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An out of state inspection is only required when a vehicle is brought into Kentucky from another state or purchased in another state, and whereas the owner is going to reside in Henderson County, and would like to obtain a Henderson County license plate. Your vehicle must comply with the provisions of KRS Chapter 189 pertaining to vehicle equipment.
Simply put, your vehicle must be in a safe condition for operation upon the highway and capable of transporting both persons and contents in a safe manner. All window glass must be in place and the vehicle must be equipped with operable front windshield wipers. Features that are checked for being in place and fully operable include, but not be limited to:
A Henderson County Deputy Sheriff, or a Henderson County Deputy Clerk certified in vehicle inspections, will check the vehicle identification number (VIN) and compare it with the number on the Title or Certificate of Origin. This information, along with the vehicle’s mileage, is recorded on a Kentucky Application for Certificate of Title / Registration Form.
You must take this completed form to the County Clerk to obtain your Kentucky license plate. The inspector may also check the vehicle for all safety features, including the following and more:
The fee for an inspection is $5 cash or check only - sorry, no credit cards. For businesses that have 1 or more vehicles to be inspected, we can come to you but there will also be a trip fee charge of $10. Call 270-826-2713 for more information.
This all needs to be brought to:
20 N Main StreetSuite 112Henderson, KY 42420
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 PM
20 N Main Street Suite 112Henderson, KY 42420