HARDSHIP LICENSE

COST: $5

Provided that a minimum 30 day suspension has been met, a Hardship License can be applied for at the District Clerk’s office in the county where the DUI was received.

Paperwork is presented to a Judge for approval and signing.

Upon approval by the Judge, paperwork is sent to a Driver’s License office in the county where the DUI was received.

That office will then make the paperwork available to you for pick up.

Kenton County residents can bring their hardship paperwork to one of our Kenton County branches in Covington or Independence to have the hardship license issued.

What do I need to bring?

  • Your suspended driver’s license
  • Your approved hardship paperwork

What if I no longer have my license?

You will have to confirm your identity with ONE of the following documents to be issued a new license:

  • Birth Certificate (Original or State Certified with the raised embossed seal)

or

  • Social Security Card (Not Laminated)

or

  • Passport

or

  • Any OFFICIAL United States or State of Kentucky document with your full name and social security number visible (ex. W2, food stamp documentation, military documentation)

Kenton County Driver’s License Branches:

Kenton County Justice Center:
230 Madison Ave. 2nd floor
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: (859) 292-6579
Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM – 4 PM
Payment Options  –  Cash, Check, Debit Card or Credit Card.
There is a $2 third-party fee for debit or credit card transactions.

Independence Branch:
1655 Delaware Crossing
Phone: (859) 356-5925
Fax: (859) 356-0942
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4PM
Wednesday 8:00AM – 6 PM
Saturday 9AM – 12PM (closed Holiday weekends)
Payment Options  –  Cash, Check, Debit Card or Credit Card.
There is a $2 third-party fee for debit or credit card transactions.