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In-State Transfers

How to complete a title transfer from one KY individual to another KY individual


Procedures will depend on the ‘age’ of your title. Follow the directions under the heading that best describes the Kentucky title that is being used to process your transfer of ownership.

Kentucky title printed after 2/28/2000
(letter size title)

If BUYER(S) and SELLER(S) come into our office together, you will need:

  • Photo IDs for both parties
  • Original Title
  • Current odometer reading for vehicle
  • Insurance card for buyer(s) on the vehicle they are transferring into his/her name
    • not applicable for trailers or campers
  • If title has TWO sellers:
    • OR between names – one seller needs to be present
    • AND or nothing indicated – BOTH sellers need to be present
  • Buyer will be taxed on 6% of sale price or half of the trade value if sale price is below half of trade
    • not applicable for trailers or campers
  • If buyer has delinquencies, they must be paid at time of transfer
  • If the vehicle has a special plate or if a trailer has a permanent plate, you must bring the plate with you

If BUYER comes in without seller(s):

  • Original Title
  • Photo ID for buyer
  • Current odometer reading
  • Insurance card for buyer
    • N/A for trailers and campers
  • If title has TWO sellers:
    • OR – just one signature is required and must be notarized
    • AND or nothing indicated – BOTH signatures are required and must be notarized
  • Buyer will be taxed on 6% of sale price or half of the trade value if sale price is below half of trade
    • not applicable for trailers or campers
  • If buyer has delinquencies, they must be paid at time of transfer
  • If the vehicle has a special plate or if a trailer has a permanent plate, you must bring the plate with you

Back of Title Examples (2 types) for seller signatures and Notaries:

Back of Title with two places to sign ^
Back of title with one place for seller to sign ^

Kentucky Title printed before 2/28/2000
(small square title)
  • Complete the “assignment of title” on the back of your Kentucky title.
  • You will also need the following form completed, signed and notarized by your seller:

TC 96-182 VTR

  • Please refer to the above headings for what to complete if you come in with or without the seller

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