Kentucky Boating Information
Registration Questions:(800) 858-1549
Boating Registration Website:
State Tax Department Website:
Registration Grace Period (Days):60 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:6%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:Yes
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:No
Boat Titles Issued:Yes
Boating Law Administrator(502) 564-3400
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:53' L x 8'6"W x 13' 6"H highways, local roads 65' Overall Length x 8'W x 11'H
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:65'
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:N/A
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Clearance Lights:No
License Light:No
Turn Signals:Yes
Breakaway Brakes:N/A
Two Trailers:Yes
Insurance:Not required specifically for the trailer, may fall under the vehicle insurance
Wide Trailer Permit Office:(502) 564-4540
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at