Register a Boat in Kansas

If you are under a certain age, you may be required to pass an approved boat safety course and obtain your Kansas boat license before operating a boat. You can complete boating safety courses either online or in a classroom setting in order to get your boater education card (or boat license).

Register Your Boat

KANSAS BOATING LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Make sure you stay up-to-date on the current boating laws since they are subject to change and differ for each state. Aside from the safe boating basics, it is the responsibility of every recreational boater to know the laws pertaining to topics such as registration, operating age, safety equipment, regulatory zones and waste discharge.

IT’S NOT A FEE, IT’S A CONTRIBUTION

When you register your boat in Kansas, you will be required to pay a registration fee that helps to fund marinas, boat ramps, waterway clean-up efforts and boater education programs. All boats powered by motor or sail must be registered and numbered in the state of Kansas.

KANSAS BOAT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • All vessels powered by motor or sail must be registered and numbered in the state.
  • New owners of a boat can register their boat in person at a State Park, a regional office or one of the state boat registration agents.
  • Kansas boat registrations expire every three years from the date of registration.