Our mission is to be the most cost-efficient and customer focused clerk's office in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm. Check our site Calendar for holiday closings.
Motor Vehicle Liens
How to File a Motor Vehicle Lien:
To file a lien, a customer may mail or bring in person the following items:
-Original Kentucky Title or Registration Receipt with the RED "FOR LIEN PURPOSE ONLY" stamp and the raised seal, as well as space to file the lien on the title. See example below.
-A blank Title Lien Filing Statement (TC 96-187) which can be picked up from our office or by the lien holder
-Payment of $22.00 (20 days past the registration date, you must submit a payment of $24.00)
The Madison County Clerk's Office strives to process all Title Lien Filing Statements in a timely and efficient manner. The Clerk's Office staff has 30 days per KRS 186A.195 (3) to process a Title Lien Filing Statement from the day it is received.
The Clerk's Office does not provide Title Lien Searches.
Lien area of Title
Multiple Mailing Addresses that are in Neighboring Counties
In Madison County there are as many as 1500 property mailing addresses that are actually in neighboring counties. This has caused many vehicle liens to be sent to our county in error.
If you would be interested in receiving an emailed list of these addresses, please call our office at 859-624-4703 ext. 1. Because this list is so large, we are not able to send it out via mail. This list will help ensure accurate and timely processing of your lien.