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New tool allows motorists to access vehicle property taxes online

Only requires VIN number

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2016) — The Kentucky Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing has introduced a new feature on its website that makes it easier for motorists to access their 2015 vehicle property taxes for the upcoming tax season.

transportationIndividuals who would normally contact their county clerks for vehicle property tax information now can access it directly at http://drive.ky.gov.

“During tax season, county clerks across the state receive a tremendous number of calls requesting this information, which absorbs valuable time, labor and resources from our clerks,” said Rodney Kuhl, commissioner Department of Vehicle Regulation. “This effort will streamline services by providing a direct link to motorist information while easing the burden on county clerks.”

Motorists can look up the taxes paid on any of their vehicles simply by entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). No personal information is released, only the taxes that were paid for each VIN entered.

Any vehicle having a VIN that had taxes paid in 2015 will be in the database. Next year, motorists will have access to taxes paid in 2016. The system only keeps the information active for one year. Boats or manufactured homes are not included in the search.

Kentucky Interactive (KI) developed the program and is making it available on the Department of Vehicle Regulation’s new website.