This is a friendly reminder; the Wyandotte County Appraiser’s Office will be mailing the Personal Property Renditions (Property Worksheets) the first week of January 2019.
Kansas law states that every person who owns or holds tangible personal property subject to taxation must list that property with the County Appraiser of the county where such property is located on January 1st.
Types of Personal Property that should be listed:
- Flatbed and enclosed trailers
- Horse and stock trailers
- ATV’s, golf carts, mopeds, off road motorcycles, snowmobiles, race cars
- Camping trailers not registered as recreational vehicles
- Non-highway motor vehicles
- Non-commercial trucks whose tag weight is 16,000 or higher
- Manufactured homes
- Tiny Home Trailers
- Aircraft/Hot Air Balloons
- Commercial Machinery and Equipment acquired prior to June 30, 2006
The completed renditions must be returned to the Wyandotte County Appraiser’s Office no later than March 15, 2019 to avoid filing penalties. Late filing penalties accrue at a rate of 5% monthly with a maximum penalty rate of 50% for failure to file. For your convenience you may email your completed, signed 2019 Personal Property Rendition (Property Worksheet) to wycoappraiser.
Notice to all boat owners:
Watercraft should be listed in the taxing district in which it is located on January 1, unless it is in transit; it shall then be listed in the taxing district where the owner resides (K.S.A. 79-304). Property in transit includes watercraft located outside the State of Kansas on January 1, if such watercraft is covered by the federally approved numbering system administered by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Commercial Vehicles/Commercial Trailers:
Beginning January 1, 2014, HB 2557 eliminated the ad-valorem property taxes collected on commercial vehicles and commercial trailers. In addition to the current registration fee, a Commercial Vehicle Fee will be collected based on the registered weight of the vehicle through the Motor Vehicle Department.
House Bill 2557 defines a commercial vehicle as a self-propelled or towed motor vehicle engaged in commerce that is used to transport property or passengers when the vehicle:
1) has a gross weight or gross combination weight of 10, 001 pounds or more;
2) is designed or used to transport 15 or more passengers, including the driver; or
3) is used to transport hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.
If you own personal property and did not receive a form or you have any questions with regard to your reporting responsibilities, please contact the Personal Property Division of the Wyandotte County Appraiser’s Office at 573-8400 option 3 or visit our website at www.wycokck.org/appraiser.
**Note: If you did not file your 2018 Personal Property Rendition (Property Worksheet) there is still time to file and take advantage of reducing your current 50% failure to file penalty. Please call our office prior to March 14, 2019 for instructions.