Sunday, May 24, 2020


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 that 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 rendition forms are mailed each January as a courtesy for the purpose of the taxpayer filing their personal property.  Should you not receive an assessment rendition form, contact this office immediately.

Items that should be reported are:

  • Trucks and pickups tagged 16,000 pounds or more
  • Non-highway vehicles
  •  Mopeds, 3 & 4 wheelers, snowmobiles, golf carts, & dune buggies
  • Travel trailers, camping trailers & fifth-wheel trailers that are NOT
  • Flatbed, utility and grain trailers
  • Manufactured homes that are not considered Real Property
  • Construction Equipment
  • Aircraft
  • Business machinery and equipment
  • Watercraft and trailer

First time filers, especially businesses, are encouraged to contact our office for assistance and to assure that items are properly listed.

Assessment rendition forms 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