What happens if I don't transfer my out-of-state driver’s license in Kentucky?

What would happen if I don't transfer or take too long to transfer my out-of-state driver’s license? I’m moving to Kentucky soon and I need to plan.

Answer
Long story short: It’s always best practice to transfer your driver’s license ASAP.
In Kentucky, you have 30 days to change your license. If you fail to transfer your license, you risk incurring:
  • Citations
  • Fees
  • Possible license suspension
  • Even jail time
Once you get your license moved over to Kentucky, you’ll also need to update your car insurance to make sure it meets Kentucky’s minimum insurance requirements.
If you want help looking for cheap insurance in Kentucky, let the free car insurance broker app, Jerry, help you find the best rates! Jerry compares rates from the top companies and sends the best deals to your phone in minutes.”
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Rachel Juillerat
Answered on Sep 10, 2021
Rachel Juillerat has her Master's in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College. You can view her work in the Independent, Cupid's Pulse, and the Penmen Review. She has worked in personal finance for five years before transitioning to insurance. She lives in Boston, where she spends her time exploring small New England towns, learning new skills, and napping through her cat's zoomies.
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