Lost Plate or Decal

What you will need:

  1. Original Certificate of Registration. (Photocopies are not acceptable.)
  2. Proof of current Kentucky liability insurance
  3. A completed Affidavit for Replacement (TC96-167) must be signed by the registered owner of the vehicle. If the vehicle is owned by a company, an officer or agent of the company must sign for the replacement.
  4. The owner's signature must be notarized. Picture identification is required to have documents notarized in our office.


$6.00 - Affidavit notarized out of our office
$9.00 - Affidavit notarized by the County Clerk's office

To process by mail, send to:

Fayette County Clerk
162 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

The new registration, plate and/or decal will be mailed to the registered owner within 3-4 business days.

Acceptable Methods of Payment


To request in person: Make an appointment to visit the Renewal Department

All appointments are at the Fayette County Clerk’s Office, 162 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507.

At your designated appointment time, proceed to the 2nd Floor entrance in the Helix Garage to check-in. (Do not use the front doors)  You will then be directed to the appropriate department for your appointment.

A mask will be required while inside the building.

Only the individual replacing the plate or decal will be permitted in the building, anyone accompanying them will have to wait outside.

For all transactions processed by the renewal department please have all related paperwork in hand at the time of your appointment.  Do not make an appointment through this link for any transfers/change of ownership, or business related to the recording department (deeds, mortgages, marriage license).


Click here to make an appointment with the Renewal Department