Renewal of a Kentucky Boat Registration

Boat registrations are renewed annually in April. Boat renewals may be processed in the county of residence or in the county of dockage.

The Department of Revenue mails a courtesy notice 2 months prior to expiration showing tax and registration fees due.

To process by mail, send to:
Pulaski County Clerk
PO Box 739
Somerset, KY 42502


Property Tax

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 for any boat registered to you on January 1.

Taxes are collected upon renewal or registration change. If a boat is transferred prior to renewal, the January 1st owner is responsible for the taxes on that boat.


Registration Fees:

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

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