The Kentucky Transportation Department states that a vehicle is not considered “junked” until all the taxes on that vehicle are collected, the title and plate are turned in to the clerk's office, and the records for that vehicle have been updated in the statewide computer system. If the vehicle is not labeled as junked in the Kentucky Automotive System, the taxes on that vehicle will continue to accumulate until the registered owner surrenders the title and plate to the county clerk's office.
1. THE TITLE AND PLATE MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE
If the title is not available, a duplicate must be obtained before the vehicle can be junked.
Note: Duplicate titles can be requested from the County Clerk. Typically, duplicate titles are mailed in 3-5 days.
If the plate is not available and the decal is expired, the lower portion of form TC96-167 must be completed. The applicant must certify that the plate has been “LOST, STOLEN, DESTROYED, OR OTHER”, and provide an explanation. The owner must sign the form and the signature must be notarized.
If the plate is not available and the decal is still current, the top portion of form TC96-167 must be completed. The fee for a plate replacement is $6.00 if the signature on the form is notarized outside of the County Clerk's office.
2. ALL PROPERTY TAX MUST BE PAID
on the vehicle before the title is surrendered to the state.
Note: No liens can exist on the title. If a lien still exists on the vehicle, a termination statement from the lien holder must be provided to the County Clerk.
3. THERE IS A $1.00 “JUNKING” FEE.
Note: If the title needs to be notarized, there will be an additional $3.00 notary fee.