Personalized plates are available on both standard and specialty plates. The personalized plate cannot conflict with the State number/letter system nor be offensive. The customer has the option of ordering a "new" plate each year or renewing with a decal only. For a list of Personalized Plates visit http://mvl.ky.gov/MVLWeb/PIServlet
The maximum number of characters permitted on a standard issue personalized plate is six (6). One space or one dash may be requested in addition to the six characters. The number of characters permitted on a personalized special plate varies.
The maximum number of characters permitted on a personalized motorcycle plate is six (6). If all six characters are used, an additional space or dash is not permitted. The number of characters permitted on a personalized special motorcycle plate varies. Visit mvl.ky.gov for more information.
What you will need:
Go to Clerks Office and the clerk will submit the request.
Fees for Personalizing a Plate:
$25.00 - Application (ordered by customer) - It may take up to 30 days for the plate to be recieved at the Clerks Office.
* Additional fees will be collected at the time the personalized plate is issued to the customer.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky has over 60 specialty plates for a customer to choose from, if they wish not to purchase the standard "Unbridled Spirit" or "In God We Trust" plates. For a complete list of plates, including pictures and fees, visit the Transportation Cabinet's Specialty Plate List.
Specialty Plate Expiration:
Customers Birth Month
Personalized Environmental plates
Personalized Plates that Expire in the Month December
Standard – “In God We Trust”
Standard – Unbridled Spirit