Boat purchases and sales in Douglas County, Kansas.
So I Just Purchased a New/Used Boat or Sold My Boat...WHAT DO I DO NOW?
You’ll need to register your new or used boat with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism. To make the process faster, please make sure you have:
Did you purchase a new or used boat from a Dealer?
Did you purchase a used boat from an Individual?
You can register your boat at any Park Office:
By going to any of these locations you’ll get it registered, the expiration stickers to display, and know what your KA# is, and be ready to go out on the water in a matter of minutes.
If you don’t need it right away or those places aren’t convenient for you, go to your County Clerk and they’ll be able to issue you a temporary permit. You’ll be able to put your boat on the water the same day. Your registration, stickers, and KA# will come in the mail to you in about 30 days. Your temporary permit will be valid until you receive your permanent registration and expiration stickers in the mail. Visit the Douglas County Clerk, 1100 Massachusetts or call their office with any questions 785-832-5147.
Sold Your Boat?
When selling your boat, please notify the KDWP @ 512 SW 25th Ave, Pratt, KS 67124 in writing so it can be listed as SOLD. Then, contact your County Appraiser to remove your name from the property tax log. Douglas County Appraiser 785-832-5133.
KA#’s stay with the boat!
If your boat already has a KA# you won’t have to change numbers. If you have a new boat or you're transferring from another state, one will be issued to you before you leave the office.