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Motor Vehicle Liens

A lien is a legal claim on the property of another for the satisfaction of a debt. This includes consumer goods, personal property, automobiles, boats, household goods, and business equipment. Lien releases and filings are handled at:

Fiscal Court Building
531 Court Place, Room 204
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502.574.6130

The Lien Department also handles lien searches that are mailed to the office. You must include a $5.00 check per debtor's name. We accept checks, Visa, MC, AMX and Discover. For large copy requests, we may request a check for half the cost before we begin the copying process.

Lien releases may also be processed at any branch location. If you would like to check the vehicle’s status online to see if there have been any liens filed in Kentucky please have the vehicle identification number (VIN) ready and login to: To attain a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Title Lien Statement UCC filing form, download: 
TC 96-187E


All UCC filings are to be made in Kentucky to the Secretary of State except for the Title Liens (to be filed in the Lien Dept.) and Fixture Filings (to be filed in the Legal Records area.) The Secretary of State's UCC Forms web site has UCC Filing Forms available for download in Adobe format.

For additional information contact the Secretary of State's office at 502.573.0265.