The following requirements must be met before a vehicle can be titled in Kentucky:
Application for Title/Registration Form (TC96-182).
The Owner/Buyer and Seller (if the ownership is changing) sections must be signed and notarized.
When completed, Form TC 96-182 serves as your odometer statement which is necessary.
Original title from previous state. If the title is being held by a lien holder, it must be released to the Jefferson County Clerk. The release is requested through a “Bank Letter” which may be obtained from our office or printed out from here. Our office will file a lien on your new Kentucky title. The County Clerk’s Office will notify you of receipt of your title from the lien holder. If you do not apply for title and registration in Kentucky within thirty (30) days from the date the County Clerk’s Office receives the title from the lien holder, the title will be returned to the lien holder on the thirty-first (31st) day.
A Sheriff’s Inspection is required on all out-of-state vehicles. You must take the title and vehicle to one of the following Sheriff Inspection locations:
- 810 West Market Street
- Dixie Branch, K-Mart Plaza 4919-F Dixie Hwy
- Highview Branch – 7813 Beulah Church Road, Beulah Church Shopping Center
- Westport Branch, 9451 Westport Road, Suite 117
- Fairdale Branch 10616 West Manslick Road, Fairdale Playtorium
There is a fee of $5.00 (cash or check) for inspections. The Sheriff inspection’s telephone number is 502-574-5085.
NOTE: If you would like to check the operating hours for the various sheriff inspection locations, please refer to the following link: http://www.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/mv_boats.asp