Motor Boat Renewals

Motor vehicle license plates are renewed in the vehicle owner’s birth month, except for personalized and some special plates. To renew, you must have a current Kentucky insurance card if your insurance cannot be verified by computer. Verification depends on your company’s compliance with House Bill 29 Mandatory Insurance Law.

Accepted methods of payment are cash, money order, personal checks, and cashier’s check. MasterCard, Visa and Discover are also accepted.

Support the Child Care Assistance Program by adding a dollar when you renew.

Support the Veteran’s Trust fund with a donation when you renew.

Four Convenient Ways to Renew Your Registration!

1. Renew by Phone

Renew by Telephone:270-685-8434 EXT 2

  • Insurance must be current and verifiable
  • Address on current registration must be correct

Have the following information available when you call:

  1. Title number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the vehicle to be renewed
  2. Credit card information (Visa / MasterCard / Discover)
  3. Daytime phone number

You will receive your completed renewal by mail in 3 – 5 business days.

2. Renew Online:

Renew your registration from the comfort of your home or office. Visit the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Licensing System website to start the process.

You will receive your completed renewal by mail in 3 – 5 business days.

3. Renew by Mail:

Avoid the lines and use our Mail-In Renewal Service. A $2.00 fee is added to cover postage and handling. Send registration certificate, current KY insurance card, and payment (plus a $2.00 mail-in fee to Daviess Co Clerk P.O. Box 689 Owensboro, KY 42302

4. Walk-In:

Visit our office Monday thru Friday from 8-4:30 for fast friendly service.

Motor Boat Renewals

All motor boat registrations and transfers are handled by the County Clerk’s Office. Kentucky law requires all boats having motors to be registered if operated on public waters. To register a boat you must have your registration certificate. Boat renewals and property tax payments may be processed in the same ways that you renew a motor vehicle (see above).

To correspond with us in writing, please write to:

Daviess County Clerk
P.O. Box 609
Owensboro, KY 42301