How to Get Your Kentucky Driving Record
If you are trying to get your Kentucky driving record (or someone else’s Kentucky driving record), there are three ways you can go about doing this. First, you can request a Kentucky driving record online. Note that the online request portal only works for three-year driving records. The second method of requesting a driving record in Kentucky is by going to an office in person. Lastly, you can request a driving record by mail at this address:
Attn: Driver History Records / Fees Section
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
The Driving Record Application
The driving record application for Kentucky is very straightforward. You must fill out your name, address, and payment information. Of course, you also need to supply the name, SSN, and driver license number of the person whose records you are requesting. Note that Kentucky makes three-year driving records available to the public. However, certified five-year driving records are only available to the drivers themselves. Five-year certified driving records cannot be applied for online.
Required Documents for the Application
The application does not require any additional documentation. It does require that you submit the driver’s SSN, but you do not need to submit a scan of their actual card. Note that an application for a five-year certified driving record must be notarized.
Fees & Payment Methods for Driving Record Applications
The fees for driving record applications in Kentucky vary depending on the type of application. However, all fees involved are quite reasonable by the standards of other states. Requesting a three-year driving record online costs $5.50. Payment can be made with all major debit cards and credit cards. It costs $3 to request a driving record in person. The fee is the same for three-year records and five-year certified records. If you are applying for a driving record in person, you can pay the fee via credit card, debit card, money order, or cashier’s check. Neither cash nor personal check is accepted. Applying for a driving record by mail costs $3. This fee can be paid with a money order or a cashier’s check. As with in-person applications, personal checks and cash is not accepted.
Types of Driving Records in Kentucky
There are several types of driving records in Kentucky. As previously mentioned, there are three-year records and five-year certified records. While the five-year record obviously includes a longer timespan of driving history, this is not the only important difference. It is certified so that it can be used when applying for various types of government licensure (like a CDL license from another state). Most states charge more for a certified record, but Kentucky charges the same amount for both types of driving records. Keep in mind that you cannot request a certified driving record online.