Phone:
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Main:
(502) 845-2909
24 Hours:
(502) 532-6363
Crime Tips:
(502) 845-2909
Address:
123 N. Property Road
P.O. Box 298
New Castle, KY 40050
Admin Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Last Monday of Month
8am-6pm
Vehicle Inspection Information

New to Kentucky?

When you move to Kentucky, you will need to register your vehicle at the county clerk's office within 15 days. To register the vehicle, go to the county clerk's office and submit:

  • A certified vehicle inspection by a sheriff from your new county.
  • A completed Application for Kentucky Certificate of Title/Registration (Form TC 96-182).
  • The original title from your previous state.
    • If you do not have the title because you have a loan on the vehicle, the county clerk's office will need to request it from the lienholder or whoever has the title.
    • If your vehicle is leased, please see “Leased Vehicle Registration" below.
  • Your current registration from the previous state.
  • Proof of auto insurance in Kentucky.
  • Driver's license or picture ID.
  • Proof of payment for all taxes from your previous state.
  • Payment of all Kentucky registration fees and taxes (see “Vehicle Registration Fees" below).

Leased Kentucky Vehicle Registration

New residents with a leased vehicle must go to the county clerk's office and submit:

  • A certified vehicle inspection by a sheriff from your new county.
  • The power of attorney from the leasing company that allows you to register the vehicle.
  • Address and contact information for the leasing company. The county clerk's office will need to contact the leasing company to get title information.
  • A completed Application for Kentucky Certificate of Title/Registration (Form TC 96-182).
  • Proof of Kentucky car insurance.
  • Statement of sales tax paid on leasing company letterhead.
  • Driver's license or picture ID.
  • Payment of all Kentucky registration fees and taxes (see "Vehicle Registration Fees" below).

KY Insurance Requirements

When you register your vehicle in Kentucky, you will need to have auto insurance from a company approved to provide insurance in Kentucky. You must maintain proper insurance coverage for the life of your vehicle.