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How do I renew my vehicle registration?

On-line renewal:

By Phone:

Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm  
859-624-4703 (Option 1)

By Mail: 

Madison County Clerk
PO Box 1270
Richmond, KY 40475

In Person at:

Madison County Courthouse
101 W. Main St
Richmond, KY 40475

Berea Police & Municipal Building
304 Chestnut St. 
Berea, KY 40403

Required Documentation:

  • Vehicle registration or the renewal notice.
  • Proof of Kentucky Insurance (VIN Number must match registration) *** the effective date on the insurance card must be NO MORE THAN 45 DAYS from the date you come to the County Clerk's Office to register your vehicle.  Proof of insurance can be Faxed to our office at 859-624-8474 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • For a list of fees for current registration period: Click Here *Note: These Fee's Do Not include Property Taxes.

Property Tax:

The owner of a vehicle as of January 1st of each tax year is responsible for the tax for that year. If at the time of transfer the property tax has not been paid the seller will be responsible for that tax. To avoid delinquent taxes, it is recommended that the seller pay taxes at the time of transfer. If they do not do this at the time of transfer, the seller will be sent notification by the KY Revenue Cabinet of tax due. This does not relinquished responsibility to pay property tax timely.

Note: Fees are based on a 12 month validity period for standard issue plates and does not include special or personalized plates.






2014 kbarger profilev2A native of Richmond, Kentucky, Clerk Kenny Barger graduated from Madison Central High School and also attended Eastern Kentucky University.  Prior to his election in 2010, Clerk Kenny Barger worked in his family’s business, Barger’s Towing and Recovery, and as Manager at Mikron Industries, Inc., both located in Richmond, Kentucky. 

Current Term: 2015 - 2018
First Elected: 2010



Our Locations:

Richmond Location:

101 W Main Street

Richmond, KY 40475

Berea Location:

304 Chestnut Street

Berea, KY 40403

Hours of Operation for All Locations:

Mon. to Fri. 8am to 4:30pm