Vehicles


BEST OPTION: RENEW ONLINE

Requirements:

  1. The vehicle must be currently insured with a company that is registered with the Kentucky Office of Insurance. (Insurance purchased within the last 45 days may not be in our database. This will prohibit you from renewing your vehicle online)
  2. If your information displayed on the screen is incorrect, click "CANCEL" and contact our office by email at renew@fayettecountyclerk.com with your license plate number(s) and new address.  We will reply when that has been updated.
  3. Past due property taxes on any other vehicles will prohibit online processing.
  4. Leased vehicles cannot be renewed online.
  5. Payment must be made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Click here to Renew Online

RENEWAL BY MAIL

PLEASE PUT ALL YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS IN ONE ENVELOPE. DO NOT SEND EACH CAR SEPERATELY.
 
What you will need to mail:
  1. Original Certificate of Registration (Photocopies are not acceptable).
  2. Proof of Kentucky Insurance Card.
  3. If the original registration is not available, the current registered owner must sign an Affidavit for Replacement (TC96-167) and have their signature notarized. There will be an additional $3.00 fee for the replacement.
  4. Add $2.00 postage and handling per registration.
 
Any delinquent property tax owed on any other vehicle may prohibit registration renewal.
The Department of Revenue mails a courtesy notice two months prior to expiration showing tax and registration fees due.
 
To process by mail, send to
 
Fayette County Clerk
162 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507 

Payment must be in the form of personal check, cashier's check or money order.

RENEW IN PERSON
 
What you will need:
 
1. Original Certificate of Registration (Photocopies are not acceptable). There is a $6 fee to duplicate your original if it is lost. A registration can only be duplicated by the current owner of the vehicle with his/her picture identification.
2. Kentucky Proof of Insurance Card.

RENEWAL BY DROP-BOX

You turn in the same items as a renewal by mail.  The grey drop box is next to our 2nd level entrance in the Helix garage. Please put all documents in a sealed envelope.  Be sure to include your mailing address and a way to contact you (email address and/or phone number).
If you have questions, please email us at: renew@fayettecountyclerk.com
 
Please include as much information about the vehicle as you can so that we can help you faster. (Plate number and/or VIN number.) Also please include your name and a contact phone number.