How To Renew Your Kentucky Drivers License
Need to renew your Kentucky drivers license? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.
Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)
Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DDL in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DDL.
3: Via a local DDL office
If you prefer to access DDL services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DDL office location. Varying DDL offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DDL closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DDL allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.
Renew a Drivers License in Kentucky
A Kentucky drivers license is valid for four years, and expires 31 to 90 days after your birthday depending on your age.
If you are military personnel, you may be issued a Class D drivers license by mail.
- You have an extra 90 days to renew the license once it expires.
Everyone else must renew their Kentucky drivers license in person at their local DDL office.
When you renew your Kentucky drivers license, you may need one or more of the following documents:
- Social security card
- Proof of identity
- Pay $20 fee
The state of Kentucky will send you a renewal reminder in the mail to the address they have on file, so make sure your information is always up to date. If you need to change your address visit our Kentucky drivers license address change page.
You may need other documents to renew your license which can be found in our Kentucky Drivers License Easy Guide along with a handy checklist to help you with your renewal.
If you need to transfer an out-of-state drivers license to a Kentucky drivers license you may find that information on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's website.
How to renew your Kentucky CDL drivers license here.
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