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.