Titling a New Vehicle
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.