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What is needed to junk a Kentucky Title


You will need:

        • Current Kentucky Certificate of Title;
        • License plate that corresponds with the title being junked;
        • If the title shows an active lien, a lien release (TC 96-187) must be provided to the Clerk’s Office in the County where the lien was filed before your title can be junked.
        • Any property taxes due on the vehicle must be collected before a Kentucky title can be junked.


If you want to contest the taxes due at the time of turning the title into the state you will need to contact:

Tax Commissioner’s Office
Courthouse Annex Building
Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00

If no property taxes are due and the title and license plate is present the cost to junk the title is $1.00.


2014 kbarger profilev2A native of Richmond, Kentucky, Clerk Kenny Barger graduated from Madison Central High School and also attended Eastern Kentucky University.  Prior to his election in 2010, Clerk Kenny Barger worked in his family’s business, Barger’s Towing and Recovery, and as Manager at Mikron Industries, Inc., both located in Richmond, Kentucky. 

Current Term: 2015 - 2018
First Elected: 2010



Our Locations:

Richmond Location:

101 W Main Street

Richmond, KY 40475

Berea Location:

304 Chestnut Street

Berea, KY 40403

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