Personalized license plate changes in Kentucky


Renewing your personalized license plate in Kentucky will be changing in 2019.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says all personalized license plates will transition to a birth month expiration beginning January 2, 2019. This will bring personalized license plates in line with standard issue plates that expire on the last day of the vehicle owner’s birth month. 

Currently, personalized license plates expire annually on December 31, and you have to renew it in-person at your local County Clerk’s office between November 15 and December 31.

Beginning in January 2019, individuals with January, February or March birth months will renew their personalized plates in person or online anytime between their birth month and April 30, 2019. All other birth months will renew by the last day of their birth month. In 2020, all applicants will renew by the last day of their birth month. 

Personalized plate holders who renew between November 15 and December 31 of 2018 will pay 2019 registration fees for the period of January 1, 2019 through the last day of the individual’s birth month in 2019. Online renewal is not available through December 31 but will resume January 2, 2019 for unexpired registration renewals only. The changes only affect the timing of when applicants renew and do not include any fee changes.

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(This story was originally published on Dec. 6, 2018)

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