How are recreational vehicles (RVs) taxed?

To fall under the tax definition of an RV the vehicle must be, among other things, for use on a chassis and designed as living quarters for recreational, camping, vacation or travel use; have a body width not exceeding 8 ½ feet and a body length not exceeding 45 feet; an electrical system which operates above 12 volts and provisions for plumbing and heating. Please contact the County Appraiser's Office for proper classification.

Age of Recreational Vehicle (RV)
Base Amount
$ Per Hundred Pounds of Weight
0 to 5 years
Plus $0.90
6 to 10 years
Plus $0.70
11 years and older to 1982
Plus $0.50
1981 model years and older
$30 flat fee
Does not need weight

The weight of the RV must be what is generally accepted as its correct shipping weight. If the "RV" is a 1982 model year or newer and the county appraiser or treasurer cannot determine the shipping weight using the information authorized by the state and the law, then the vehicle owner must have the vehicle weighed at a certified scale. The county treasurer has a listing of certified scales in the county.

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1. What is personal property?
2. What personal property is taxable?
3. Who must report?
4. What is to be reported?
5. How is personal property classified and assess in Kansas?
6. Who must sign the personal property rendition?
7. When and where does a taxpayer file a rendition?
8. What penalties apply to personal property?
9. How are motor vehicles appraised?
10. How are recreational vehicles (RVs) taxed?
11. What is commercial and industrial machinery and equipment?