WHY DO I NEED AN INSPECTION?

If you or your company has purchased an automobile in or imported an automobile from another state, Kentucky law requires that a certified automobile inspector perform an inspection of that automobile prior to licensing.

Click here to review KRS 186A.115 for more information pertaining to the inspection of motor vehicles in Kentucky.

WHAT WILL BE INSPECTED?

A deputy or other person, certified in vehicle inspections, will check the vehicle identification number (VIN) and compare it with the number on the Title or Certificate of Origin. This information, along with the vehicle’s mileage, is recorded on a Kentucky Application for Certificate of Title/Registration Form. You must take this completed form to the County Clerk to obtain your Kentucky license plate. The inspector WILL also check the vehicle for all safety features, including lights, wipers, horn, turn signals, glass, brakes, etc.

WHAT IS THE COST?

The fee for inspection is $5.00. For businesses that have 2 or more vehicles to be inspected, we can come to you but there will also be a trip fee charge of $10.00.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

  • Vehicle Title
  • Documents from the County Clerk’s Office
  • Your drivers license
  • $5.00