Motor Boat Fees & Taxes

Kentucky Title Fee: $9.00

Title Lien Statement Recording Fee: $22.00

Transfer Fee: $8.00

Duplicate Title Fee: $6.00

Registration Fee (based on length):

1′ to 15′ 11″: $25.00
16′ to 25′ 11″: $29.00
26′ to 39′ 11″: $35.00
40′ and over: $40.00

Registration Fee (based on motor):

Trolling Motor 15.00
Inboard & Inboard/Outboard $40.00

Property Tax: Every boat in Kentucky is assessed by the Property Valuation Administrator as of January 1st of each year. The tax rate is determined by each taxing jurisdiction and the tax liability is placed on the owner of record for each boat as of January 1. Taxes are due by the owner of record upon renewal or registration changes. If a boat is transfered prior to renewal, the owner of record as of January 1st is liable for the outstanding tax. To avoid delinquency, taxes should be paid immediately upon transfer. Delinquent taxes may prohibit transfer of title.

Woodford County Clerk

Sandra V. Jones

103 South Main Street, Suite 120
Versailles, KY 40383


Office: (859) 873-3421
Fax: 859-873-6985
Email: [email protected]


Monday-Thursday: 8:00-4:00
Friday: 8:00-5:30

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