Important Information regarding
personalized license plate applications

Beginning July 17, 2017, all requests for new personalized license plates must be submitted to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department or Vehicle Regulation, Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing through the Drive.KY.Gov website

  • On the Drive.KY.Gov website, please click the Vehicle Services drop-down menu at the top of the home page, and then click on the License Plates link
  • Customers will be guided through an online search to ensure the desired plate is available¬†
  • If the desired plate is available, then customers will complete an online request form
  • Every request will be reviewed by a Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing committee to ensure full compliance with state law
  • Customers will be notified of the Committee’s decision by mail or e-mail within 30 days
    • Approved Requests will receive a pre-approval form that should be taken to the local County Clerk’s office for submission with the official application form. Approval does not secure a place. Plate must be ordered at Clerk’s office along with payment of $25 fee.¬†
    • Denied requests will receive notification by mail or e-mail, including explanation of the appeals process
For more information, please call 502-564-1257 or visit