Sale of a vehicle:
You may apply for a refund upon the sale of a vehicle.
The refund is prorated from the date the plate is surrendered
until the expiration date of the plate. On trucks registered
over 12M lbs, the refund is mailed from the state within eight
weeks. Owners with heavy trucks and trailers must also
notify the appraiser’s office (785) 628-9400 to have
the vehicle removed from the tax role. Trailer and moped
plates are non- refundable.
To apply for a refund, surrender the license plate, purchaser’s
name, your social security number, and current registration.
Moving out of state:
You may apply for a refund when you move and register your
vehicle in another state. Mail to us the Kansas license
plate, Kansas registration, a copy of your new out of state
driver’s license, and application for refund form.
The prorated refund is on the personal property tax from the
date we receive the plate, and related paperwork, to the expiration
Refunds are not allowed on Trailers (RV trailers
are allowed) and moped plates. You will want
to call the Appraiser’s office to have them remove the
vehicle from the tax role. Personal property is due
on trailers, if owned on January 1, for the entire year.