Kentucky boat registration summary is a free resource designed to inform the boating public about registration requirements, recording methods, and title search guidelines for the State of Kentucky. The data is maintained as an open wiki forum where readers are encouraged to participate by sharing knowledge and experiences with this particular state. Simply click on the "Wiki-Share" link to contribute further details or suggest a revision.
The information presented here is subject to change and should be
confirmed with the respective state agency.
|Boat Registration Agency||State of
Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
Boat Registration Web Site
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|Registration Overview||The State of Kentucky issues both registrations and titles for
boats. These are administered through the
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort. Outboard motors
are not titled or registered in Kentucky. Registration and titling is not required for
|Marking Requirements||Boat registration numbers in Kentucky begin with a "KY" designation which is followed
by four numbers and then two letters. These must be displayed on all non-documented
boats along with registration sticker tabs. Coast Guard documented vessels may not
display the state registration numbers. However they must display the state
registration tabs, an owner designated vessel name, and a hailing port. An official
documentation number must also be affixed to a visible interior location in the hull
itself or an integral part of the hull.
is required in Kentucky for all motorized boats with certain exemptions. Coast
Guard documented vessels are exempt from registration. A visitation
period of 60 days is allowed for boats that are Coast Guard
documented, foreign titled, or registered in another state.
|Ownership and Liens||Security interests in state titled boats are recorded with the
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. These will be shown on both the
and title when applicable. All titles with active security interests are sent directly
to the secured party.
|Title Searches||Boat title and registration records in Kentucky are maintained by the
Division of Motor Vehicles. This agency does not facilitate online searches for the
general public due to strict privacy laws. However, record printouts may be obtained
by an owner or otherwise qualified party by submitting a boat record request form.
It is also reported that the DMV
offices will provide telephone verifications on information shown on boat title or registration certificates
Boat Record Request
Public Record Vendors
Business Entity Search
Vessel Documentation Companies
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