When you sell or buy a vehicle in the Commonwealth of Kentucky a specific Bill of Sale VTR Form # TC96-182 is necessary. This serves as a contract from the seller to the buyer documenting the transaction. This form must be submitted for Title/Registration and must be signed and notarized.
The following information should appear on the Kentucky Bill of Sale Form:
– Name and complete address of the seller.
– Name and complete address of the buyer.
– Complete vehicle description, including Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), make, model, year, series number and body type.
– Vehicle odometer reading at the time of sale.
– Sale price.
– Date of sale.
– Signature of the seller and the buyer.
– Notary public seal attesting the Bill of Sale Form.
To finalize a vehicle transaction you have to submit a completed application for Title/Registration Bill of Sale VTR Form # TC96-182 and this form must be signed and notarized. The following must be completed in full: (1) Seller Section, (2) Vehicle Identification Section, (3) Owner-Buyer Section, and (4) Certified Inspector Section. The Certified Inspector Section must be completed by a certified inspector in accordance with the provision of KRS 186A.115. The application for Title/Registration must be accompanied by a properly assigned Certificate of Title. In those limited cases where a Certificate of Title does not exist, the person selling the vehicle must give a notarized statement fully explaining ownership of the vehicle.
For salvage/rebuilt vehicles you should complete the Form #TC96-215 Affidavit of Motor Vehicle Assembled from Wrecked or Salvaged Motor Vehicles. You should submit also a TC96‐182, Application for Title or Registration, completed, signed, and notarized for, the buyer and seller if the application is for an out of state vehicle, or vehicle that is “Junked” in the Kentucky system, or if the Affidavit of Total Consideration is being used. An inspection must be made by a certified Inspector in accordance with the provision of KRS 186A.115. The Kentucky certified Inspector shall complete and sign the Certified Inspector Section of the TC96‐182 Application for Title or Registration.
The application of Total Consideration, found on TC 96–182, Application for Title or Registration shall be accompanied by a properly assigned certificate of title. In those limited cases where a certificate of title does not exist, the person selling the vehicle shall submit a notarized statement establishing lawful ownership of the vehicle by stating how long he/she has owned the vehicle, where it was purchased, when and where it was licensed and that there are no liens against the vehicle and the seller has owned the vehicle for at least five (5) years. You must submit also the original, descriptive notarized labor statement from the person who repaired the vehicle, explaining which parts were repaired and which parts were replaced and the original receipts for all parts purchased. If parts were purchased from individuals and not businesses, the applicant shall submit a written statement from the seller giving the seller’s name, address, and telephone number, the part or parts sold and the serial number of the vehicle from which the parts were taken. If the serial number is not known, the seller shall submit a statement explaining the reason the serial number cannot be provided.
For more information go to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet – Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is an executive branch agency responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of a safe, efficient multi-modal transportation system throughout the Commonwealth. The Cabinet manages more than 27,000 miles of highways, including roughly 20,500 miles of secondary roads, 3,600 miles of primary roads, and more than 1,400 interstate and parkway miles. The cabinet also oversees all motor vehicle and driver’s licensure for more than three million drivers in the Commonwealth.
The cabinet ensures to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound and fiscally responsible transportation system that delivers economic opportunity and enhances the quality of life in Kentucky.