RENEWAL – License / Permit / ID

COST: $20 – With Motorcycle: $30 / State ID: $12

What do I need to bring?

  • Your Kentucky driver’s license

Operator licenses are good for four years and must be renewed at one of our Kenton County driver’s license branches.

What if my license was lost or stolen?

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 original hospital birth certificate signed by the attending physician)

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)

or

  • Any photo ID (School, Military, Carry and Conceal, etc.)

or

  • Two credit cards in your name.

What if I need to change the address on my license?

  • You will need mail delivered and postmarked or dated in the last 90 days with your name on it.
    THERE MUST BE A VISIBLE DATE ON THE MAIL USED FOR VERIFICATION!

or

  • You may also use a current lease agreement signed by both the lessee and lessor.

or

  • You may also use a deed if the document is signed by both the buyer and the seller of the home.

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 Branch: (NEW ADDRESS)
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
Payment Options  –  Cash, Check, Debit Card or Credit Card.
There is a $2 third-party fee for debit or credit card transactions.