Commercial drivers can obtain a Kentucky CDL replacement credential through the Division of Driver Licensing (DDL) of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). To successfully replace CDL license credentials, motorists will be required to submit several types of information and pay the applicable licensing fee. Drivers will be required to apply for a CDL replacement in various situations, such as after losing or damaging their credentials. Failure to replace a commercial license when necessary will lead to serious fines and penalties.

To apply for a duplicate CDL in KS, motorists must utilize the standard in-person application method and deliver their request to the clerk’s office in their county of residence.

When do you need to get a duplicate CDL license in Kentucky?

Applying for a duplicate CDL license is a mandatory step under different circumstance. Drivers most often need a replacement due to a lost CDL drivers license. However, the state DDL must also issue a replacement in the following instances:

  • The motorist has damaged or destroyed his or her CDL license.
  • The driver has had his or her commercial license stolen.
  • The CDL holder is updating the information on his or her commercial license.

If your damaged or lost commercial driving license is set to expire soon, you may instead be allowed to complete the license renewal procedure to obtain a card with a new expiration date.

Documents Required to Replace a CDL in Kentucky

To successfully apply for a duplicate CDL, you will be required to submit certain types of documents. While the paperwork needed for a KY DMV CDL replacement does not include the full set of documents required from first-time applicants, you will still need to present the corresponding proofs of identification. The following list outlines the documents that you will most likely need to replace your commercial driver’s license:

  • Proof of identity, such as a birth certificate or a valid passport
  • A Social Security card
  • Proof of state address, such as a utility bill or rental agreement
  • Proof of a name change, such as a marriage license or divorce decree, if updating your name as well
  • A medical examination report and a medical certificate, if required

Contact the state DDL before replacing your CDL license in KS to learn about the exact document requirements in your circumstances, since commercial drivers are required to meet additional requirements when getting a driving credential.

How to Replace a Kentucky CDL in Person

The most common method of replacing a CDL license in Kentucky is submitting the replacement request at a nearby circuit clerk’s office. Note that you will be required to apply for a replacement CDL through the clerk’s office in your residential county. To get your CDL replacement, follow these steps:

  1. Complete any applicable request forms.
  2. Present proof of identification such as a birth certificate and Social Security card or a U.S. passport.
  3. Provide proof of residential address.
  4. Surrender the old commercial driving license, if available.
  5. Pay the replacement fee.

The state DDL will process your duplicate CDL license application once it verifies the submitted paperwork and fee payment. After locating your driving license record and verifying your eligibility to hold a CDL credential, the division will offer you a duplicate CDL card.

CDL Replacement Fees in Kentucky

Paying the CDL replacement fee is the final step in the application process for a duplicate CDL credential. The total cost for a duplicate CDL license in KS is currently $15.

The accepted forms of payment may vary depending on your chosen application method. Also, if you choose to renew your credential instead of obtaining a replacement, you will have to pay a renewal fee that varies depending on the type of credential you are renewing and the types of endorsements it includes.

Last updated on Friday, March 6 2020.