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Kentucky DMV Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the Kentucky DMV.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Transportation Cabinet. The official website for the Kentucky DMV is:

Online Services at the Kentucky DMV

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The Kentucky DMV offers the following services online:

  • Renew car registration.
  • Purchase a driving record.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

Kentucky Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

Kentucky DMV Practice Tests

Kentucky DMV Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free Kentucky DMV Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in Kentucky

Driver’s Education in Kentucky

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

Kentucky Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in Kentucky? has you covered!

Kentucky Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

Kentucky Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

Kentucky Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

Kentucky Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

Kentucky License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a Kentucky driver’s license?

You need proof of your identity, age, residence, and Social Security number.

How do I renew my driver’s license in Kentucky?

You can renew in person or by mail.

How long do I have to renew my Kentucky driver’s license after it expires?

If your license has been expired for over 1 year, you need to take a vision and written exam again.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to Kentucky?

Yes, you’ll need to do so upon becoming a resident.

When will I receive my Kentucky driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You should receive it in a few weeks.

Can I get a copy of my Kentucky registration online?

No, you’ll need to contact your local county clerk’s office.

How do I renew my car registration in Kentucky?

You can renew your registration online or in person.

Can I renew my car registration online in Kentucky?

Yes, you can.

What happens if my Kentucky car registration is expired?

You will not be able to renew online and you may be subject to late fees.

When will I receive my Kentucky car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

You should receive your updated documents in a few weeks.

How much of my Kentucky car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to Kentucky?

Yes, you’ll need to do so after moving to Kentucky.

Kentucky DMV Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the Kentucky office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the Kentucky DMV, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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