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Motor Boat Transfer

All motor boat registrations and transfers are handled by the County Clerk’s Office.  Kentucky law requires all boats having motors to be registered if operated on public waters.

In-STate Transfer – KY Resident to KY Resident

If buyer(s) and seller(s) come into our office together, you will need:

    • Photo I.D. for both parties
    • Original Title

If title has TWO sellers:

    • OR between names – one seller needs to be present
    • AND or nothing between the sellers names – BOTH sellers must be present

If seller or buyer has any delinquent boat property tax, they must be paid at the time of transfer. 


If buyer arrives without seller(s), you will need:

  • Original Title that has been signed by the seller and their signature must be notarized.
  • Photo I.D.

Fee Structure

Title Fees $9.00
Notary Fee (If Applicable) $2.00

No sales tax collected when transferring a boat – individual to individual.

See registration fees under Renewal of Ky. Boat Registration.

Motor Boat Transfer from Out-of-State

Due to each state having their own requirements for boat and boat trailer titling, please call our office for specific information at (270) 685-8434 Ext. 1.

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