Buying or Selling a Kentucky titled boat

  1. The original Kentucky Title or Certificate of Registration if no title was issued
  2. Application for Title/Registration (TC96-184)
  3. Picture identification
  4. Social Security Number, KY drivers license number, or Federal ID Tax Number for companies
  5. Title Lien Statement if applicable
All liens must be terminated prior to transfer
If you have lost your Kentucky title you will need to order a duplicate title.


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


Registration fees:

1 ft. to 16 ft. - $31.00
16 ft. to 26 ft. - $50.00
26 ft. to 40 ft. - $60.00
40 ft. and over - $75.00
Trolling motors - $20.00
All inboards and inboard/outboard motors - $53.00

Any delinquent property tax owed may prohibit title/registration.



Property tax for your vehicles, trailers and boats are assessed by the Property Valuation Administrator on January 1st of each year. You are responsible for property tax on any boat registered to you on January 1.

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