KYTC Announces Changes To Driver’s Licenses

Posted at 10:19 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 10:19:55-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – In order to comply with the Real ID act, Kentucky has announced changes coming to state driver licenses and other identification.

In 2019, new security features will come into play. The IDs will have an extended shelf life of 4 to 8 years. One option will also provide a voluntary travel ID which will allow individuals to board domestic flights. 

“Through a phased rollout starting in Jan. 2019 and rolling out statewide by spring, all KY identity credentials will feature a new look, arrive in the mail after applying at a Circuit Court Clerk office, and have an optional lifespan of 8 years," says DVR Commissioner Matt Henderson

The licenses will allow you to vote and access federal benefits.  The eight-year cost for a driver license is $43 for standard and $48 for voluntary.

Kentucky said it expects to release the new identification card design in September.