Personalizing a License Plate

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.

Applications for personalized plates must first be approved by the Department of Motor Vehicle Licensing. Visit for more information and to request approval for a plate.

Once an approval letter is issued, submit said letter with the $25.00 application fee and the Application for Personalized License Plate (TC96-342) to the clerk's office.


What you will need:

Application for Personalized License Plate (TC96-342), complete and signed.

Approval letter from the Department of Motor Vehicle Licensing.

$25.00 - Application
Annual renewal fees vary

To process by mail, send to:
Fayette County Clerk
162 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Acceptable Methods of Payment


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

A mask will be required while inside the building.

Only the individual renewing 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