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County Clerk to Pause Motor Vehicle Services in Early January

The Daviess County Clerk’s Office will temporarily pause motor vehicle services in early January to accommodate a statewide transition to a new vehicle information database.

According to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the suspension of services will start on January 1 and last 4-10 business days.

The following services will be unavailable during the migration: vehicle and boat registration renewals, vehicle and boat titling and transfers, disabled parking permit issuance and license plate issuance.

Vehicle owners due to renew in December are encouraged to do so early before holiday closures.

“This launch represents the culmination of years of behind-the-scenes work to modernize our robust system to better serve Kentuckians,” said Department of Vehicle Regulation Commissioner Matt Cole.  “KAVIS will streamline processes, improve customer service and enhance overall efficiency.”

The state’s 40-year-old legacy system, AVIS (Automated Vehicle Information System), will sunset this year.  The new KAVIS (Kentucky Automated Vehicle Information System) is expected to be fully integrated by early January.

The service interruption is necessary to allow for the transfer of more than 350 million records.

“It was necessary to migrate this final phase of KAVIS statewide at one time instead of in stages since vehicles are transferable between counties and running two different systems at the same time could impact data integrity,” said Heather Stout, Executive Director of the KYTC Office of Information Technology.

The move to KAVIS will not impact Driver Licensing Regional Offices.

Migration Schedule:
  • Online vehicle registration renewal – Unavailable starting Dec. 28, 2023. Online renewal will
    be restored the week of Jan. 8, 2024. Visit for updates.
  • County Clerk Offices – Motor vehicle and vessel-related services will be unavailable as
    early as Friday, Dec. 29, 2023. All offices will pause services starting Jan. 1, 2024, and
    gradually resume services the week of Jan. 8, 2024.

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