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    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet – Motor Vehicle Licensing System oversees the distribution and issuance of personalized and customized vanity license plates. Kentucky allows you to determine if your specific lettering on the license plate is available online . Personalized license plates in Kentucky can be only be ordered in person at your County Clerks Office. License plates can only be ordered by a registered owner and the plate you order must be registered to an Kentucky vehicle at the time of issuance.
  • Types of Vehicles: The Kentucky Motor Vehicle Licensing System allows personalized license plates on cars, vans, SUVs and pickup trucks while motorcycle plates may only be issued to motorcycles.
  • Fee: The fee for a personalized license plate in Kentucky is $25 in addition to the regular renewal fee of $21. For more information, visit the Kentucky Personalized Plate FAQ.
  • Number of Characters: In Kentucky, they allow a maximum of 7 characters for all plates except motorcycles which can have 6 characters. You can use any combination of Letters A to Z, Spaces, Dashes and Numbers 0 to 9 .
  • Limitations: Personalized vanity license plates in Kentucky are subject to approval by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
  • Is My Plate Available?: Yes – Kentucky allows you to determine if your plate is available online. Go to the Kentucky Online Plate Lookup and choose which type of plate you want.
  • How to Order: To order your personalized Kentucky personalized license plate, follow these steps:

    This Site is not owned or operated by, nor affiliated with any governmental organization. This Site contains general information with respect to personalized license plates at the department of motor vehicles in various states. It is for informational and educational purposes only. You should check with the specific state that your motor vehicle is registered in before ordering.