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Per statute all vehicle taxes are assessed as of January 1. If you own the vehicle on January 1 of that year you are responsible for the taxes.
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All automobiles, trucks, boats, boat trailers, motorcycles, aircraft, and recreational vehicles must be assessed as of January 1 of each year. Motor vehicles are generally taxed in the county of registration. If you have assessment questions regarding motor vehicles or boats, please contact our office at 859-392-1750.
The PVA may be able to lower the value of your vehicle if you have excessive mileage or damage. Please refer to Reducing Assessments under Motor Vehicle Assessment. If you have assessment questions regarding your motor vehicle assessment, please contact our office at 859-392-1750.
To remove your vehicle from the tax roll, proper documentation is required. Please see Motor Vehicle Affidavit.
Unfortunately, you will have to contact both state offices to ensure that the vehicle has been properly removed from one state and registered in another state.
Please note: other states do not notify Kentucky when a vehicle is transferred out-of-state.
If you junked a vehicle, you may still receive a motor vehicle tax bill because the junkyard does not typically let our office know when they receive a "junked" vehicle.
Please see the Motor Vehicle Affidavit page.