Titling and Registering Your Out of State Boat

What you will need:

  1. Original Out-of-State Title or Certificate of Registration if a title is not issued by that state
  2. Application for Title/Registration (TC96-184) (See Example)
  3. Out-of-State Purchase - Use Tax Affidavit (51A280) (See Example)
  4. Picture identification
  5. Social Security Number for each new owner(s) or Federal Tax ID Number for companies


Title fee: $  9.00
Clerk fee: $  3.00
Lien filing fee if applicable: $22.00 - $26.00
Registration fees:
     1 ft. to 16 ft. $25.00
     16 ft. to 26 ft. $29.00
     26 ft. to 40 ft. $35.00
     40 ft. and over $39.00
     Trolling motors $15.00
     All inboards and inboard/outboard motors $40.00

Acceptable Methods of Payment



All appointments are located at the Fayette County Clerk’s Office, 162 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507.

Please park in the Helix Parking Garage at this address. At your designated appointment time, proceed to the 2nd Floor entrance to check-in. You will then be directed to the appropriate department for your appointment.

Masks must be worn during your appointment.

If you do not have the proper documentation needed for your transaction, you will be asked to reschedule.

Click here to make an appointment with the Transfer Department