How to Renew your Vehicle Registration...

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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 e-mailed to

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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. 

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Methods of Payment

By Phone 

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

859-624-4703 (Option 1)

By Mail

Madison County Clerk

PO Box 1270

Richmond, KY 40476

In person

Madison County Courthouse

101 W. Main St.

Richmond, KY 40475


Berea Police & Municipal Building 

304 Chestnut St.

Berea, KY 40403

Please make checks payable to the Madison County Clerk.