The Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission is responsible for:

  • Licensing motor vehicle dealers, salespersons, manufacturers, distributors, and their representatives pursuant to KRS Chapter 190.
  • Providing consumer protection by investigating complaints against dealerships in regards to purchasing a vehicle and dealer failing to transfer to the customer.  Customer trading in a vehicle and dealer failing to take it out of their name.  Dealer plate and temporary tag usage.   We do not handle matters of restitution.
  • Issuing​ administrative citations to dealers who fail to comply with the laws governing motor vehicle sales.
  • The Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission meets the second Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. located at 105 Sea Hero Road Suite 1 Frankfort, Kentucky. 
  • NOTICE:   The Commission no longer requires background checks for sales people as a part of the application process. 

Current Commission Members:

  • Ray Cottrell, Sr., Chairman
  • Doug Dotson, Vice Chairman
  • Kenneth Blanton
  • Chuck Coldiron
  • Larry Craig
  • David Hinton
  • Del Farmer
  • Bill Kuster
  • Debbie Robke
  • Jo Shoop
  • Ron Jackson
  • John-Mark Hack, Commissioner, Department of Vehicle Regulation