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Kentucky Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

Kentucky Frequently Asked Questions

Kentucky Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Kentucky
How do you register a boat in Kentucky?
In Kentucky, you register your boat in person at the county clerk’s office
Where do you register your boat in Kentucky?
In Kentucky, you register your boat at the county clerk’s office
What boats are required to be registered in Kentucky?
All motorboats are required to be registered in Kentucky
What boats do not require registration in Kentucky?
Paddlecraft are not required to be registered in Kentucky
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Kentucky?
USCG documented boats are not required to be registered in Kentucky
How much does it cost to register a boat in Kentucky?
To register a boat in Kentucky, the fees are as follows: (1) With an electric trolling motor as the sole source of propulsion shall be ten (10) dollars; (2) That is under sixteen (16) feet in length shall be twenty-one (21) dollars; (3) That is at least sixteen (16) feet in length and no more than twenty-six (26) feet shall be forty (40) dollars; (4) That is at least twenty-six (26) feet in length and no more than forty (40) feet in length shall be fifty (50) dollars; (5) That is greater than forty (40) feet in length shall be sixty-five (65) dollars; and (6) That is powered by an inboard motor shall be forty-three (43) dollars.
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Kentucky?
A duplicate boat registration in Kentucky costs $3
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Kentucky?
A duplicate boat decal in Kentucky costs $3
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Kentucky?
Boat registration transfers are treated as new registrations in Kentucky
Does Kentucky title boats?
Boats are titled in Kentucky
Where do you title your boat in Kentucky?
In Kentucky, boats are titled at the county clerk's office.
What boats are required to be titled in Kentucky?
All boats requiring registration (motorboats) are required to be titled in Kentucky
What boats do not require a title in Kentucky?
Paddlecraft are exempt from being titled in Kentucky
How much does it cost to title a boat in Kentucky?
It costs $9 to title a boat in Kentucky
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in Kentucky?
A duplicate boat title in Kentucky costs $6
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in Kentucky?
It will cost you $9 to transfer a boat title in Kentucky
Helpful Links for Kentucky:
drive.ky.gov | Boat Titling Motor Boat Registration and Titling Boating - Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

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