MOTORCYCLE – Permit / License

COST: Permit $6 – License $30 (with operator)

What do I need to bring to renew my motorcycle license or permit?

  • A valid Kentucky driver’s license/intermediate permit. A renewal can be taken care of in our Covington or Independence locations.

How do I get a motorcycle permit?

NOTE: While it is not required, it is suggested that you obtain a permit BEFORE taking any equivalence courses. A course may ONLY take the place of the road test, therefore you still need to hold your permit for the allotted time before you can use the course certification to obtain your license.

Visit our Independence location at 1655 Delaware crossing to complete all steps for the permit process. Our Driver’s License office as well as the Kentucky State Police testing facility are in the same location behind the old Kroger in Independence on the loading dock side of the building.

IF YOU HAVE A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE BRING IN THE FOLLOWING:

Under 18: You must have ALL documents listed

  • A valid Kentucky driver’s license/intermediate permit

               and

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

               and

  • Applicants for a motorcycle license permit who are under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian who is willing to assume the responsibility imposed by KRS 186.590 by signing the application for a license. This is true even if the parent or guardian has already signed the application allowing the minor to drive a moped or automobile.

18 and Over: You must have ALL documents listed

  • A valid Kentucky driver’s license/intermediate permit

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE THEN YOU MUST BRING IN THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

Under 18: You must have ALL documents listed

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

               and

  • Social Security Card (Not Laminated)

               and

  • School Verification Form (your school should have them available)

               and

  • A parent/guardian must also be present with a valid form of ID. If the applicant does not share a resident with the parent/guardian mail, dated within the last 90 days, with the applicants name will be required. Applicants under the age of 18 MUST HAVE a parent or guardian to sign the application. Guardianship papers are required for any person not listed as a parent on the applicant’s birth certificate.

               and

  • Applicants for a motorcycle license permit who are under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian who is willing to assume the responsibility imposed by KRS 186.590 by signing the application for a license. This is true even if the parent or guardian has already signed the application allowing the minor to drive a moped or automobile.

18 and Over: You must have ALL documents listed

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

and

  • Social Security Card (Not Laminated)

and

  • Mail, dated within the last 90 days, with the applicants name will be required.

If a driver completes an approved motorcycle safety course, a motorcycle license can be issued without the applicant having to complete a skills test. IN ALL CASES, HOWEVER, APPLICANTS OVER 21 MUST HOLD THE MOTORCYCLE PERMIT FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE A MOTORCYCLE LICENSE CAN BE ISSUED. Applicants under the age of 21 who hold their motorcycle permit must wait for 180 calendar days before taking their motorcycle skills test or presenting course equivalency.

Motorcycle skills tests are by appointment only

Motorcycle skills test: Daily (by appointment) – Weather Permitting

Phone Number: (844) 253-5680

Kenton County Driver’s License Branches:

Kenton County Justice Center:
230 Madison Ave. 2nd floor
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: (859) 292-6579  ext. 516
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: (NEW ADDRESS)
1655 Delaware Crossing
Independence, KY 41051

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

State Police Testing Center
1655 Delaware Crossing
Independence, KY 41051
Phone: (844) 253-5680
Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM – 3:30 PM