Compare Licensing Service Options

Online

By Mail

In Person

Eligible Cards for Renewal

 Driver's License

 Motorcycle License

 Combination Driver/Motorcycle License

 Identification Card

 Driver's License

 Motorcycle License

 Combination Driver/Motorcycle License

 Identification Card

 Driver's License

 Motorcycle License

 Combination Driver/Motorcycle License

 Identification Card

May renew up to 6 months before card expires

Replace Lost or Stolen Card

 Not Available

 Available

 Available



Update Mailing Address



Update Name

 Not Available

 Not Available



Upgrade from standard credential to REAL ID

 Not Available

 Not Available

 Available
View our list of required documents to apply for REAL ID.



Choice of either a four-year or eight-year card lifespan

 Maintains the same lifespan as your current credential

 Choice of four-year lifespan

 Available



Commercial Driver’s License Renewal

 Not Available

 Not Available

 Available



Non-U.S. citizen credential renewal (excludes permanent residents)

 Not Available

 Not Available

 Available



Renew credential expired one (1) year or more

 Not Available

 Available

 Available

**With the passage of SB 124 on April 8, 2022, Kentucky driver's license holders who have been expired for more than one (1) year but less than five (5) years will no longer be required to take the written knowledge and vision tests to renew their license.

Renew credential expired five (5) years or more

 Not Available

 Not Available

 Not Available

**If the license is expired for more than five (5) years the driver will be required to start over as a new driver.

Expected arrival by mail

10-15business days
10-15business days
10-15business days

Applicant will receive a temporary document that serves as a license.



Accepted Payment Methods

 Debit and Credit Cards

 Cash

 Cashier's Checks

 Personal Checks

1.5% for debit cards, 2.75% for credit cards. No refunds.

 Debit and Credit Cards

 Cash

 Cashier's Checks

 Personal Checks

1.5% for debit cards, 2.75% for credit cards. No refunds.

 Debit and Credit Cards

 Cash

 Cashier's Checks

 Personal Checks

1.5% for debit cards, 2.75% for credit cards. No refunds.



Renew under 21 credential (vertical layout)

 Not Available

 Not Available

 Available



How do I get started?

Start online application

Renew Online



Complete the following form

Download Form

Mail to:

Division of Driver Licensing
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, Ky 40622

Or place in drop box at the above location.

Printed forms are also available at any Driver Licensing Regional Office.



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Schedule an Appointment