Here's What to Do

We've come up with a simple checklist for anyone who has recently moved into our wonderful Commonwealth.

Titling your Vehicle

no-liquid-paper.png Warning: Do not use liquid paper/wite-out on your title. Do not scratch through or mark out information on the title. Do not erase or mutilate. Provide an affidavit with new information signed and notarized.

Applying for a Title for the First Time

In-State Vehicles:
  • Proof of Kentucky insurance (issue date within 45 days)
  • Photo ID
  • Completed (TC96-182) and signed-over Kentucky title. (signatures must be notarized)
  • If the name listed on your title is different than the name listed on your ID, you must provide an affidavit showing they are the same. A marriage license or divorce decree are good examples.  
Out of State Vehicles:
  • Proof of Kentucky Insurance (issue date within 45 days)
  • Photo ID
  • Completed (TC96-182) and signed-over title. If your state only issues a registration or bill of sale, bring those in place of the signed-over title. (signatures must be notarized)
  • If the name listed on your title is different than the name listed on your ID, you must provide an affidavit showing they are the same. A marriage license or divorce decree are good examples.  
  • Vehicles brought into Kentucky from another state will be required to have a Sheriff's Inspection
 Note: If you have moved out of state, you must contact your county clerk to provide your new, out-of-state address.

Vehicle Registration

 Important: To obtain registration, your vehicle must first be titled in Kentucky.

Registering for the first time

Please visit the Office of the County Clerk in your county of residence to renew your vehicle registration in person. When renewing your registration, be sure to bring:

  • Photo ID
  • Current original (not a copy) proof of Kentucky insurance effective date within 45 days
  • Money for fees and applicable taxes (check with your County Clerk's office for accepted forms of payment)
  • Vehicles brought into Kentucky from another state will be required to have a Sheriff's Inspection

 Important: Out-of-State insurance is acceptable if the customer is Active Duty Military (that individual must be listed on the vehicle title). Active Duty Military acceptable proof includes: ​Active Military ID, a letter from the Provost Marshal, LES (pay stub).
 Note: The 45-day issue date requirement does not apply to: Military, Commercial, or Self-Insured policy types.
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