Kentucky Registration Renewal

Your vehicle license plate/decal must be renewed each year. Generally, most plates expire in the birth month of the owner. The Kentucky Revenue Cabinet mails each vehicle owner a renewal notice listing the amount of property taxes and license fees due. It is the owner's responsibility to renew, even if a reminder is not received. The notice is not needed to renew the plate/decal.

There are some plates that expire in months other than the owner's birth month.

Vehicles or trailers that have March expirations:

  • Farm trucks
  • Motor Homes/Recreational Vehicles
  • Trailers
  • Weighted Trucks (10,000-80,000 lbs.)

Vehicles that have handicap plates expire in July and personalized plates expire in December.

The following documents are required:

  • Certificate of registration
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Payment of registration fees and property tax

Vehicles Registration slip & proof of insurance on vehicle to be renewed must be presented to the county clerk.

Kentucky Registration Renewal