Military Requirements

Kansas Military Personnel
Kansas residents in the military may qualify for exemption from property taxation in Kansas on no more than two vehicles if all of the following criteria is met.
  • The military person is shown on the title as the legal owner of the motor vehicle(s) for which the exemption is requested
  • The military person claims Kansas as his/her permanent state with the military
  • The military person is in the full-time regular military service of the United States or the military person is a member of the National Guard or Reserves and mobilized (in receipt of orders to report for active duty at a certain date)
  • The motor vehicle is not used in or arising from a trade or business
If the criteria above is met the following items must be brought in along with the other documents required for registering or renewing a vehicle license plate. These documents must be brought in every time a new vehicle is registered or a vehicle is renewed to receive the exemption.

Leased vehicles are NOT exempt from property taxes.
Non-Kansas Military Personnel
Non-Kansas military personnel have the option of registering in the county they reside in or in their home state of record. If the military person registers in the state of Kansas, they may be eligible for exemption from property taxation. This exemption applies to property taxes only, it does not apply to sales tax on vehicles. Vehicles coming in to Kansas must have been registered in the previous location for at least 6 months or it will be subject to sales tax, if not paid in the previous location. All of the following criteria must be met in order to receive the exemption.
  • The military person or spouse is shown on the title as the legal owner of the motor vehicle(s) for which exemption is requested
  • The military person is in the full-time, regular military service of the United States
  • The military person is absent from his/her permanent residence solely by reason of military orders
  • The military person is stationed in Kansas and resides in Riley County
  • The motor vehicle is not used in or arising from a trade or business
  • At the time of registration/renewal the vehicle(s) is/are kept or is being used in Riley County
If the criteria above is met the following items must be brought in along with the other documents required for registering or renewing a vehicle license plate. These documents must be brought in every time a new vehicle is registered or a vehicle is renewed to receive the exemption.
Leased vehicles are NOT exempt from property taxes.