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I have purchased my vehicle as a lease.  What do I need to do to get this vehicle registered?

Renewal on a leased vehicle will occur in the lease company’s incorporation month, not in the lessee’s birth month.  The annual renewal reminder that is mailed from Kentucky State Transportation Cabinet will be sent to the Lease Company.  Lessee(s) should not wait to renew their registration if they do not receive the renewal reminder.

Purchasing a lease:

If an individual is purchasing their leased vehicle from the Lease company, then the Lease company will provide the Kentucky title.  The title will be properly signed and notarized, with the odometer reading and the sales price completed on the back.

The lessee or buyer will then bring the title to the Clerk’s Office along with their Kentucky proof of insurance to complete the transfer.

Lessee or buyer will pay 6% sales tax on the buy-out price of the leased vehicle, along with transfer and registration fees.

The Kentucky Title will be mailed with-in 4-6 weeks to the new owner.


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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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