Motor Vehicle Overview

The Scott County Clerk’s Office offers several options for vehicle renewal.  

 Additional information may be found at

Look up Vehicle Taxes

Can’t remember how much you paid in vehicle tax last year?  Use the link below to enter the VIN number on your vehicle.

Motor Vehicle Fees

  • Motor Vehicle Renewal: $21
  • Motor Vehicle Renewal of plates greater than 10,000lbs: Varies by Weight
  • Motor Vehicle Transfer: $17
  • Motor Vehicle Title Only: $9
  • Title Lien Statement: $22, add $2.00 if lien date is 30 days or more
  • Permanent Handicap Placard: $0 for the first placard and $10.00 for an optional 2nd placard
  • Temporary Handicap Placard: $0
  • Duplicate Title Fee: $6
  • Duplicate Registration Fee: $3

 These fees do not include any title prep, affidavits, or notary fees that may apply when performing any of these actions ($2.00 each)

Special Titles for Historic and Classic Vehicles

For more information regarding Historic and Classic vehicles, foreign titles, ATVs, and Military Exemption.

  • Research before purchasing a rebuilt vehicle by obtaining a vehicle history report and having the vehicle inspected by a mechanic.
  • Be aware that it may be difficult to obtain a loan or insurance for rebuilt vehicles.
  • Understand that Motorists driving a rebuilt car or truck back to the state where it was originally given a scrap title run the risk of the vehicle being confiscated if they are stopped by law enforcement.
  • Realize that Rebuilt Vehicles cannot be sold to consumers in most other states in the U.S.

Before purchasing any motor vehicle, make certain that the current owner can provide a valid title for the vehicle. Be sure to verify that the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) matches the number reflected on the title. This number is typically located on the dashboard on the driver’s side and is usually visible through the windshield. If these numbers do not match, insist that the discrepancy be corrected or do not complete the transaction.

Contact Info

Scott County Clerk

101 E Main St, Georgetown, KY 40324

(502) 863-7875
(502) 863-7898

Dept. Contacts
Payments Accepted:

Accepted methods of payment are cash, money order, cashier check, and personal checks. We accept Visa, Discover, AMX or MasterCard.

Please be advised that the use of a debit or credit card will incur a vendors' fee of 2.75% of the total amount of the transaction.


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