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Kentucky - KYU #

We are licensed and registered with the state of Kentucky to obtain KYU numbers for motor carriers.

If you travel through the state of Kentucky, in a commercial vehicle (private and for-hire), with a GVWR of 60,000 lbs or more, you will need a KYU # or you will need to buy a trip permit each time you enter the state. Currently, a ten day temporary permit will cost you approximately $45.00. If you will enter the state more than 3 times a year, Kentucky requires you to obtain your KYU #.

The KYU number issued by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is a permanent registration, no yearly renewals. Kentucky does require that you maintain a vehicle inventory for your KYU number. All trucks will need to be listed on your KYU number inventory and must be added or deleted as your trucks change.

KYU Number       

                   $ 40.00                

Your MC number must be active to obtain a KYU #.

To obtain your KYU #, you must have the following:

1. UCR registration completed for all years of operation, past and present.
2. USDOT number must be active.
3. Proof of insurance must be on file with the FMCSA if you have an MC# and your MC # must be active.


This application is for a new KYU number. If you previously had a KYU number, you will need to call the Kentucky tax division at 502-564-4150 to reinstate your old KYU number. If you need a 10 day temporary permit, please call 502-564-4127.

KYU numbers are issued by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm EST, Mon-Fri.

If we receive your application by 2:00 PM EST, Mon-Fri, we can usually have your KYU number the same day. Kentucky states that it can take up to 48 hours for your KYU number to be issued. This can and does happen. Our experience is it will takes anywhere from less than 3 hours to 24 hours. Times stated above are not guaranteed, delays are possible.