Kansas Small Estate Affidavit (Vehicles Only) | tr83b

Small estates in Kansas are defined as property and/or bank accounts or other financial assets valued at $25,000 or less. Several small items such as motor vehicles do not necessarily fall under a decedent’s will, although successors may file a small estate affidavit (vehicle only) with the Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to claim heirship of a deceased loved one’s vehicle. The state will allow a loved one to claim a decedent’s vehicle with the small estate affidavit (vehicle only) as long as the vehicle is worth less than $25,000.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc).

Step 2 – Enter the following information about the vehicle:

  • License plate number
  • Serial number (VIN)
  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Registered owner shown on DMV records
  • Successor of the Estate (your name)

Step 3 – Sign the form in the presence of a notary public and send to the following address: