station and must receive a Motor Vehicle Inspection form (MVE-1) before a title will be issued)
Registration is done through the county treasurer’s office, in the owner’s county of residence.
What Paperwork Is Required To Register a Trailer in Kansas?
When titling and registering a new trailer, you should gather all your documents before bringing them to the county treasurer’s office. You will need the following:
- Title, signed by the original owner, or MSO from the dealer
- Proof of insurance
- Bill of sale if the vehicle was from out of state, or if there was insufficient space on the title for all buyer and seller information
- VIN inspection form
- Title and Registration Manual Application
The Kansas trailer bill of sale must contain information regarding the buyer and seller, including names and addresses, vehicle information (make, model, VIN), purchase price, and signatures of both parties. A Kansas trailer bill of sale is also required for the transfer of antique vehicles and when the transfer is a gift or when there are additional facts about the registration (such as a bequest or if the registrant is out of the country).
If a lien on the trailer still shows on the title, a notarized Request and Consent For Kansas Title to Be Issued with Lien must be signed by the lienholder and included with the other documents. Other notarization may be required by the Kansas Division of Vehicles or by the county treasurer at its discretion.
Once a vehicle or trailer has been registered, the registration can be renewed electronically. You should contact your county treasurer’s office for specific questions about vehicle or trailer registration.
Trailer Registration Fees
Registration fees are based on the unloaded trailer’s gross weight. Trailers under 2000 pounds do not need to be titled or registered. Trucks over 16,000 pounds gross weight should contact the state treasurer’s office for fees and other costs.
Title for Trailer
Kansas requires all trailers not specifically exempted to be titled and registered.
Kansas does not require separate trailer insurance. You must provide proof of liability insurance when requesting a new title or registration for your trailer. If you are using your trailer frequently, most insurance agencies recommend having more than basic liability insurance to cover damage to your vehicle and trailer.
- Boat trailers
- Trailers under 2000 pounds
- Farm trailers not used on public roads
- Farm trailers hauling 6000 pounds or less of the farmer’s own produce
Kansas Trailer Bill of Sale Sample
Download a Kansas trailer bill of sale template below in PDF or Word format: