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    SUMMARY: How to Change Your Address in Kentucky

    To change your address on your KY driver’s license or ID card, you’ll need to visit your local DMV office in person. You’ll need to provide proof of your new address and pay the required fee. To change your name on your vehicle records, you’ll need to contact your county clerk’s office. If you’d like an updated car registration and certificate of title, you’ll need to order a replacement.

    Continue reading this page to learn more about changing your address with the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing and obtain updated documents.

    KY Driver’s License/ID Card Address Change

    If you have moved to a new address in Kentucky, you’ll need to update your driver’s license or ID card within 10 days of the change. You will need to visit your local Kentucky circuit court clerk’s office with:

    • Proof of your new physical address, such as your:
      • Utility bill.
      • Rental agreement.
      • Mortgage documents.
    • Payment for the $12 fee.

    Car Registration & Title Address Change

    To change your address on your car registration, you’ll need to contact your KY county clerk’s office and provide your new address.

    NOTE: You must change your address before you renew your registration.

    If you’d like updated documents showing your new address, you can order duplicates. See our following pages for more information:

    Moving Out of State

    If you’re moving from Kentucky to another state, you’ll need to send the following to the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing office:

    • A copy of your title certificate or registration receipt.
    • Your license plate/s.

    NOTE: You may need to pay taxes due on your vehicle.

    Fees to Change Your Address

    When you change your address in Kentucky, you may need to pay the following fees:

    • Driver’s license/ID card: $12.
    • Duplicate title certificate: $6 (plus notary fee).
    • Duplicate registration receipt: Contact your local county DMV office.

    Contact your local Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing office to find out what payment methods are accepted.

    New KY Residents

    If you’re new to Kentucky, you have 30 days to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license to the state. You will need to visit your county clerk’s office in person with:

    • Proof of your KY address.
    • Your out-of-state driver’s license/permit.
    • Your Social Security card.
    • Your birth certificate (if required).
    • Payment for the required fee.

    If your out-of-state driver’s license is expired, you will need to pass the written and driving tests.

    You will also need to register your out-of-state car with the KY Division of Driver Licensing. This will also require a visit to your local county clerk’s office. You will need various documents and payment for the registration fee.

    For more information, visit our Car Registration in Kentucky page.

    Change Your Name in Kentucky

    If you’ve recently changed your legal name for any reason—including, marriage, divorce, or other court order—you’ll need to obtain new Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing documents reflecting your new name.

    You will also need to update the Social Security Administration (SSA) of your new name.

    More information can be found on our Changing Your Name in Kentucky page.

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