KYTC To Change How Temporary Vehicle Tags Are Made

Jan 30, 2014

In a cost-cutting move, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is changing the way it produces temporary tags for motor vehicles.

KYTC officials say the changes will save money for taxpayers and reduce production time for tags.

The move is part of Gov. Steve Beshear's Smart Government Initiative, which challenged state agencies to find ways to reduce the general cost of doing business. A simple change in the type of card stock used for temporary tags and a decision to begin printing the tags in-house will result in estimated savings of at least $36,000 annually.

A new manufacturing process will make the temporary tags harder to counterfeit, and the prison system will no longer be responsible for printing them.  KYTC is taking that process in house which it says will reduce production and shipping costs.

The new tags will be available soon after the current stock has been used. About 400,000 temporary tags are printed each year.