​​The State of Kentucky may issue restricted driving privileges to a driver who has been revoked due to an alcohol-related DUI. The driver must first apply with the convicting court and be ordered to participate. The driver will then submit an Ignition Interlock Application and a non-refundable application fee of $105.00.

Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Process

 Important: Please read these instructions carefully and completely prior to making application for the Ignition Interlock Program.
 Warning: Do not mail application, cash, money orders, or checks to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. They will only be collected at a Division of Driver Licensing Regional Field Office or the One Stop Shop.

Eligibility

To apply for an Ignition Interlock License and Device (IID), the Applicant must be authorized by the Court.

Process

Applicants can follow these guidelines​​​​ once they have court approval.

    Step 2
    You may return to a Division of Driver Licensing Regional Field Office or the One Stop Shop to:
    • Provide proof of Kentucky insurance
    • Provide a valid Kentucky vehicle registration
    • Notarized letter (from owner), ONLY IF you do not own the vehicle
    • After approval, you will need to pay a $105.00 Non-Refundable fee
      • Forms of payment accepted are: Credit Card, Debit Card, Certified Check, or Money Order made payable to: KY State Treasurer
 Warning: Do not mail application, cash, money orders, or checks to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. They will only be collected at a Division of Driver Licensing Regional Field Office or the One Stop Shop.
    Step 5
    You take your vehicle and letter of eligibility to the installer for installation of device. (Take Physician’s Statement, if applicable.) Please note, Court Order may be requested by installer.
    Step 7
    Once all applicable fees have been paid, a Kentucky Driver License with Ignition Interlock restriction will be issued, you are only eligible to operate a motor vehicle equipped with an Ignition Interlock Device.
    • $40.00 Reinstatement fee
    • One of the following:
      • $12.00 Duplicate License fee
        OR
      • $20.00 Renewal License fee
    Step 8
    The Transportation Cabinet will send a letter (2 weeks prior to Ignition Interlock Device completion) reminding you of the date the Ignition Interlock Device can be removed. This letter will also include the status of your required drug and alcohol classes.
 Note: If you reach this date and your drug and alcohol classes have not been completed, your Driver License will be suspended on that date for failure to complete those classes and cannot be reinstated until this requirement is met.
    Step 9
    You may contact the Ignition Interlock Device installer to schedule the Ignition Interlock Device removal on or after the removal date.
    Step 10
    Take your Removal letter to the installer for Ignition Interlock Device removal.
    Step 11
    Once the Ignition Interlock Device is removed, you are required to take the Certificate of Removal to the Circuit Court Clerk's office in the county where you reside to have an In-force/valid Kentucky Driver's License issued with the ignition interlock device restriction removed.
    • One of the following will be applicable:
      • $12.00 Duplicate License fee
        OR
      • $20.00 Renewal License fee
 Note: If you feel your volume of breath is diminished, you will need to submit a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Physician Statement, completed by your physician, with your application.

