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, food stamp documentation, 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  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:
1655 Delaware Crossing
Independence, KY 41051

Phone: (859) 356-5925
Fax: (859) 356-0942
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4PM (testing ends at 3:30 PM)
Wednesday 8:00AM – 6 PM (testing ends at 3:30 PM)
Saturday 9AM – 12PM (no testing)
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