Kentucky Vehicle Bill of Sale
A Bill of Sale is a legal document that provides evidence of the transfer of ownership for a specific item or property. It includes transaction details such as the names and addresses of the buyer and seller, item description, condition (if relevant), sale price, and any warranties or guarantees.
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The Kentucky motor vehicle bill of sale is a legal document that records the lawful transaction between two or more people which concerns the change of ownership of a vehicle. It’s can be a purchase and sale transaction or a trade and the document is usually required when registering a vehicle. It IS required in Kentucky. 
When presenting the bill of sale for registration, it must be duly signed and completed by bother parties. There are also other documents such as the odometer disclosure statement which will be explained further in a subsequent section. 

Vehicle Registration in KentuckyRegistering a Vehicle

After purchasing a vehicle in the state of Kentucky, it must be registered at the county clerk’s office within 15 days of the transaction. If the vehicle is transferred from out of state because the owner wishes to change residences then it must also be registered within 15 days. Registration is valid for a single year and expires in the month the owner was born irrespective of the initial registration date. It can be renewed online (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s online portal) or in person. 

Required forms for vehicle registration in Kentucky

  • A duly completed vehicle bill of sale 

  • An odometer disclosure statement (applicable for vehicles under 16,000 pounds and newer than 20 years)

  • An application for a certificate of title/registration 

  • A driver’s license that’s valid in Kentucky and a social security number

  • If the vehicle is being transferred from another state then it needs to be inspected by the county sheriff’s office

  • The applicable registration fees 

  • Current proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements 

If someone else will be registering the vehicle for the owner then a motor vehicle power of attorney is needed.