Kentucky Driver’s License & Permit FAQ
How Can I Apply for my KY Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions
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How old should I be before applying for my license in Kentucky?The state of Kentucky requires you to be at least 16 before applying for your permit.
Are there documents I need when I go to apply for my license in Kentucky?When you go to apply for your license, there are a few things you should remember to bring with you such as:
- A School Compliance Verification Form (if under 18)
- An Application Form (signed by parents if under 18)
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Residence
How can I qualify to get my permit in Kentucky?You may qualify to get a permit in Kentucky if you….
- Are at least 16 years old
- Have proof of address
- Can provide a school compliance form ( if under 18)
- Have a signed application by parents (if under 18)
- Pass the vision test
- Pass the written test
Where do I go when I’m ready to apply for my license in Kentucky?Driver licenses are issued at any local Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk office.
What is the contact information for a Kentucky DMV office?You may contact the main Kentucky DMV office by calling 502-564-1257. You can also find a local field office near you at http://transportation.ky.gov/Driver-Licensing/Pages/Testing-Hours-and-Locations.aspx.
Who should bring me for my permit test in Kentucky?You must have a signed application by your parent or legal guardian; therefore it is best for them to bring you. If they are unable to bring you, a licensed driver over 21 can take you. Just contact the DMV office at 502-564-1257 for more information.
When getting a license in Kentucky, do I need a physical?No. Kentucky doesn’t require a physical in order to obtain your license.
Does Kentucky require applicants to take a vision exam?Yes. When you apply for a license, your vision will be tested. You can practice your vision exam online at http://transportation.ky.gov/Driver-Licensing/Pages/Eye-Test.aspx.
Where should I go for my driver’s license photo in Kentucky?The DMV office will take care of all of that the day you go in for your exam. Just relax and look your best!
How do I apply for my Kentucky driver’s license?The Kentucky licensing process is simple.
- First: Be sure to have all of your documents such as your birth certificate, social security card, proof of address and school compliance form.
- Next: Be sure you are at least 16 years old.
- Afterwards: Be sure you are prepared for the written exam by studying.
- Finally: Go to your local County Circuit Clerk’s office to take the test.
What happens after I apply for my Kentucky driver’s license?Once you have passed your written exam, you will be issued a learner’s permit. If you are under 21, you will have to hold your permit for at least 180 days before applying for your road test. You must also have 60 hours of behind the wheel practice with at least 10 of those hours being at night. If you are over 21, you will have to hold your license for 30 days before applying for your license.
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