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Transportation Cabinet adds new website feature just in time for tax season

Transportation Cabinet adds new website feature just in time for tax season

Bill Stephens

February 2nd, 2016

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

Now, individuals who normally would contact their county clerks for this information 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.

For more information, please contact the Department of Vehicle regulation at 502-564-1257 or visit http://drive.ky.gov.

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