Titling and Registering a Brand New Boat


What you will need:

  1. Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin properly assigned by the selling dealer
  2. Application for Title and Registration (TC96-184) (See Example)
  3. Proof of sales/use tax paid to the dealer
  4. Out-of-State Purchase - Use Tax Affidavit (51A3280) (See Example)
  5. Picture identification
  6. Social Security Number for each new owner(s) appearing on the title or Federal Tax ID Number for companies.

How will Use Tax be calculated?

A 6% Kentucky use tax is collected on the sale price. Credit is given for sales or use tax paid to a dealer. Proof is required.

Fees:

Title fee: $  9.00
Clerk fee: $  3.00 - $  6.00
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

Any delinquent property tax owed may prohibit title/registration.

Acceptable Methods of Payment

 

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VISIT THE TRANSFER DEPARTMENT:

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.

IF YOU ARE LATE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT YOU WILL NEED TO RESCHEDULE.

Click here to make an appointment with the Transfer Department