How to change ownership of a vehicle in Kenya

How to change ownership of a vehicle in Kenya. Using the Tims system, you can Transfer ownership of a motor vehicle online through the National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) website. Below is how to transfer a logbook.You need to Register A Tims account if you havent registered please do so below;

If you haven’t registered to Tims please do so HERE

If you have an account please follow the below procedure:

How to change ownership of a vehicle in Kenya 

NB: Both parties (buyer and seller) have to create individual accounts to be able know How to change ownership of a vehicle in Kenya.

By both Parties we mean the buyer and seller here, if you are buying a car from a Trading company of a “Show room” please tell the dealer to make the transfer for you. If you can be able to know How to change ownership of a vehicle in Kenya ,then very well and good. The procedure for online Ntsa Motor Vehicle Transfer is as follows.

How to make the transfer.

1.Login to your Tims account using your Username and Password

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2.Click on VEHICLE REGISTRATION to access the menu


4.Click on CREATE NEW button and key in the vehicle registration number

5.Click on INQUIRE to find information about the vehicle

6.Then click VIEW to get more information

7.UPLOAD a scanned copy of the logbook. If you are having difficulties uploading the Logbook copy please ..


8.Under New Vehicle, the seller should select whether they are individual, company, dealer or financial institution.

9.Key in national ID number if making the transfer as an individual

10.If transacting as a company, key in PIN number the click the ADD option

11.Proceed to security verification, select MOBILE

12.Select SEND VERIFICATION CODE then enter the code you will receive on your phone

13.Once the seller clicks SUBMIT, the buyer will receive notification via SMS that the vehicle has been transferred to them and that they are required to either accept or decline the transfer.

To accept the transfer

  • Log in to
  • Click on VIEW to see the vehicle details
  • Under security verification, select VERIFICATION MODE and click SEND to get the code on your phone
  • Key in the verification and either ACCEPT or DECLINE the transfer (decline will revert the vehicle back to the owner)
  • If you click on ACCEPT, fill in the required information
  • Then click on SUBMIT for the application to be sent to NTSA for processing

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Your logbook will be ready within seven working days.