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Titling a New Vehicle


The following documents and information are required:


• Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MSO/C of O)
• Sheriff’s Inspection on the Kentucky Application for Certificate of Title (TC96-182)form. If new car is purchased from a Kentucky Dealer a Sheriff's inspection is not required.
• Kentucky proof of Insurance card on the vehicle being purchased effective within 45 days of transfer.
• Driver’s License or other form of legal picture ID
• Social Security Card, KY Driver's License, or FEIN number
• Proof of Lien-Holder if a Lien is to be filed.  Title Lien Statement TC96-187 form completed by dealership and signed by the buyer.


The seller will need to sign and have notarized the Affidavit of Purchase Price (TC96-182form, and write in the purchase price of the vehicle. 

The Clerk’s Office will accept a fax of the TC96-182 form that has been signed and notarized by the seller if it has not already been provided.  The Motor Vehicle Licensing Fax number is: 1-859-624-8474.

Kentucky’s sales tax rate is 6% and will be collected at the time of titling and registration of the new vehicle along with $9.00 title fee, $21.00 per year based on customer's birth month. 


Lien fee of $22.00 or $24.00 will be applied when applicable.




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



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