Vehicle Registration and Renewal

Vehicle Registration Renewal

Please visit the County Clerk's Office specified on your registration renewal notice to renew your vehicle registration in person.  When renewing your registration at the County Clerk's Office be sure to bring:

  • Kentucky certificate of registration
  • current original (not a copy) of proof of Kentucky insurance
  • money for fees and applicable taxes

Online Vehicle Registration Renewal

If you meet the requirements outlined below you can renew your vehicle registration online at MVL.ky.gov.

  • Vehicle must be currently insured with a company that is registered with the Kentucky office of insurance to be eligible to use this website.
  • If you have obtained insurance within the last 45 days your information may not be in our database. This could prohibit you from renewing your vehicle from this site. Please visit your County Clerk and provide proof of insurance at that time
  • If the Registration Renewal Request is submitted before 12:00 midnight EST, your local county clerk will receive the request tomorrow morning for processing, otherwise it will be received the following day.
  • If your information appearing on the screens is incorrect, click "Cancel" and contact your County Clerk.
  • The vehicle(s) renewed must have unexpired registration(s).
  • The owner of the vehicle(s) cannot have overdue property taxes on any other vehicles.
  • The address on the registration renewal notice must be your current address. (Registration materials will be mailed to this address.) If your current address does not match your registration renewal notice please contact your County Clerk.
  • At this time, all standard passenger "Unbridled Spirit" plates can be renewed online.
  • Leased vehicles cannot be renewed online.
  • A convenience fee of $5.00 will be charged for each vehicle being renewed.
  • Payment can be made using Visa or MasterCard.
Contact Information Contact Info
Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622

Mailing
PO Box 2014
Frankfort, KY 40602-2014

Phone: (502) 564-1257
Fax: (502) 564-0471
Email: MVL Helpdesk
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