Upcoming new look and production of KY license plates

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky will get new, modernized license plates starting next year.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it’s working with Intellectual Technologies Inc., to create plates that will no longer have raised letters and numbers, but will instead be flat and printed digitally. Officials say this will reduce the production costs of bulk manufacturing, storage space and unused inventory.

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The background graphics and pricing for standard and special license plates will remain the same, according to the state.

According to the cabinet, car owners with license plates older than eight years will be among the first drivers offered the new plates when renewing their registration.

In year two, the cabinet says all other drivers will be offered the new plate design. It says once a driver receives a new plate, a sticker will be given during the annual registration visit until it is time to renew their plates again in five to seven years.