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Rowan County Clerk

Our mission is to be the most cost-efficient and customer focused clerk's office in the state of Kentucky.

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Campers/Recreational Vehicles

KY titled Camper Transfer (Fifth Wheel, Travel Trailer or Pop-Up)

What will you need?

  • KY title signed by both seller and buyer with notary signatures
  • Registration expires in March
  • There is no sales tax collection for a camper (individual-to-individual) transfer

Purchasing a Camper from an individual from another state (Fifth Wheel, Travel Trailer, or Pop-up)

What will you need?

  • Out of state title signed by seller with notary (if applicable)
  • Fire Marshal Inspection (Contact 502-573-1795)
  • Registration expires in March
  • There is no sales tax collection for a camper individual-to-individual transfer

Purchasing a camper from a dealer from another state (Fifth Wheel, Travel Trailer, or Pop-up)

What will you need?

  • Out of state or C of O signed by dealer with notary if applicable
  • REQUIRED: Fire Marshal Inspection
  • New C of o from dealer (NO INSPECTION REQUIRED)
  • Registration expires in March
  • Sales tax will be collected (6%) of the purchase price (an invoice is required)

Recreational Vehicle: KY titled transfer from individual-to-individual

What will you need?

  • KY title signed by seller and buyer with notary signature
  • KY insurance on vehicle in the buyer’s name (effective date mus be within 45 days of the day you are completing the application per KRS 186A.042)
  • Sales tax collection on purchase price with TC96-182 completed by the seller with notary
  • Registration expires in March

Recreational Vehicle titled in another state transferring to KY resident

What will you need?

  • Out of state title signed by seller with notary (if applicable)
  • Fire Marshal Inspection (Contact 502-573-1795)
  • Sheriff’s Inspection
  • Sales tax collection on purchase price with TC 96-182 signed by seller with notary
  • Registration expires in March

Recreational Vehicle purchase from a dealer from another state

What will you need?

  • C of O (certificate of origin) or Title signed by dealer with notary (if applicable)
    if titled a Fire Marshal Inspection is required (Contact 502-573-1795)
  • TC 96-182 signed by dealer with notary (6% sales tax will be collected on purchase price)
  • Sheriffs Inspection
  • KY insurance on the vehicle in buyers name (effective date must be within 45 days of the date the application is to be processed)
  • Registration expires in March

BUYER BEWARE! – TITLE AND SERIAL NUMBER CHECK Before purchasing any motor vehicle, make certain that the current owner can provide a valid title for the vehicle. Be sure to verify that the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) matches the number reflected on the title. This number is typically located on the dashboard on the driver’s side and is usually visible through the windshield. If these numbers do not match, insist that the discrepancy be corrected or do not complete the transaction.