How to register a vehicle in

Kentucky

as a non-US resident

Kentucky

at a glance

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Average sales tax rate

State Overview and Advice

The Registration Process

Taxes and Fees

Sales Tax

State sales tax

Average local sales tax

Average combined sales tax

Registration fees

Light Vehicle

RV

Motorcycle

$15,000 car

$50,000 RV

$5,000 motorcycle

Total taxes and fees

Registration Requirements

Prior owner's title

Identification

Bill of sale

Application

Inspection

Emissions (smog)

Safety

VIN

Insurance

Residency

Local Address

The Alternative

When you sign up with visitor.us, this is what you get:

Company Formation

visitor.us forms a Limited Liability Company for you in Montana, the best state for international visitors to register vehicles.

Vehicle Purchase

Complete paperwork and funds transfer with the seller.
The seller will list your LLC and its address as the buyer on the vehicle's title, and visitor.us will arrange for it to be couriered to us for processing.

Insurance

Insurance from a top-rated insurance company that covers you, your vehicle, and your LLC.

Vehicle Registration

You buy a vehicle, we register it in MT. Why?
- MT sales tax: 0%
- Inspections not required in MT

Annual Actions

visitor.us will keep your registration current, and courier your annual decal and registration document to you ('hold at courier location for pick-up' available, if you're on the move).
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