Vehicle Titling

A​ Title is a legal document, establishing a person or business as the legal owner of a vehicle or vessel. When a vehicle or vessel is sold from one citizen or business to another in Kentucky, the title must be transferred to the new owner within 15 days.

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Lost Title

What you’ll need

Download and complete the following on the Application for Title/Registration (TC96-182)

  • Type of application desired
  • Vehicle Identification Section
  • Odometer Disclosure
  • Owner/Buyer Section, including current owner’s name, SSN, and address
  • Check the appropriate boxes for the lien information
  • Signature and Notary
Fees associated with a Lost Title

$6.00 – Notarized application

 A registration will be mailed from our office. The new title will be mailed to the registered owner within 3-4 business days. (If pending a lien, the title will not print for 30 days.)

Duplicate Title

How to obtain a duplicate title

If the original Motor Vehicle or Boat Certificate of Title has been lost, stolen, or mutilated you may apply for a duplicate title. The duplicate title will void any title previously issued in the state of Kentucky.

  1. Complete a Motor Vehicle Application of Title TC96-182 or Motor Boat Transaction Record TC96-184  (also available in our office)
  2. On the application you must complete the Vehicle/Boat Information Section and Owner/Buyer information. Signature must be notarized.
  3. Mail the completed Motor Vehicle Application or Motor Boat Transaction Record along with $6.00 for each duplicate title requested to the Scott County Clerk’s Office

General Requirements

  • The current owner(s) of the vehicle must apply for duplicate title.
  • If owner is deceased, Probate or Trust papers along with a death certificate must be provided to the Clerk’s Office at time of application. The petitioner, executor, or trustee must be the person applying for duplicate
  • If application is being signed by a Power-of-Attorney, provide a notarized copy of the POA

General Information

If the application is being applied for in person in the Scott County Clerk’s Office, the owner, or person signing for the owner, must appear with a valid picture I.D.

Fees associated with a Duplicate Title

$2.00 – Notary fee is charged for each signature.
$6.00 – For each duplicate title requested

 A Title Lien Statement TC96-187E must be completed at the time of application. There is a $22.00 lien filing fee.
 If application is made in person, a valid picture ID is required for acceptance of personal checks.

Junking a Kentucky Title

What you’ll need

  1. Original Kentucky Title – On the face of the title the owner must write “JUNKED”, sign and date.
  2. License plate
  3. Payment of any existing property taxes
  4. Affidavit of junk must be signed

This process prevents future property tax assessments for this vehicle.

Fees associated with Junking a Kentucky Title

$2.00 – AFF
$2.00 – Notary fee

To process ALL Title work by mail, send to:

Scott County Clerk
Attn: Motor Vehicles Dept
101 E Main St #109
Georgetown, KY 40324

 Processing time: Please allow 3 to 4 business days after receipt of application for processing. If there was a lien on the vehicle and the loan has been paid off, contact our office to see if the lien has been released. If the loan has been paid in full, but the lien has not been released by our office, you must obtain a Title Lien Statement TC96-187E from your lien holder. A security interest (lien holder) may be added by noting it in the proper area of the application.

Contact Info

Scott County Clerk

101 E Main St, Georgetown, KY 40324

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

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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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