Monday, January 21, 2008

KENTUCKY

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Trailers (Non-Recreational)



A trailer is any vehicle designed for carrying property and being drawn by a motor vehicle being so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle. A semi-trailer or fifth wheel is any vehicle designed for carrying property and being drawn by a motor vehicle and is so constructed that some part of its weight and some part of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle. Semi-trailers may not be used for farm use. Trailers that are used for farm use do not require a license plate if the vehicle pulling the trailer is registered as a regular Farm truck. If a farm truck is registered as Limited Farm it will have to have license plates for any trailers that it tows. Trailers, semi-trailers or fifth wheels that are used for commercial use must be licensed through the clerk’s office.



The following documents are required for trailers licensed by the clerk’s office:

* Certificate of registration
* Payment for registration and property tax fees

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Trailer License Exemptions



Trailers that are privately owned and operated and meet the following criteria do not have to be licensed in Kentucky.

Used for the transportation of:

* Boats
* Luggage
* Personal Effects
* Farm products, farm supplies or farm equipment
* All-terrain vehicles as defined in KRS 189.010(24)
* Wildlife as defined in KRS 150.010(41) that the owner or operator of the trailer has obtained while hunting
* Firearms or other supplies used in conjunction with hunting wildlife



Trailer (Recreational)

A recreational trailer is any unit designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use, which is drawn by another vehicle. The basic entities are travel trailer, camping trailer and truck camper. Recreational trailers must be licensed in Kentucky if the trailer will be towed or operated on the highway.



Travel Trailer
A travel trailer is a portable unit mounted on wheels and designed to provide temporary living quarters. It shall be a size and weight, which shall not require special highway movement permits when drawn by a motorized vehicle. It shall have a living area of less than 220 Square Feet, excluding built-in equipment (such as wardrobes, closets, cabinets, kitchen units, or fixtures) and bath and toilet rooms. The exterior of a travel trailer shall be less than 320 Square Feet. Travel trailers are renewed every March.

The following documents are required for travel trailers licensed by the clerk’s office:

* Certificate of registration
* Payment for registration and property tax fees



Camping Trailer

A camping trailer is a portable unit mounted on wheels and constructed with collapsible partial side walls, which fold for towing by another vehicle and unfold at the camp site to provide temporary living quarters. Camping trailers are renewed every March.



The following documents are required for camping trailers licensed by the clerk’s office:

* Certificate of registration
* Payment for registration and property tax fees



Truck Camper

A truck camper is a portable unit constructed to provide temporary living quarters, consisting of a roof, floor and sides designed to be loaded onto and unloaded from the bed of a pick-up truck.



The following documents are required for truck campers licensed by the clerk’s office:

* Certificate of registration
* Payment for registration and property tax fees