A Low-speed vehicle (LSV) is a four-wheeled motor vehicle that is self-propelled using an electric motor, combustion-driven motor, or a combination thereof and is designed to operate at a speed not to exceed twenty-five (25) miles per hour as certified by the manufacturer.

An Alternative-speed motorcycle (ASM) is a three-wheeled motorcycle that is self-propelled using an electric motor, combustion-driven motor, or a combination thereof. It also has a fully enclosed cab, includes at least one (1) door for entry, and is designed to operate at a speed not to exceed forty (40) miles per hour as certified by the manufacturer.

Applying for a Low-speed Vehicle or Alternative-speed Motorcycle Title

 Important:  Low-speed vehicles and Alternative-speed motorcycles manufactured after 1981 must have a 17-character VIN to be titled and registered in Kentucky.

For In-State Vehicles

To apply for a Title for a LSV or ASM you will need the following:

 Note: If your name on the title is different than your ID, you must provide an affidavit showing they are one in the same.

For Out-of-State Transfers

To apply for a Title for an out-of-state LSV or ASM you will need the following:

  • Photo ID
  • Current original (not a copy) proof of Kentucky insurance effective date within 45 days
  • Completed TC 96-182 or signed-over title (if your state only issues a registration or a bill of sale, bring those in place of a signed over title)
  • $9.00 application fee
  • Sheriff's inspection
 Note: If your name on the title is different than your ID, you must provide an affidavit showing they are one in the same.

Duplicate Low-speed Vehicle or Alternative-speed Motorcycle Titles

To apply for a duplicate Title for your LSV or ASM you will need the following:

  • Photo ID
  • Completed TC 96-182 including the owner section and the vehicle identification section
  • Title number OR license plate number
  • $6.00 duplicate title fee
 Important: If you move out of state and need to apply for a duplicate title, you must contact the County Clerk's office where you previously resided. When providing your new out-of-state address, you will be required to complete form TC 96-182.
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