Kentucky Driver’s License Status

In the state of Kentucky, for each driver’s license exist a driving history record. In the driving history records, you can find information such as identifying information, all the licenses that have been issued to you, traffic conviction information, and administrative entries regarding your driving privileges.

The Division of Driver Licensing keeps a full driving history record for CDL drivers and a 5-years history record for non-CDL drivers. Other than this, The Division of Driver Licensing submits three-year driving records to the public and third-party requesters. However, the three-year driving history record does not contain personal information such as an address, social security number, and description.

On the other hand, a full driving history record contains all personal information such as any traffic conviction information, any administrative entries regarding your driving privileges, all CDL related requirements as well as other information. If the person requests another person’s DHR, it is necessary to submit a notarized release from that driver or a subpoena.

Online

For getting a three-year DHR, visit the online service, and complete the Requesting Form. 

You should expect to pay a $5.50 fee for that service. After that, your DHR will be emailed to you. Everyone can request this three-year Driving History Record (DHR) in Kentucky. The record is public according to KRS 186.018.

The information you can find on this record is driver status, license expiration, driving restrictions, and traffic violations. On the other hand, the record does not contain accident information or any personal information such as an address, sex, date of birth, and social security number. The cost of a Kentucky Driving History Record is $3.00 per record request. However, there is an additional fee of $2.50 per record that will help cover the cost of development and enhancements associated with the re-design of the Kentucky.gov e-Government Web Portal and additional online services offered by the Commonwealth.

You can view and print easily this three-year DHR that will become available to you for 14 days.

If you want to request a record, you will need to enter the driver’s first and last name exactly as it appears on the license. Also, you will need to provide valid credit details or debit card, your email address, the drivers’ names, and license numbers being requested. The license number contains 9 different characters. More precisely, 1 letter followed by 8 numbers. For more information, you can read the Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act.

We recommend you follow the instructions to complete the entire process online. Click the Starting Request link/graphic, in order to agree to the terms specified on the page.

Keep in mind that you need to have a Kentucky.gov account to use this system. If you do not have one, you can easily create a new one. By clicking on the Start Request, you will either log in or create the account. After you finish that part, you will have access to the online system. Visit the Form Service, and fulfill the necessary sections. The pieces of information you will have to share are license number, first and last name, city, and state.

By Mail

For requesting a full driving history record, you will need to contact the Division of Driver Licensing in Frankfort and submit the necessary details. The cost of the request will be charged $3.00 and you can pay with a certified check or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer. Fulfill all the necessary information such as your name, social security number, or KY driver’s license number, date of birth, and your current address in the request and mail it to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet,

Division of Driver Licensing,
Attn: Driver History Records / Fees Section,
200 Mero Street,
Frankfort, KY 40622.

Keep in mind that full DHR will be mailed back to the person who requested the form.

In Person

Individual drivers who want to request for complete five-year record need to contact their local Driver Licensing Field Office. Keep in mind that this five-year record is not available to the general public, only for individuals. The complete five-year record contains all of the driver’s personal information such as an address, sex, date of birth, and social security number. You can expect to pay a $3.00 fee.