Kentucky allowing driver’s license, ID renewals remotely

In this undated image created by Kentucky Motor Vehicle Licensing, Kentuckians will need a new driver's license by 2020 in order to board domestic flights. A bill moving through the state legislature would update Kentucky's licensing procedures to comply with the federal Real ID Act. The optional new license, left, would have a star surrounded by a gold circle in the top right corner. People who opt out would have a license, right, that includes the words “Not for federal identification.”

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is letting people renew or replace their driver’s licenses and ID cards remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said people whose licenses, permits or ID cards were lost or expired between March 1 and June 30 may apply with their circuit court clerk to receive a new one in the mail. Beshear’s order keeps the process in place through July 31.

Applicants requesting renewals must not need any testing, however.

More information is available on the Administrative Office of the Courts COVID-19 web page.

A March order is also still in effect that keeps cards from expiring for an extra 90 days if the expiration date is March 18 or later.