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You can now renew your driver's license online in Kentucky

If you're renewing your license, you may be able to skip the lines. You cannot use the online option if you need to upgrade your license to a REAL ID.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) launched a new service to renew driver’s and motorcycle licenses online.

“This is a dramatic step forward for customer convenience – the ability to go online to renew your driving credential and save yourself a trip to a licensing office if you don’t otherwise require in-person service,” Gov. Beshear said in a release.

According to KYTC, the option to renew online is available to Kentuckians who want to maintain the same card version and currently hold a standard-issue or REAL ID license which will expire in less than six months or has been expired for less than a year. The name and address must match what is listed on the applicant’s current license.

“We’re taking driver licensing to a new level in Kentucky,” KYTC Secretary Jim Gray said in a release. “Greater efficiency, greater security and more choices.”

The online renewal option does not apply to:

  • Kentuckians requesting a license replacement (lost/stolen cards).
  • Kentuckians upgrading from standard-issue license to a REAL ID.
  • Kentuckians upgrading from four-year to eight-year expiration.
  • Those needing a license with changed name or address.
  • Commercial driver’s licenses (CDL).

Those wishing to replace a license or make a change of name or address must still do so in person. 

To access the online renewal service, visit dlrenewal.ky.gov.

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