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Hancock County’s motor vehicle department; reopening

The state of Kentucky will be implementing a vehicle system upgrade beginning on January 1, 2024 through January 8, 2024 with a day to day rollout for counties beginning on January 9, 2024.

Hancock County’s scheduled rollout and reopening of the motor vehicle department is January 9, 2024.

Please note that there will be no motor vehicle, boat or disabled parking permit renewals, new issuances or vehicle or boat transfers available from December 30th – January 8th. Deed room and land record recordings will still be available.


Reminder that DECEMBER renewals need to be done during the month of December and can be done through December 29 th . Please visit our office duringDecember or renew online at

Online renewals will be available through December 27th in order for them to be processed by December 29th .

Please know that JANUARY renewals cannot be done until January 2024.

2024 car taxes do not get uploaded until January. These taxes cannot be paid in advance.

The Hancock County Fiscal Court has a scheduled holiday closing for December 29th and January 1 st , however the Hancock County Clerk’s office will be open onDecember 29 th and closed on January 1 st and 2 nd . We hope this will benefit those December renewals and vehicle transfers needing to be done before year end.

We apologize for any inconveniences that this is going to cause but know that the transition from a 45 year old system to a more modern and efficient system will better serve our public in the future.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we reopen the motor vehicle department with the adjustment to the new and improved system as well as the expected overload of renewals for the January backlog. Long lines may be expected in the beginning of this transition.

Thank you,

Trina Ogle, Hancock County Clerk


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