Vehicle Inspection/ VIN Verification

Required Items

You will need to bring the following to your vehicle inspection:

  • $5 - cash, check or credit/debit card (Note: Credit/Debit transactions are subject to a convenience fee paid by the cardholder.  The Sheriff does not receive any type of fee or commission for these transactions.) 
  • Your valid U.S. driver's license
  • Your original vehicle title
  • Your vehicle

For individuals or businesses we can come to you, but there will be an extra charge of $10.


The Sheriff deputy will inspect the following:

  • The vehicle identification number (VIN) and compare it with the number on the Title or Certificate of Origin
  • The vehicle’s mileage, as 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.

Safety Features 

For Salvage vehicles the inspector may also check the vehicle for all safety features, including:

  • Check Brake Light
  • Glass
  • Horn
  • Lights
  • Turn Signals
  • Wipers