4035 E. Harry
Wichita, KS 67218
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What is Personal Property?
The distinguishing characteristic of personal property is
the ability to move it without damage to itself or to the real estate on which it
attached. Personal property becomes real property only if it is affixed in such a way that
it loses its original physical characteristics and cannot practically be restored to its
Personal property may be leased, loaned, rented, consigned,
or owned. The basic categories include: furniture, fixtures,
manufacturing equipment, machinery,
boats, aircraft, manufactured homes and recreational vehicles.
For rendering purposes, there are two types of personal
property individual personal property and business personal property (also known as
commercial and industrial machinery and equipment, CIME).
Individual Personal Property
includes watercraft, aircraft, golf carts, hot air balloons,
manufactured homes, mopeds, ATV’s, non-business trailers, and
all "other" taxable personal property not elsewhere classified.
Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment
is considered Business Personal
Property and is any taxable personal property that is used
to produce income or is depreciated or expensed for IRS purposes
except state assessed property and motor vehicles. Items
to report include machinery and equipment, furniture and
fixtures, all leased property, trucks that are16,000 lbs. and
greater, trailers and truck beds.
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Who is required to file a personal property
K.S.A. (Kansas Statutes Annotated) 79-303. Every person,
association, company or corporation who shall own or hold, subject to his or her control,
any tangible personal property, shall list
said property for assessment.
property of a Ward is
listed by His or Her Guardian.
property of A Minor
is listed by His or Her Father; if not living or sound then
His or Her mother; if neither living, by the person in charge of the property.
property of A Trust for the Benefit of Another
is listed by The Trustee.
property of An Estate of a Deceased Person
is listed by The Executor or Administrator
property of Held in Receivership
is listed by The Receiver.
property of A Corporation
is listed by A Designee of the Corporation.
property of A Company or Firm
is listed by An Agent or Partner.
If any person, association, company or corporation shall
have in their possession or custody, as of the first day of January of each year, any
tangible personal property belonging to others (not specifically included above), it shall
be their duty to list such property with the appraiser in the name of the owner of the
I list my automobiles?
Yes, with the exception of
lbs. and greater, automobiles and most
recreational vehicles are taxed at the time of registration for license plates
or renewal decals. If the vehicle has a non-highway title, it will need
to be listed on an individual personal property rendition. Please contact the Sedgwick County Appraisal Office, 316-660-9110
or email us if
you need clarification on what constitutes taxable personal property.
Why do I have to file?
K.S.A. 79-306 establishes that every person,
association, company or corporation is required to list
property, where such property is physically located),
for the purpose of taxation. If you receive a property tax rendition by mail, it is
because our office has determined that you may have property to report. If you feel the
form is not applicable, return it with an explanation. The rendition
MUST be returned. If you do not receive a personal property
rendition, please contact the Sedgwick County Appraiser's Office,
316-660-9110 or email
When is the deadline for filing a Personal Property
Rendition and what are the late filing penalties?
K.S.A. 79-306. Personal property renditions must be
postmarked on or before March 15 of each year.
Company metered postmarks are not acceptable. Renditions
postmarked after the March 15 deadline will be assessed penalties as follows:
Date Rendition Filed
Filed March 16 through April 14
Filed April 15 through May 15
Filed May 16 through June 14
Filed June 15 through July 14
Filed on or after July 15 through March 15 of
Counties have no authority to
abate, waive, or refund the penalty mandated by K.S.A. 79-1422. Only the Board of Tax
Appeals has the authority to abate, waive, or refund the penalty.
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Can I file an Electronic Personal Property
Yes, our office does accept, and encourages,
Where can I get a personal property rendition form?
To receive a personal property rendition,
please contact the Appraiser’s Office located at
4035 E. Harry Street, Wichita, KS
67218. You may also call 316-660-9110
to have a rendition mailed to you. Or, you may request a blank
rendition by email.
Who must sign the personal property rendition?
K.S.A. 79-306. By law, every person, association, company
or corporation required to list property must personally sign the rendition. In addition,
if a tax rendition form preparer prepared the rendition, then the tax preparer must also
sign and certify that the information presented therein is true and correct.
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Note: To avoid incurring state
mandated penalties, renditions must be filed by the deadline date. Counties have no
authority to abate, waive, or refund the penalty mandated by K.S.A. 79-1422. Only
the Board of Tax Appeals has the authority to abate, waive, or refund the penalty.
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I sold my property during
the year; do I still need to fill out a rendition?
Yes, if you close your business or sell all of
your taxable personal property you must still file a form the following
year so we can remove you from the tax roll. The Appraisal Office
cannot remove property from the tax roll without a signature on
file from a taxpayer verifying that the property is no longer
owned by them.
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