Auto Inspections

Kentucky law requires all vehicles purchased in another state to be inspected by the Sheriff in the county where the vehicle is to be licensed.  The inspection is intended to insure that the vehicle is “road worthy” and can be operated safely.

 
WHY DO I NEED AN INSPECTION?
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 Oldham County, and would like to obtain a Oldham 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. This would include, but not be limited to, the brakes, steering, headlights, rear lights, brake lights, and turn signals being in place and fully operable. Additionally, all window glass must be in place and the vehicle must be equipped with operable front windshield wipers.
 
WHAT WILL BE INSPECTED?
A Oldham County Deputy Sheriff, or an Oldham 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 lights, wipers, horn, turn signals, glass, brakes, etc.
 
WHAT IS THE COST?
The fee for an inspection is $5.00 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 $10.00.
What do I need to Bring?
- Vehicle Title
- Your Driver’s License
- $5.00 (cash or check only)
- VTR Form
3 INSPECTION LOCATIONS

OLDHAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
100 West Jefferson Street
La Grange, KY  40031

(West side of building – enter off N. Second or W. Madison St.)
Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.:   8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.;      
Thurs. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
502-222-9501

South Oldham Government Center (Crestwood)
6710 West Highway 146
Crestwood, KY  40014

(Oldham County Clerk’s Office)
Mon., Thurs., Fri.:    8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tues.:  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wed.:  7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
502-241-7621

North Oldham Government Center (Prospect)
13206 US Hwy. 42 #110
Prospect, KY 40059 

(Oldham County Clerk’s Office)
Mon., Tues., Fri.:    8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wed.:  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thurs.:  7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
502-228-6111

Drive Safely and Please Buckle Up!