Junking a Kentucky Title

What you will need:

  1. Original Kentucky Title - On the face of the title the owner must write "JUNKED", sign and date.
  2. Application to Junk Title - This affidavit must be signed and notarized by the owner(s).
  3. License plate
  4. Payment of any existing property taxes

This process prevents future property tax assessments for this vehicle.


To process by mail, send to:

Fayette County Clerk
162 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Acceptable Methods of Payment


To process in person: Make an appointment to visit the Renewal Department

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

At your designated appointment time, proceed to the 2nd Floor entrance in the Helix Garage to check-in. (Do not use the front doors)  You will then be directed to the appropriate department for your appointment.

A mask will be required while inside the building.

Only the individual renewing will be permitted in the building, anyone accompanying them will have to wait outside.

For all transactions processed by the renewal department please have all related paperwork in hand at the time of your appointment.  Do not make an appointment through this link for any transfers/change of ownership, or business related to the recording department (deeds, mortgages, marriage license).

Click here to make an appointment with the Renewal Department