Driver Licensing Service Options


Skip the trip by renewing your driver's license or ID card online using our quick and secure portal.

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By Mail

Renew, replace, or update an address on your standard driver license, ID card or REAL ID.

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In Person

Upgrade to a REAL ID or renew a standard credential by visiting any Driver Licensing Regional office.

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Kentucky Driver Licensing

Before obtaining a permit/license, all new applicants must complete the required written, vision, and skills tests, administered by the Kentucky State Police.

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Graduated Driver Licensing Program

This program is only required for drivers obtaining their original permit at 16 or 17.

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The Popup Driver Licensing Program is a traveling service that brings all the services offered in Driver Licensing Regional Offices to local communities that don't have a Driver Licensing Regional office. 

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Join more than 130K Kentuckians who have renewed their vehicle registration online this year! All you need is your title number, plate number and a credit card.

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Look up your vehicle
tax paid in 2022

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Vehicle Titling

Any Kentucky resident who owns a vehicle may apply for a Kentucky Certificate of Title and Registration at the County Clerk's office in the owner's county of residence or the county where the vehicle is primarily operated

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Apply for a
License Plate

Kentucky issues over 150 different types of passenger and motorcycle license plates.

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Weight Distance

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Access the Motor
Carrier Portal

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File IFTA Taxes

Only Kentucky based carriers will need file IFTA taxes with the state!

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Do I need an IRP?

​Any vehicle with a combined gross vehicle weight or registered gross weight exceeding 26,000 lbs. or having 3 or more axles regardless of weight operating outside the state of Kentucky needs an apportioned license plate.

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Experience the next level licensing at Kentucky's Driver Licensing Regional Offices

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All licensing services have fully transitioned from the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in every county to Driver Licensing Regional Offices throughout Kentucky.

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