Kentucky Bill of Sale Form

Kentucky bill of sale is a document that allows property owners to document the change of ownership. If you have a personal property that you want to sell, creating a Kentucky bill of sale will let you record the specific details of the deal and provide protection for both the buyer and seller.

We have several bill of sale forms that can be used for different life situations. With our explanations, you will easily find the one that will fit your needs.


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Document Details

Document Name Kentucky Vehicle Bill of Sale Form
Other Names Kentucky Car Bill of Sale, Kentucky Automobile Bill of Sale
DMV Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Vehicle Registration Fee $21
Bill of Sale Required? No
Avg. Time to Fill Out 15 minutes
# of Fillable Fields 65

Kentucky Bill of Sale Forms by Type

Here are the most common forms of bills of sale in Kentucky. Choosing the template according to the personal property you want to sell is highly recommended. You are free to fill out one of the forms to ensure the safety of your legal purchase and sale transaction.

Kentucky motor vehicle bill of sale template

Kentucky vehicle bill of sale is a valuable document for all those who want to safely transfer their car to another party and not get claims about its condition in the future. The new owner will have 15 days to register their vehicles at their local County Clerk’s office in Kentucky. The same applies to those who import their vehicles from other states.

Alternative Name Car Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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Kentucky boat bill of sale template

A boat bill of sale helps the buyer properly register their newly purchased vessel at the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources (DFW). All engine-based vessels must be registered with the Kentucky DFW. Those who purchase their vessels in the state have 15 days to register them; those who transfer the vessels from another state must register them within 60 days after the change of residency.

Alternative Name Vessel Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Required
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Kentucky firearm bill of sale template

Firearms in Kentucky do not need to be registered, but having a firearm bill of sale in place will prevent both parties from any possible arguments in the future. Firearms in Kentucky do not have to be registered, and guns can be sold by individuals legally allowed to possess them without extra licenses. No permit is needed for concealed carry, but individuals might apply for a Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons permit if they wish.

Alternative Name Gun Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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Kentucky general bill of sale template

If you are not sure what form of a bill of sale you need, go with a general bill of sale form. It can be used for all personal property transferred from one individual to another. Our template includes all the necessary sections to ensure a successful purchase and sale transaction.

Alternative Name Generic Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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How to Write a Kentucky Vehicle Bill of Sale

Kentucky vehicle bill of sale keeps a personal record of the transfer of legal ownership through a state agency. It comes in handy when there is any dispute over an item. If you are planning to sell a vehicle in Kentucky, you will need to get a quality vehicle bill of sale. You are encouraged to follow these steps to fill out the bill of sale template.

Step 1: Specify the date

In the beginning, it’s necessary to specify the date when the parties sign the bill of sale.
Step 1 to filling out a kentucky motor vehicle bill of sale date

Step 2: Add the seller’s contacts

The second step is to provide the seller’s contact information, mentioning their legal name and valid address (city, state, zip code, phone, and email address).
Step 2 to filling out a kentucky motor vehicle bill of sale seller

Step 3: Provide the buyer’s contacts

After identifying the seller, you must add the buyer’s details by filling out their name and street address, including the city, state, zip code, phone number, and email address.
Step 3 to filling out a kentucky motor vehicle bill of sale buyer

Step 4: Give the vehicle description

Here, you will have to fill out the vehicle description carefully, mentioning the brand of the vehicle, its model, body type, year of manufacturing, odometer mileage, color, and vehicle identification number (VIN).
Step 4 to filling out a kentucky motor vehicle bill of sale vehicle description

Step 5: Specify the purchase price and payment method

In the fifth step, you must specify the purchase date, price, and payment method. You will have to add the vehicle’s description again and specify the deposit amount (if any). Additionally, you are expected to indicate the payment method and whether the taxes are included in the purchase price.
Step 5 to filling out a kentucky motor vehicle bill of sale price, payment method

Step 6: Add the parties’ signatures

In the final step, it’s necessary to provide the date of signing, the parties’ names, and signatures.
Step 6 to filling out a kentucky motor vehicle bill of sale signatures

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Registering a Motor Vehicle in Kentucky

To register a motor vehicle in Kentucky, the owner must know the relevant laws to drive their car legally. Registration of both new and used vehicles is required in Kentucky. Suppose you are a new country resident and have previously registered your vehicle with another state. In that case, you still need to go through the registration process under the state of Kentucky through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. If you want to renew the registration, it is done annually by mail, in-person, or online.

You are given 15 days to complete the vehicle registration process in Kentucky if you have purchased the vehicle or want to transfer your vehicle’s ownership. But if you are a new resident of Kentucky, you’re given ten days to complete the registration process of your vehicle.

If you register a vehicle in Kentucky for the first time, you must bring a photo ID, proof of Kentucky insurance within 45 days, fees and taxes applicable, and vehicle inspection proof. You should follow these steps to register your vehicle appropriately:

  • First, you need to check your motor vehicle at your local sheriff’s office
  • Correctly transferred certificate of title
  • Once the vehicle passes the inspection process, an inspection certificate will be issued, and a vehicle title form must be completed along with the Kentucky registration form
  • To complete the registration process, you must provide the manufacturer’s certificate of origin, social security number, and the title lien statement
  • Then you need to go to your local county clerk’s office and provide valid proof of insurance and an odometer reading for your vehicle, which is less than ten years old
  • If your vehicle has been registered outside the state of Kentucky, you must also bring along the original title of the vehicle and the proof of payment of sales tax

To complete the registration process of your vehicle, you are required to pay a certain amount of fees at the clerk’s office:

  • The registration fees depend on the vehicle type, but the registration fee is usually $21
  • The title fee is $6

Along with the above charges, there can be additional registration fees.

Additionally, you must consider and prepare the following registration forms to successfully register your newly purchased vehicle.

  • Bill of sale
  • Completed Application for Kentucky in the certificate of title or registration (Form TC 96-182)
  • Odometer disclosure statement (Form TC 96-5)
  • Vehicle inspection from the county sheriff’s office
  • Registration fees as applicable
  • Proof of insurance within 45 days along with:
    • $25000 for bodily injury per person
    • $50,000 for total bodily injury per accident
    • $25,000 property damage
  • Motor vehicle power of attorney if the vehicle owner is not registering the vehicle himself.

Relevant Official Forms

(Vehicle) Form TC 96-5
(Vehicle) Form TC 96-182
Motor Vehicle POA
(Vessel) Form TC 96-184

Odometer Disclosure Statement

(Vehicle) Form TC 96-5

Form TC 96-182 or Application for Kentucky Certificate of Title/Registration allows you to obtain the certificate of title or registration in Kentucky.

(Vehicle) Form TC 96-182

A motor vehicle power of attorney will be useful for individuals wishing to assign another person to be in charge of their vehicle.

Motor Vehicle POA

Use a Motor Boat Transaction Record Application for Title/Registration (Form TC 96-184) to record transfer and register or title your boat.

(Vessel) Form TC 96-184

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Published: Aug 12, 2022
Mara Erlach
Mara Erlach
Writer & Attorney
Mara has been practicing estate planning and trust law in California since 2003, taking pride in helping clients of all backgrounds and asset profiles form a complete and customized estate plan. Her specialties are: estate planning, wills and trusts, trust and probate administration.