REINSTATEMENT

COST:  $40

What do I need to bring?

Your suspended driver’s license

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 (we cannot accept anything laminated or photocopied):

  • 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, military documentation)

You will be required to pay a $40 reinstatement fee (NO CHECKS) to be issued a new license. You may also pay your $40 reinstatement fee online at https://dlr.ky.gov/DLR_Web/ All requirements as a result of the suspension must be fulfilled before the driver can be issued a new license. If your license has been suspended for over a year you will also require a three step testing process to be issued a new license.

Step 1 – Apply for the reinstatement at either the Covington or Independence branch.

Step 2 – Pass the written test administered at the testing facility in Erlanger on 1655 Delaware Crossing.

Step 3 – Issue the license at either the Covington or Independence branch.

Kenton County Driver’s License Branches:

Kenton County Justice Center:
230 Madison Ave. 2nd floor
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: (859) 292-6579 Option 6
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
Independence, KY 41051

Phone: (859) 356-5925
Fax: (859) 356-0942
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4PM (testing closed 11:45-12:30PM and testing ends at 3:30 PM)
Wednesday 8:00AM – 6 PM (testing closed 11:45-12:30PM and testing ends at 3:30 PM)
Saturday 9AM – 12PM (No Testing)(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.

State Police Testing Center
1655 Delaware Crossing
Independence, KY 41051
Phone: (844) 253-5680
Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM – 3:30 PM (Closed 11:45-12:30PM)