NAME CHANGE – License / Permit / ID

Name or address changes are required by law to be made to identification cards within 10 days. To obtain a name change, you must show documentation in the form of a marriage license, divorce decree or name change order. All names on the documentation must match.

What if I need to change my name on my license?

Recently Married – If you are getting your name changed because you were married please bring in your original marriage certificate (no copies). You must register your new name at the Social Security office at least 24 hours before being issued a new license.

Recently Divorced – You will need your divorce decree with your name change specified in the document signed by the Judge. You must register your new name at the Social Security office at least 24 hours before being issued a new license.

Legal Name Change – You will need the original signed documentation that contains the legal name both before and after the name change. You must register your new name at the Social Security office at least 24 hours before being issued a new license.

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 Location (behind Krogers):
1655 Delaware Crossing
Independence, KY 41051
Phone: (859) 356-5925
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4PM (testing ends at 3:30 PM)
Wednesday 8:30AM – 6 PM (testing ends at 3:30 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.