The Basics of Changing Your Address in Kentucky
In Kentucky, as in all other states, people are required to update the address on their driver’s license. This update must take place within 10 days of the move. Unlike many other states, Kentucky does not have an online portal that allows drivers to update their addresses online. This is because drivers are required to get a new license in person that has their updated address on it.
Changing Your Address If You Are Moving Within Kentucky
Changing your address if you are moving within Kentucky can be a bit of a hassle. You have to go to an office in person to officially update your address. There are two types of offices you can go to for this service: county clerk’s offices and Driver Licensing Regional Offices. Every county in the state has a county clerk’s office, while the Driver Licensing Regional Offices are located in most of the state’s major cities.
Once you have identified the office that you will go to, you must gather the fee and required documents. The fee to update your address is $12. The required documents to update your address in Kentucky include your Social Security card and proof of residency. Proof of residency can consist of the following documents, which must be from the past year:
- Lease or rental agreement
- Mortgage statement
- Insurance policy
- Enrollment record from an educational institution in Kentucky
- Property tax bill
- Kentucky vehicle registration
- Tax return
- Pay stub
- Kentucky voter registration card
- USPS-postmarked mail
- Kentucky vehicle title
- Operator’s license, instruction permit, or personal identification card
- IRS W-2 OR 1099 (most recent tax year)
- Utility bill (Internet, electric, gas, cable, etc.)
- Phone bill
- Bank statement
Changing Your Address If You Are Moving to Another State
If you are moving to another state, you do not need to worry about notifying the Kentucky DMV. Instead, the Kentucky state government will be notified by the state you move to. This will happen when you get a new driver’s license and registration in your new state. At that time, you will need to surrender your Kentucky license and registration to the DMV in your new state.
Who to Contact With Questions
If you have questions regarding how to change your address in Kentucky, you can contact the state government via email or with a phone call. If you choose to place a phone call, the number you need is 502-564-1257. Service representatives answer calls from 8 AM to 3:30 PM from Monday to Friday. Hold times can be long, which is why many people send an email instead. There is not a public email address for inquiries. Instead, there is an email support system integrated into the state government’s motor vehicle service site. You will be able to email a form that includes your contact information and details about your question.
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