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KSP Reminds Motorists Of "Urban Limited" Plate Use

Date of News Release: 07/18/2011

(Louisville, Ky.) -- With an alarming number of complaints being received, the Kentucky State Police would like to remind the public about the proper use of URBAN LIMITED plates.

URBAN LIMITED plates are for use exclusively on vehicles transporting property within the limits of a city or just outside the limits. The city will be filed on an affadavit that is required to be filed. For first through fourth class cities, the vehicle is permitted to operate within the city limits or within 10 miles of the city limits. For fifth and sixth class cities, the vehicle is permitted to operate in the city limits or within 5 miles of the city limits. For example, Bardstown is a fourth class city, while Bloomfield is a fifth class city. A vehicle registered in Nelson County with a URBAN LIMITED plate, which lists Bardstown on the affadavit, will be allowed to operate in Bardstown or within 10 miles of the Bardstown city limits.

When applying for the URBAN LIMITED plate, the applicant must sign the registration receipt. The applicant’s signature upon the registration receipt shall constitute a certification or affidavit stating that the motor vehicle when used within this state is used only for the transportation of property within the city to be named in the affidavit and the area above set out and that the vehicle will not be used outside of a city and the area above set out during the current registration period. The plates are available with weights of 22,000 lbs to 80,000 lbs.

Extra enforcement efforts towards the improper use of URBAN LIMITED plates are currently being held. Violations from the improper use of an URBAN LIMITED plate can result in confiscation of the license plate, impoundment of the vehicle, fines, and court appearances.

URBAN LIMITED registration plates are regulated under KRS 186.050 (8).

Anyone with further questions may contact the Kentucky State Police at (502) 452-8983.

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