Friday, March 27, 2015

Vehicle registration about to change

The vehicle registration system in Kentucky is
about to see an overhaul that will be very apparent
through changes to the decals and receipts.
Some time- and cost-saving changes to Kentucky’s vehicle registration system should be implemented across the commonwealth by the end of next month.

The vehicle registration system is changing to “print on demand” decals for license plate renewals. Instead of county clerks having to stock booklets of preprinted decals, the new decals will be printed at the time of registration.

“This process will save county clerk offices from having to keep preprinted boxes of registration decals,” said Rodney Kuhl, commissioner of the Department of Vehicle Regulation in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “Now that decals can be printed on demand, the system becomes more efficient and more cost-effective.”

For the public, the most noticeable change will be that decals will no longer be color-coded by year. The registration receipt is also changing appearance.

For more on these changes, see this week's issue of The Crittenden Press.