What you’ll need
- 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 Daviess County Clerk’s Office. The release is requested through our Letter, which may be obtained at the Daviess County Clerk’s Office. Our office will file a lien on your new Kentucky title.
- A Sheriff’s Inspection is required on all out-of-state vehicles. You must take the title and vehicle to the Sheriff’s Dept. in room 103 of the Court House.
There is a fee of $5.00 (cash, check, or credit card) for inspections. The Sheriff inspection’s telephone number is 270-685-8444.
- When registering an out-of-state vehicle Commonwealth of Kentucky, proof of insurance is required.
Upon first time registration of a vehicle in Kentucky, the County Clerk collects a 6% usage tax. On a used vehicle, the tax is based on the current trade-in value according to J.D. Power.
Tax credit may be obtained for any previous sales or usage tax paid to another state by the current registered owner. If there is a difference between previous tax paid by current owner and tax due Kentucky, then the applicant will be expected to pay the difference. An exception is the State of Georgia, where the tax will be 6%.
The tax proof must be in your name and be on an invoice from the dealer or from the Department of Revenue where the vehicle was registered. Acceptable proof of sales or usage tax paid in another state must include the name of registered owner, vehicle identification number and amount of state sales usage tax paid. It may also be listed on the Out-of-State Title.
If the vehicle was previously registered in Kentucky under the current owner’s name, then Usage Tax will be waived. When registering a ‘brand new’ vehicle in Kentucky, it is necessary for you to complete the Total Consideration Section on the Application for Title/Registration (TC 96-182) attesting to the purchase price of the vehicle.
Form TC 96-182 must be signed by both the seller and buyer and notarized. If both signatures cannot be obtained to sign the TC 96-182 form, it is necessary for you to present the window sticker or factory invoice stating the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of the vehicle, including options and destination charges.
Kentucky residents registering a vehicle purchased out of state must also complete the Total Consideration section on the TC 96-182 form, the application must be signed by both the seller and the buyer attesting to the purchase price of the vehicle. If the seller is not available to sign the TC 96-182, the tax will be based on 6% of the average retail value according to J.D. Power.
The fee required for Application of Title is $9.00. The annual license fee is $21.00 which will be pro-rated, based on the owner’s birth month. For each required notarization, there is a $2.00 fee. Accepted methods of payment are cash, money order, Visa/MasterCard and Discover, or personal check. Out-of-state checks are not accepted. A valid Kentucky Driver’s License is required for notarization and/or acceptance of personal checks.
If the title reflects a lien holder a Title Lien Statement (T.L.S.) is required. The Daviess County Clerk’s Office will file your lien in Daviess County. The lien-filing fee is $22.00. Add $2.00 if the T.L.S. is dated older than 30 days.
If there are two (2) names with “or” on a Certificate of Title, one signature is required to be notarized ($2.00 fee) on the Application for Title/Registration Form (TC 96-182) to license a vehicle in the State of Kentucky.
If there are two (2) names with “or” on a Certificate of Title, one signature is required to be notarized ($2.00 fee) on the Application for Title/Registration Form (TC 96-182) to license a vehicle in the State of Kentucky. If signatures are notarized in our office, picture identification is required.