Five Convenient Ways to ReNew Your Registration!

Telephone ReNew

Renew by Telephone:  You may call in your vehicle registration at 1-866-658-9866

24 hours a day and 7 days a week from home, work or while you’re on vacation!

  • Registration must not be expired
  • Property tax must not be delinquent on any vehicle.
  • Insurance must be current and verifiable.
  • Address on current registration must be correct.

Have the following information available when you call:

  1. Title number of the vehicle to be renewed
  2. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  3. Credit card information (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover)
  4. Daytime Phone Number

You will receive your completed renewal by mail in 3-5 business days.

2. Renew on-line:

Renew your registration from the comfort of your home or office. Visit the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Licensing System at to start the process.

You will receive your completed renewal by mail in 3-5 business days.

3. Mail-In Renewal: 

Avoid the lines and use our Mail-In Renewal Service. A $2.00 fee is added to cover the postage and handling. Send Renewal Notice, current KY insurance card, and payment (plus a $2.00 mail-in fee.

You will receive your completed renewal by mail in 3 – 5 business days. 

In processing any transaction that requires proof of insurance and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Automated Vehicle Information System (AVIS) does not verify the insurance automatically, the 45 day rule may come in to play. If you provide the Clerk’s Office an insurance card as proof of insurance, the card cannot have an Effective/Issue date older than 45 days from the date that it is presented. It is important to note that the effective date of the policy may be different than the effective date of the insurance card. For acceptance the Clerk’s Office is concerned with the date the card was issued, not the policy. This applies to Personal Policies only. Once on site type  “Mandatory Insurance” in the search field. That will bring up the 45 day Mandatory Insurance requirements/law.

4. Branch Offices:

Visit our branch office for fast, friendly service Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

5. Motor Boat Renewals 

All motor boat registrations and transfers are handled by the County Clerk’s Office. Kentucky law requires all boats having motors to be registered if operated on public waters. Boat renewals and property tax payments may be processed in the same ways that you renew a motor vehicle (see above) except by the internet.