How to Renew a Driver's License in Kentucky
A Kentucky Driver's License can be renewed in person at the local Circuit Court Clerk's office in the State, and by mail for military personnel.
WHEN TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE
- Your Kentucky driver's license will generally expire soon after your birthday. The expiration year depends on your age when the expiring license was issued or last renewed:
Driver's Age at License
Issue or Last RenewalValidity of License
under 21license expires 90 days after the 21st birthday
above 21 license expires 31 days after your birthday every four years
It is advisable to renew your driver's license before the date on which it will expire. You can renew your license any time in the six months leading up to its expiration.
- If you wait for more than a year to renew your license you will be required to take the vision as well as the written tests.
TO RENEW IN PERSON
You must bring:
- Your expiring license
- If your name has changed, documentation of the name change (birth certificate, marriage license, court orders, etc.) is required.
- The renewal fee of $20, payable by cash or check (credit cards not accepted).
TO RENEW BY MAIL
Renewal by mail or by a personal designee is available only to active-duty military personnel. You will have to contact your local Circuit Court Clerk's office for an application and instructions.
The renewed driver's license will arrive by mail at the address provided.