In Kentucky, you can renew your vehicle registration either online, by mail, or in person.


You can renew your KY vehicle registration online if:

  • Your current address is on file with the county clerk.
  • You have proof of insurance (New policies less than 45 days old may not appear in the DMV system).
  • You own your vehicle.
  • You don’t’ have any unpaid taxes.
  • Your KY vehicle registration is current.
  • You don’t have special or personalized license plates.

If all the above requirements are met you can RENEW NOW through the Motor Vehicle Licenses system.


By Mail or In Person

To renew your KY vehicle registration by mail or in person, you will need:

  • Your certificate of registration.
  • Proof of your car insurance (must be the original; copies are not accepted).
  • Payment. (See “Fees to Renew Your KY Vehicle Registration” below.)
    • NOTE: You will be charged an additional $2 convenience fee for mailed-in renewals.

Mail the above documents to:

Montgomery County Clerk
P.O. Box 1406
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

or bring them to the office in person:

1 Court Street, Suite 2
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

If you renew by mail you should receive your decals in about 7 business days.


Fees to Renew Your KY Vehicle Registration

Your Kentucky registration renewal fee will be displayed on your registration renewal notice you receive from the Kentucky DMV. Your fee is determined based on the type of vehicle and license plate you have. Common registration renewal fees for vehicles with regular KY plates are:

  • Standard non-commercial vehicle: $21.
  • Motorcycle: $18.50.
  • Farm vehicle: $31.

For a full list of registration renewal fees for special license plates, visit the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Licensing website.

You will also need to pay the following additional fees if you renew your vehicle registration online or by mail:

  • Online: $5.
  • By mail: $2.


BUYER BEWARE! – TITLE AND SERIAL NUMBER CHECK Before purchasing any motor vehicle, make certain that the current owner can provide a valid title for the vehicle. Be sure to verify that the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) matches the number reflected on the title. This number is typically located on the dashboard on the driver’s side and is usually visible through the windshield. If these numbers do not match, insist that the discrepancy be corrected or do not complete the transaction.

Montgomery County Clerk

Chris Cockrell

1 Court St Ste 2
Mount Sterling, KY 40353

Office: (859) 498-8700
Fax: (859) 498-8729
Email: [email protected]

Monday – Thursday: 8:15-4:00
Friday: 8:00-5:00


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