601 KAR 9:080. Assigned or replacement vehicle identification number.


      RELATES TO: KRS 186A.090

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 186A.090, 186.1911

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: This administrative regulation prescribes how to apply for a new or replacement vehicle identification number plate through the Department of Vehicle Regulation when the previous number is missing or when the vehicle or trailer has never had a vehicle identification number; and how a vehicle identification number plate shall be placed on the vehicle after approval and production by the Department of Vehicle Regulation as required by KRS 186A.090.


      Section 1. When applying for a new or replacement vehicle identification number as permitted by KRS 186A.090, the owner of the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer but excluding mobile homes shall do the following:

      (1) Complete, in full, the form for application for motor number or vehicle identification number prescribed and furnished by the Transportation Cabinet. This application must be signed and notarized.

      (2) Submit the completed application to the county clerk or deliver in person to the Department of Vehicle Regulation, Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing, Frankfort, Kentucky. Attached to the completed application shall be proof of vehicle ownership, such as title, registration, affidavit, or court order, a notarized statement explaining why there is no serial or identification number on the vehicle and the address where the vehicle may be examined.


      Section 2. The county clerk shall submit all documentation received to a certified motor vehicle inspector. The certified inspector shall examine the vehicle and assure that it is lawfully owned by the applicant. The certified inspector, after determining that the applicant is the lawful owner and completing any applicable portions of the application form, shall submit his findings and the completed application and supporting documentation to the Department of Vehicle Regulation.


      Section 3. When the Department of Vehicle Regulation approves the application, a vehicle identification number shall be assigned. After the vehicle identification number is assigned, the Department of State Police Vehicle Investigation Section shall designate how and where the assigned number shall be affixed on the vehicle. The vehicle identification number plate, certified copy of the application and diagram showing the location on the vehicle where the Department of State Police require the vehicle identification number plate be affixed shall be provided the certified inspector. The certified inspector from the county where the registration and/or title is to be obtained shall inspect the vehicle and verify that the number plate is affixed to the vehicle in the location designated by the Kentucky State Police.


      Section 4. The fully completed inspection form shall be forwarded to the county clerk by the certified inspector. The county clerk shall register the vehicle and then forward the application to the Department of Vehicle Regulation. (10 Ky.R. 327; eff. 1-4-84; Am. 14 Ky.R. 261; eff. 9-10-87.)