Kentucky Vehicle Registration and Titling
You’ll have to register your vehicle for the first time in Kentucky if you recently:
- Moved to Kentucky from out-of-state.
- Purchased a vehicle.
Both situations require visiting your local county clerk’s office.
Title and Register a Vehicle in Kentucky
To title and register a vehicle, visit the county clerk’s office and provide your:
- Photo identification.
- Completed Application for Kentucky Certificate of Title or Registration (TC96-182).
- Kentucky Certificate of Title transferred in your name*. Signatures must be notarized.
- Proof of Kentucky insurance (must have an issuance date within 45 days).
- Lien statement (if applicable).
- Affidavit of legal name change (if your name on the title does not match your ID). This may include a:
- Marriage certificate.
- Divorce decree.
- Payment for the applicable title and registration fees.
*If you moved from a state that does NOT provide titles, you must provide a bill of sale or registration document instead.
Kentucky Title and Registration Fees
Registration fees are as follows*:
- Standard plates: $21.50
- Motorcycle: $18.50.
- Farm: $21.
Prices for personalized plates can be viewed here.
Title fees and taxes may vary by county.