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Replacing a Lost CDL in Kentucky

You must replace your lost commercial driver's license in person at the Circuit Court Clerk's office in your Kentucky county of residence.

Note that it's illegal to operate a commercial truck or any commercial vehicle without a valid CDL on your person. To combat identity theft, report your lost CDL to local and state authorities.

Apply for a Kentucky Duplicate CDL

Apply for your replacement CDL at your county's Circuit Court Clerk's office. Bring with you:

  • The required documents, which include your:
    • Birth certificate.
    • Social Security card.
    • Proof of legal address.
  • The $12 fee.

For additional details—such as any additional CDL-related documents you must bring and acceptable forms of payment—contact the Circuit Court Clerk's office.

Renew Your Kentucky CDL

Your CDL expiration depends on your age; if you lose your CDL within the eligible timeframe to renew, the Circuit Court Clerk's office will renew your commercial driver's license.

For more information, refer to Renewing Your CDL in Kentucky.

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