Replacing a Lost License in Kentucky
Replacing a lost or stolen driver's license in Kentucky isn't a difficult process. You'll need to gather a few documents and take them to a driver's license office. Because you'll already be in the driver's license database, you'll only need to provide your name, proof of date of birth, and Social Security card.
Read below for more information about replacing your lost, stolen, or damaged KY driver's license, including where to go, what to take with you, and how much it will cost.
To replace your lost, stolen, or damaged KY driver’s license, you will need to go in person to your local driver’s license office (called the Circuit Court Clerk’s office) and bring the required documentation:
- Your birth certificate.
- Your Social Security card.
- Proof of your legal address, such as:
- A utility bill.
- Mortgage documents.
- A rental agreement.
The cost to replace a lost or stolen driver's license is $12, unless you are within 6 months of your expiration date. If this is the case, your replacement driver's license will be handled in the same manner as a driver's license renewal, for a $20 fee. You'll receive your replacement license the very same day.
Outside of Kentucky?
The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk's office will only issue replacement driver’s licenses in person.
If you have lost your license while outside of the state, contact the department at (502) 564-1257 for assistance.
However, if you are military personnel stationed outside of Kentucky, see below for replacing your driver's license by mail.
Replace By Mail: Military Personnel
If you are a Kentucky resident on military duty and stationed outside of the state, you can request a replacement driver’s license by mail.
You will need to:
- Contact the Circuit Court Clerk’s office in the county where you normally live for an application and instructions.
- Be prepared to submit documents to verify your identity and KY residence.
- Pay the $12 replacement fee ($20 if your KY driver’s license will expire within 6 months).
Although the state of Kentucky doesn't require you to report a lost or stolen driver's license to the police or law enforcement, you might want to do so for your own protection, especially if you are concerned about fraud or identity theft. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Driver Licensing Division, refers to the Federal Trade Commission as a national source of identity theft protection.MOST FREQUENTLY VISITED SECTIONS
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