What is a Kentucky
Nature License Plate?
Help keep Kentucky a natural state! Buy
a nature license plate when you register your car, light truck or
SUV on your birthday. Money from the sale of the plate goes into the
Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund for purchasing natural areas to
be left as wild places held in trust for future generations. Since the
program began in 1995, Kentuckians have contributed more than $10
What are the current designs?
A bobcat, cardinal, or viceroy butterfly.
How much does it
Annual cost is $10 above the regular registration
Where does the money go?
the $25 total cost of
registering a motor vehicle, $12 goes to the Transportation Cabinet for
production of the plate, $3 goes to your county clerk for the processing
$10 goes to the Heritage Land Conservation Fund. It is used to purchase
land from willing sellers for nature preserves, state parks and forests,
wildlife management areas, recreation and environmental education
areas, wild river corridors and wetlands.
How do I get a nature plate?
If you are
registering a new or out-of-state vehicle for the first time, request a nature
license plate from your county clerk or motor vehicle dealer. If you lease,
offer your leasing company a check for the extra charge to get the Kentucky
nature license plate. If you are converting from a regular plate, turn in your
plate to your county clerk, and you will be given credit for the months
remaining on your decal.
How can I get more information?
Visit the Kentucky Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing website or see your county clerk.