How To Transfer Logbook In Kenya

How To Transfer Logbook In Kenya

A logbook is a book in which someone records details and events relating to something, for example, a journey or period of their life, or a vehicle.

In this article Keweb. co tries to answer the question by publishing the ways one can Transfer Logbook in Kenya

Below are the most helpful ways to Transfer Logbook in Kenya

You can transfer ownership of a motor vehicle online through the National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) website.

Below is how to transfer a logbook:

Register to TIMS

  • Go to
  • Both parties (buyer and seller) have to create individual accounts.
  • Click on REGISTER AN ACCOUNT and chose the registration options (individual, car dealer, financial institution, or company)
  • Fill in the details as required
  • To receive an SMS alert for the secret code that confirms the successful transaction, ensure you click on the subscribe SMS option at the top right corner

How to make the transfer

  • Click on VEHICLE REGISTRATION to access the menu
  • Click on CREATE NEW button and key in the vehicle registration number
  • Click on INQUIRE to find information about the vehicle
  • Then click VIEW to get more information
  • UPLOAD a scanned copy of the logbook
  • Under New Vehicle, the seller should select whether they are an individual, company, dealer, or financial institution.
  • Key in your national ID number if making the transfer as an individual
  • If transacting as a company, key in the PIN number then click the ADD option
  • Proceed to security verification, select MOBILE
  • Select SEND VERIFICATION CODE then enter the code you will receive on your phone
  • Once the seller clicks SUBMIT, the buyer will receive a 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.

How much does it cost to transfer a log book in Kenya?

The NTSA Logbook Transfer Charges

Vehicle Engine CapacityCharges
2,001 to 2,500 CC3,845
2,501 to 3,000 CC5,055
3,001 CC and Above5,915
Trailer with less than 4 wheels1,030

How do I verify a logbook in Kenya?

Here are the steps:

  1. This service costs 550 KSh.
  2. Log in to your eCitizen account.
  3. Once your account is created or if you have one, log in to eCitizen here:
  4. Select National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) and click on “Get Service Now”.
  5. Select “Make Application”
  6. Select “Vehicle registration”