Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Kentucky

car title Kentucky

It’s an exciting day when you finally pay off the loan for your vehicle, or maybe you’re lucky enough to have saved enough money up front that you can pay for it in full. Whatever the route you have taken once your car is fully paid for you will receive a car title. This title proves that you are the owner of the vehicle which you will need if you ever plan on selling the vehicle.

It is always suggested to keep this title somewhere secure such as a safe in your home. Unfortunately titles can become lost, damaged, and even stolen, which then leads to you having to replace it. Not to worry, as the Department of Motor Vehicles are able to help in these situations providing you with the information and forms you need to get that title sent out to you.

If you live in the state of Kentucky and have either lost or had your car title stolen, here are the steps you can take to get a duplicate title. It can be done either in person or by mail, whichever is convenient. No matter which route you choose, you will need to follow these steps.

  • First you will need to fill out the Application for Kentucky Certificate of Title or Registration(Form TC 96-182). It will need to be notarized. Be sure to explain the reason why you are applying for a duplicate. As well include your odometer reading, your VIN, your social security number, name, address, license plate number, and your driver's license. There is a $6 fee for the duplicate title and a $2 fee if you choose to have it notarized at the office.

  • Bring all of these items in person to your County Clerk's office or mail it to their address.

Typically a title is mailed out within four days but some counties also provide an overnight service if needed.

You can find more information about replacing a lost or stolen car title in Kentucky by visiting the Kentucky's Department of Motor Vehicles.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Insurance Requirements for Car Registration in Kentucky
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet requires that all drivers in Kentucky carry liability automotive insurance, or “financial responsibility” in order to operate a vehicle legally and maintain vehicle...


Related questions

Q: Advice on deciding to buy a car, among BMW, Mazda, Toyota and Toyota hybrid

I'm not a hybrid fan, because they are so complex, and when they break, many cost a fortune to fix. That is the only car Toyota makes that I advise people not to buy. I wouldn't go for it unless...

Q: How do I find the vehicle identification number (VIN)?

Your car’s VIN allows your car to be specifically identified. It is a 17-character label that is necessary for selling or registering your car. Your VIN can be found in a few different locations: On top of the instrument...

Q: Serpentine belt

It is not advisable to drive your vehicle without the serpentine belt attached. Your vehicle has two serpentine belts listed. If the main belt is broken, the alternator and water pump will not be turning. You will lose all power...