Title History and Records Kentucky

Generally, to obtain the info on who has owned the vehicle and is included in the records, you have to request for Title History. The latter can be obtained through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The division can offer copies of transfer paperwork to clarify concerns like:
  • odometer inconsistencies
  • transfer dates
  • owner info
  • salvage info
  • signature verifications
  • any inaccuracies
You also have to make a payment of $3. You’ll get the documents within 3 to 5 working days.

How to Make a Record Request

The Online Vehicle Information Service (OVIS), in collaboration with the Transportation Cabinet, provides online access to Kentucky title, lien, and registration data. You can make a request by submitting the following list of forms:
  • Motor Vehicle and Boat Records (TC96-16A)
  • Personal Information for Motor Vehicle Fuel Theft (TC96-16B)
  • Governmental Organizations Vehicle Records (TC96-16G)
  • Towing and storage companies, as well as creditors in possession, have made a request (TC96-16T) ​
Actually, you may submit the request by mail or let the package in the drop-box.
As mentioned above you’ll get the results within 3 to 5 days.
Mailing address:
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing P.O. Box 2014
Frankfort, KY 40622-2014 the USA
Note that all the submissions must include Towing & Storage Companies (TC96-16T) form.

Government Agencies

Government agencies have the right to ask for logs. They must submit the TC96-16G form. In case of any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the department of Motor Vehicles' Licensing Resource Management at 502-564-1257.

Title Search Results

A VIN check by state can provide you with information about an automobile in Kentucky such as:
  • Details about the manufacturer: Date, location, and other information
  • History of accidents
  • Recalls
  • Theft
  • Brand names
  • Ownership papers for liens
  • History of maintenance
A KY title search is necessary for the buyer's due diligence. Even car sellers nowadays utilize a title search and VIN lookup to determine the pricing of a vehicle.