When You Lose a Loved One

When are probate court orders needed?

Important things to know about vehicle transactions when you lose a loved one...

  • When the deceased is the sole owner of the vehicle

  • Vehicle titles with two nameses and both are deceased

When is a death certificate needed?

  • When a vehicle title has two owners and one is still living, a Death Certificate must be provided to transfer. All vehicle titles in a trust will need a death certificate and trust paperwork to transfer.

  • Death Certificate applications can be picked up at the Clerk's Office or through the Funeral Home Director.

Richmond Office

101 W. Main St. 

Richmond, KY 40475

(859) 624-4703

8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Berea Office

304 Chestnut St. 

Berea, KY 40403

(859) 986-1460

8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.