Frequently Asked Questions​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Eligibility is based on activity in your five (5) year driver history record. If you would like to review your record prior to submitting an application, three (3) year records are available online at DHR Online. Five (5) year records are available at the One Stop Shop in Frankfort and the Division of Driver Licensing Regional Field Offices throughout the state. You may not be eligible for an Ignition Interlock license if any of the following convictions appear on your driver history record pursuant to KRS 186.560:
  • Murder or manslaughter from the operation of a vehicle;
  • DUI with something other than a motor vehicle;
  • Perjury involving the registration or regulation of vehicle;
  • Felony in which the motor vehicle is used;
  • Conviction of three (3)charges of reckless driving within a twelve (12) month period;
  • Conviction of a hit and run;
  • Conviction of theft of a motor vehicle or parts (also includes under 18 years of age);
  • No proof of insurance, upon conviction of second and subsequent offense;
  • Conviction for fraudulent use of a driver license to (attempt) purchase of alcoholic beverages;
  • Conviction of operating a motor vehicle, motor cycle or moped without an operator’s license; or
  • Being found incompetent to stand trial pursuant to KRS Chapter 504
The following conditions or events may also render you ineligible for an Ignition Interlock license or subject to revocation of an existing Ignition Interlock License pursuant to KRS 186.570:
  • Committing of an offense under KRS 186.560
  • Mandatory license revocation due to a finding of the medical review board (MRB);
  • Causing or contributing to, by reckless or unlawful operation of a motor vehicle, an accident resulting in death, injury, or property damage;
  • Mental or physical disability, including seizures (MRB);
  • Habitual reckless or negligent driving (KRS 13B);
  • Obtaining a license without submitting a proper application;
  • Presenting false or misleading information regarding residency, citizenship, religious convictions, immigration status;
  • Failure to take and pass an examination required by KRS 186.480 (KSP examination);
  • Conviction of assault and battery resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle;
  • Failure to appear in response to a summons or citation issued by a law enforcement officer;
  • Failure to appear pursuant to an order of the court to demonstrate proof of security (insurance);
  • Failure to provide proof of insurance, upon three (3) or more convictions within a five (5) year period;
  • Child support arrearage of six (6) months or more pursuant to KRS 205.712;
  • Failure to respond to a subpoena or warrant relating to child support or paternity;
  • Ineligibility to operate a vehicle pursuant to KRS 532.536;
  • Ordered to pay reimbursement for incarceration, restitution or unpaid judgments pursuant to KRS 532.356;
  • Taxpayer delinquency, upon written notification from Revenue; or
  • Conviction in any other state of an offense that would be grounds for suspension or revocation in this state, except speeding offenses – unless they hold a CDL and unless the conviction is more than five (5) years old, excluding felony traffic offenses or habitual violator offenses.
Contact the Division of Driver Licensing, Court Records section at <a>502-564-1257</a>.​
A non-refundable application processing fee of $105.00 with the completed application. The application processing fee is due in full, regardless of indigency status. Device and service fees are paid directly to the device or service provider in accordance with a contract between the device provider and user of the device. Costs may include, but are not limited to:
  • Initial device installation fee
  • Monthly monitoring and calibration fee
  • Device removal fee
  • $40.00 Reinstatement fee
  • One of the following:
    • $12.00 Duplicate License fee
      OR
    • $20.00 Renewal License fee
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You must have a court order* to apply for an ignition interlock device and license. The court order and Ignition Interlock Application form should be submitted to a Division of Driver Licensing Regional Field Office or the One Stop Shop.

The following items must be submitted to a Division of Driver Licensing Regional Field Office or the One Stop Shop with a completed Ignition Interlock Application:
  • $105.00 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Court order authorizing application; and
  • Proof of KY insurance
  • Valid KY vehicle registration
If you do not own the vehicle you plan to install the Ignition Interlock device into, a written notarized statement from the vehicle’s owner will be required at the time of installation of the device.
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The Certified Ignition Interlock Providers will direct you to a location and technician to have your device installed.​
You are only required to install a device on your primary vehicle; however you may choose to install devices on additional vehicles. The holder of an Ignition Interlock License is only authorized to drive a vehicle with an ignition interlock device installed.​
Yes. Anyone can operate a motor vehicle with an Ignition Interlock device installed so long as he or she complies with the device requirements.​
Must comply with federally mandated hard suspension periods for operating with a CDL under the influence of alcohol.​
You should never operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. In case of an emergency, call 911.​
All fees that are to be paid to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be collected at a Division of Driver Licensing Regional Field Office or the One Stop Shop. ​
The court order (Form AOC 495.13 or AOC 495.5) can be sent into KYTC Court Record, by the courts, attorney or the individual to Fax # (502) 696-3915. ​​
You will be considered in violation of the Interlock Program, and subject to removal from the program, for any program violations which include, but are not limited to:
  • Failure to report for device monitoring every 30 days, or as scheduled;
  • If convicting court receives notice from any law enforcement officer or Interlock service provider that indicates you operated a vehicle not equipped with an ignition Interlock device;
  • Failure to abide by the service agreement with the Interlock service provider;
  • If the participant or anyone else, aside from the Interlock service provider, is found tampering with, bypassing, or removing the Interlock device;
  • Attempting to start, or operate, the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol;
  • Failure to submit to and pass any retests prompted by the Interlock device after the vehicle has been started;
  • Failure to use an ignition Interlock equipped vehicle;
  • Accumulation of Interlock Demerit system points in accordance with DMV policy; or
  • if you fail to enroll in, have no progress in, or withdraw yourself from the DUI Safety and Treatment Program.
Indigency will be determined by the courts.​
You will need to get a Certificate of Removal (From TC 94-178) from the installer and take it to the Circuit Court Clerk's office to have the certificate sent to Court Record and have your record updated. You will then have to complete your suspension time. ​
You will need to go to Circuit Court Clerk's office in the county of your residence. Present your out of state license and a copy of your Certificate of Installation to transfer.
 Note: Copy of Court Order may be requested.
Certified Cashier Check, Check, Money Order (made payable to Ky. State Treasury) or Credit Card​.
The Certified Ignition Interlock Providers will direct you to a location and technician to have your device installed.​

Certified Ignition Interlock Providers