Boat Purchased Out of State

What you will need:

  1. Original Out-of-State Title (If a title is not issued by that state, provide the Certificate of Registration accompanied by a bill of sale) properly assigned by the seller and notarized, if required in that state
  2. Application for Title/Registration (TC96-184) (See Example)
  3. Out-of-State Purchase - Use Tax Affidavit (51A280) (See Example)
  4. Proof of sales/use tax paid to the dealer (if applicable)
  5. Picture identification
  6. Social Security Number for each new owner(s) or Federal Tax ID Number for companies
*All liens must be terminated prior to transfer.


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. (Occasional sales between individuals may be exempt from use tax.)


Title fee: $9.00
Notary Fee: $2.00 if applicable Lien filing fee
if applicable: $22.00
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.
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