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Online Registration Renewal

Almost 100 plates now available for Online Renewal

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I transfer a vehicle?
  • Can I get a replacement title?

How to check my previously paid Motor Vehicle Taxes? 

  • You need the VIN, which is found in one of the following locations:
    • On the dash of your vehicle.
    • On the vehicle title.
    • On your registration.
    • VIN Lookup

Process to Apply for a Personalized Plate

  • Go to drive.ky.gov and select the plate style you would like to personalize.
  • Check to see if you personalization is available.
  • If available, you will submit an online pre-application to the Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing (MVL).
  • A committee within MVL will approve or deny your request.
  • If approved you must bring your pre-approval form and application to the County Clerk to process your application at that time you will pay the $25 fee.
  • The plate will arrive at the County Clerk’s office within 4-8 weeks.  Be sure to bring in your current plate to exchange for your personalized plate.

What do I need to bring to the County Clerk’s office to renew my registration?

  • Kentucky Certificate of Registration (Full Size White Sheet Certificate of Registration).
  • Current Original Insurance Card Copies of Cards are Not Accepted.
  • Effective Date must be within 45 days of your renewal visit.
  • Check, Cash, or Card for Payment.
  • If you use a debit/credit card there is a processing fee of 2.75% of the total with a minimum charge of $2.75

Where do I obtain a vehicle inspection form?

  • The County Sheriff’s Office currently performs vehicle inspections.
  • Sheriff Inspections are required for any motorized road vehicle transferring in from out of state and for rebuilt vehicles.
  • Find out what you documents you will need for an inspection and why you would need one at the County Sheriff’s website.
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