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a. If the weight of the trailer and the load combined is less than 2,000 pounds, registration is optional. Our office recommends tagging and titling on initial purchase for proof of ownership. If a farm trailer hauling the farmer's own product has a load of less than 6,000 pounds, registration is optional. For fees on trucks with gross weight of over 16,000 pounds, call the County Treasurer's Office at 785-537-6320.
b. Property tax is paid at the time of registration/title application and is determined in the County Treasurer's Office. The exceptions are heavy trucks, trailers, and mopeds, whose taxes are determined by the County Appraiser's Office.
c. Reflectorized plate fee is $0.50.
d. Sales tax will be collected in the tag office if the vehicle is bought from an individual, purchased out of state or the sales tax paid to a dealer was less than the sales tax rate where the vehicle will be registered.
e. The fee to transfer a tag is $20.50 plus the difference in the property tax.
f. Lien holder fee is $1.50. Vehicle Property Tax and Fee Estimator
If you do not have the title because the lienholder of that state keeps it until the vehicle is paid for have the lienholder fax a copy of the front and back of the title to the Riley County Treasurer's Office at 785-537-6326. You will then need to come to the Riley County Treasurer's Office with your out-of-state registration and your Kansas insurance card(s). We will then do a one time courtesy registration. The State will write to your lienholder and request the out-of-state title be sent to them and the State of Kansas title will be sent to your lienholder.
Kansas Non-Highway and Salvage titles also require an inspection. A designee from the Highway Patrol will be in the lobby of the Treasurer's office on Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m to do these inspections. The cost is $25.00 cash only. The address of the Riley County Treasurer is 110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan KS.
A designee will also be at the Geary County Sheriff's Department Tuesday mornings to do Non-Highway and Salvage title inspections. Please call their office at 785-238-2261 for hours.