Kentucky Boat Title Transfer

We encourage all parties to be present at the time of transfer​

The following documents are required when transferring Kentucky titled boats:

  • Current Kentucky Certificate of Title or NO DVR Title Registration

  • TC96-184 (BTR Form) signed by seller and buyer and notarized

  • Driver's License (or State ID) for all involved parties (sellers and buyers)

  • Termination Statement/Lien Release for any liens on title

  • Must transfer in either buyer or seller's county of residence

  • Boat must have valid HIN (click here for details)

 

Out of State Title Transaction

The following documents are required when transferring:

  • Current out of state title or registration for non-titling states

  • TC96-184 (BTR Form) signed by seller and buyer and notarized (just title owner signature needed if moving in)

  • Signed and notarized Bill of Sale

  • Use Tax Affidavit (51A280) for trailers, boats, mobile homes and ATVs

  • Out of State Revenue Documents if tax collected by the other state

  • Pencil Tracing or Photo of HIN for verification

  • Driver's License (or State ID) for all involved parties (sellers, if present and buyers)

  • Termination Statement/Lien Release for any liens on title

  • Must be transferred in the purchaser's county of residence

  • Boat must have valid HIN (click here for details)

 
 

New Title Transaction

The following documents are required when transferring:

  • Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin properly assigned from seller to buyer

  • TC96-184 (BTR Form) signed by seller and buyer and notarized

  • Signed and notarized Bill of Sale

  • Use Tax Affidavit (51A280) for trailers, boats, mobile homes and ATVs from out of state

  • Out of State Revenue Documents if tax collected by the other state

  • Driver's License (or State ID) for all involved parties (sellers, if present and buyers)

  • Must be transferred in the purchaser's county of residence

Duplicate Title Transaction

The following documents are required when applying for a replacement title:

  • TC96-184 (BTR Form) signed by owner and notarized

  • Driver's License or State ID for owner

  • $8.00 duplicate title fee

 

Update Title Transaction

The following documents are required when applying for a replacement title:

  • Current Kentucky Certificate of Title signed by owner and notarized​

  • TC96-184 (BTR Form) signed by owner and notarized 

  • Official paperwork for Title update (name change documents, official vehicle documents if correcting vehicle info)

  • Driver's License or State ID for owner

  • $8.00 update title fee

For additional information regarding Update and Corrected titles please click here.

 

Salvage Title Transaction

The following documents are required when applying for a replacement title:

  • Current Kentucky Certificate of Title 

    • If transaction is due to sale of the vehicle, need all places signed by seller and buyer and notarized​

    • If transaction is owner doing salvage, need owner to sign in section and have notarized

  • TC96-184 (BTR Form) signed and notarized 

  • Driver's License or State ID for all involved parties

  • Termination Statement/Lien Release for any liens on title

  • Boat must have valid HIN (click here for details)

 

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