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Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Kentucky Driver's License or ID Card

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If your Kentucky driver's license or identification card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, you can apply for a replacement or duplicate license at your local Office of Motor Vehicles.

Instructions for replacing a lost, stolen or mutilated Kentucky driver's license or identification card:

  1. Locate the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk's Office nearest you. Be sure to note the days and hours of operation.
  2. Bring your Social Security card. You will also have to provide them with your name and date of birth.
  3. Bring the correct cost. Normally, there is a $12 fee for replacing a lost, stolen, or mutilated license. If your license is due to expire within six months, the fees will be $20, the same as that for a renewal of license. Please contact your local Circuit Court Clerk's Office to confirm the fee before applying in person, since fees may vary.
  4. The duplicate license will be issued on the same day.

Instructions for Kentucky residents who are temporarily out of state:

Kentucky residents who are temporarily out of state and unable to apply in person will not be able to apply for a replacement license until they are back home and can visit a Circuit Court Clerk's Office in person.
But Kentucky residents serving in the US military can apply for a duplicate license by mail. They should call the Circuit Court Clerk's office in their Kentucky County of residence for application instructions.

Additional Information

  • If your license or identification will expire within the next six months, you are not eligible to apply for a duplicate or replacement. Instead, you will need to renew your license or identification card.
  • You cannot apply for a replacement driver's license or identification online.