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State implementing new vehicle registration system

Expected to save time, money

Expected to save time, money

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 23, 2015) — In a move to cut costs and time new Kentucky vehicle registration systems are being implemented in county clerk offices across the state.

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 2.10.47 PMThe new system will use “print on demand” decals for license plate renewals. Instead of clerk offices having to stock booklets of preprinted decals, the new decals are printed at the time of registration.

Decals will no longer be color-coded by year; they will have black lettering on a white background. The year and month of registration expiration will be in bold numbers, with the license plate number associated with the registered vehicle printed on the bottom. The decals are printed on the registration receipt with a special feature that allows them to be peeled off and applied to a license plate.

Instead of being on traditional blue and white paper registration receipts will be on 81/2-inch by 11-inch white paper.

The new decals and registration receipts are already in use in several counties, with full implementation in all 120 counties expected by the end of April. Customers with the old registration decals will keep them until they expire.

The replacement system is named KAVIS (Kentucky Automatic Vehicle Information System). Once fully developed, KAVIS will combine titling and registration for boats as well as motor vehicles, creating a more efficient registration process for customers.