Titling a New Vehicle

Car Keys


The following document and information are required:

-Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MSO/C of O)

-Sheriff's Inspection on the Kentucky Application for Certificate of Title form (TC96-182). If a new car is purchased   from a Kentucky Dealer the Sheriff's inspection is not required. 

-Kentucky proof of insurance card on the vehicle being purchased effective within 45 days of transfer

-Driver's License or other form of legal picture ID

-Social Security Card, KY Driver's License, or FEIN number 

-Proof of Lien-Holder if a Lien is to be filed. Title Lien Statement (TC96-187) form is completed by dealership and signed by the buyer

The seller will need to sign and have notarized the Affidavit of Purchase Price form (TC96-182), and write in the purchase price of the vehicle. 

The Clerk's Office will accept a fax of the TC96-182 form that has been signed and notarized by the seller if it has not already been provided. 

Kentucky's sales tax rate is 6% and will be collected at the time of titling and registration of the new vehicle along with $9.00 title fee, $21.00 per year based on customer's birth month. 

Lien fee of $22.00 or $24.00 will be applied when applicable.