Titling and Registering Your Out of State Boat

Kentucky requires that an application for title be made within 15 days of moving into Kentucky.

What you will need:

  1. Original Out-of-State Title or Certificate of Registration if a title is not issued by that state
  2. Application for Title/Registration (TC96-184) (See Example)
  3. Out-of-State Purchase - Use Tax Affidavit (51A280) (See Example)
  4. Picture identification
  5. Social Security Number for each new owner(s) or Federal Tax ID Number for companies


Title fee: $  9.00
Clerk fee: $  3.00
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

Acceptable Methods of Payment