Kentucky Banned License Plates

Kentucky Banned License Plates

License plates in Kentucky are issued by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet through its Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) licensing to identify a motor or a vehicle. Kentucky has a number of license plates, such as:

  • Regular (Standard Issue)
  • Special Motorcycle Plates
  • Military Motorcycle
  • Military
  • Independent College
  • University
  • Disabled
  • Miscellaneous
  • Special

We will discuss the banned vanity plates in the next section.

Banned Vanity Plates in Kentucky

Vanity plates can include up to six alphas and/or numeric characters together with a space or a dash. Kentucky banns hundreds of vanity plates in a year, due to many factors. All the custom license plates are managed by Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) and Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS). The DMV of Kentucky is in charge of authorizing the license plates.

Rejected Vanity Plates

The DMV of Kentucky often rejects vanity plates due to the following reasons:

  • race
  • discrimination
  • sex
  • religion
  • color
  • national origin
  • the name of a special product
  • brand name.

Additionally, offensive custom plates are also the ones that include:

  • certain political belief
  • faith
  • religion or anti-religion.

Here are a few examples of turned down vanity plates:

  • TRUMP. This vanity plate shows the ex-US president’s name, thus it was banned.
  • SIX6VI. This custom plate consists of three different types of numeral six. It stands for a satanic number. And, since topics about religion is forbidden, they rejected this custom plate.
  • BOOBS. The following license plate contains a vulgar word, that is why they turned it down.
  • BYE BOY. We know that the word ‘boy’ means a young male child. However, within the black community, it is a derogatory word.
  • JAKA55. The last two 5s can stand for double S which makes it profanity.
  • WWG1WG. The full word is ‘WWG1WGA’. The acronym stands for “where we go one we go all”. In addition, it became famous among D. Trump supporters. They believed Mr. Trump was the only strong political leader. That is why they thought he could defend the country from evil and fight against corruption and for moral standards. Since it has political touch in it, the DMV banned this custom plate.

Custom Plates in Kentucky

Owning a custom plate can be fun since it shows your unique and individual nature. However, you should be careful as to what type of customization you choose for your vanity plate. Since it is subject to approval by the DMV of Kentucky, be more cautious about your choice.
Custom plates can also be expensive but it varies according to the license plate type. The cost varies from 25$ up to 86$. It includes:

  • Initial cost, and
  • Customization cost.

For renewal, you also have to pay extra money, which depends on the license plate type you wish to renew.

The process of making a custom plate is as follows:

  • Firstly, you apply for a custom plate.
  • Afterwards, it goes to the DMV for an approval.
  • Lastly, it is sent for manufacturing, processing, and shipping to the pick-up location.

All these stages can take up to six weeks.

If you would like to move the custom plate from one vehicle to another, you have to pay an extra fee of 3.00$.

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