The State of Kentucky may issue restricted driving
privileges to a driver who has been revoked due to an alcohol-related DUI. The
driver must first apply with the convicting court and be ordered to
participate. The driver will then submit an Ignition Interlock Application and
a non-refundable application fee of $105 to the Kentucky Division of Driver
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible for an Ignition
A: Eligibility is based on activity in your
five (5) year driver history record. If you would like to review your record prior to submitting an application, three
(3) year records are available online
Five (5) year records are available
at the Central Office in Frankfort and district field offices throughout the
Field office locations
and contact information are available at http://transportation.ky.gov/Driver-Licensing/Pages/Field-Offices.aspx
You may not be eligible for an Ignition
Interlock license if you are currently suspended for any of the following convictions appearing on your driver history
record pursuant to KRS 186.560:
Murder or manslaughter from the operation
of a vehicle;
DUI with something other than a motor
Perjury involving the registration or
regulation of vehicle;
Felony in which the motor vehicle is used;
Conviction of three (3)charges of reckless
driving within a twelve (12) month period;
Conviction of a hit and run;
Conviction of theft of a motor vehicle or
parts (also includes under 18 years of age);
No proof of insurance, upon conviction of
second and subsequent offense;
Conviction for fraudulent use of a driver
license to (attempt) purchase of alcoholic beverages;
Conviction of operating a motor vehicle,
motor cycle or moped without an operator’s
Being found incompetent to stand trial
pursuant to KRS Chapter 504.
The following conditions or events may also render you
ineligible for an Ignition Interlock license
or subject to revocation of an existing Ignition Interlock License pursuant to KRS 186.570:
Committing of an offense under KRS 186.560;
Mandatory license revocation due to a
finding of the medical review board (MRB);
Causing or contributing to, by reckless or
unlawful operation of a motor vehicle, an accident resulting in death, injury,
or property damage;
Mental or physical disability, including
Habitual reckless or negligent driving (KRS 13B);
Obtaining a license without submitting a
Presenting false or misleading information
regarding residency, citizenship, religious convictions, immigration status;
Failure to take and pass an examination
required by KRS 186.480 (KSP
Conviction of assault and battery
resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle;
Failure to appear in response to a summons
or citation issued by a law enforcement officer;
Failure to appear pursuant to an order of
the court to demonstrate proof of security (insurance);
Failure to provide proof of insurance,
upon three (3) or more convictions within a five (5) year period;
Child support arrearage of six (6) months
or more pursuant to KRS 205.712;
Failure to respond to a subpoena or
warrant relating to child support or paternity;
Ineligibility to operate a vehicle
pursuant to KRS 532.536;
Ordered to pay reimbursement for
incarceration, restitution or unpaid judgments pursuant to KRS 532.356;
Taxpayer delinquency, upon written
notification from Revenue; or
Conviction in any other state of an
offense that would be grounds for suspension or revocation in this state,
except speeding offenses – unless they hold a CDL and unless the conviction is
more than five (5) years old, excluding felony traffic offenses or habitual violator
Q: Who do I contact if I see a discrepancy
on my driving record?
A: Contact Division of Driver Licensing at 502-564-1257.
Q: What fees are associated with obtaining
and using an Ignition Interlock device?
A: A non-refundable application processing
fee of $105 will be paid to the State Treasurer with the completed application. The
application processing fee is due in
full, regardless of indigency status.
Payment methods accepted are money orders, cashiers check, debit cards
or credit cards.
and service fees are paid directly to the device or service provider in
accordance with a contract between the
device provider and user of the device. Costs may include, but are not limited to:
Initial device installation fee;
Monthly monitoring and calibration fee;
Device removal Fee.
Q: How do I apply?
A: You must present a completed application to a regional field office or One Stop Shop
along with the items listed below to apply for
an ignition interlock device and license.
You can access the application here.
The medical form can be found here.
following items must be submitted to the transportation cabinet with a
$105 non-refundable application processing
Court order authorizing application; and
Proof of insurance and valid vehicle
If you do not own the vehicle you plan to install the
Ignition Interlock device into, a written notarized statement from the vehicle’s
owner will be required at the time of installation of the device.
Field office locations and One Stop Shop contact
information are available at:
Q: How do I get a device installed?
certified providers are listed below. Your selected provider will direct you to
a location and technician to have your device installed.
Q: Do I have to install a device on every
vehicle I own?
A: You are only required to install a
device on your primary vehicle; however you may choose to install devices on additional vehicles.
holder of an Ignition Interlock License is only authorized to drive a vehicle
with an ignition interlock device
Q: Can any other individuals drive a
vehicle with an ignition interlock device installed?
A: Yes. Anyone can operate a motor vehicle
with an Ignition Interlock device installed so long
as he or she complies with the device requirements.
Q: Am I eligible for an IIL (Ignition Interlock
License) if I have a
A: Yes, only after compling with federally mandated hard
suspension periods for operating with a CDL under
the influence of alcohol.
Q: What if I have an emergency and my
interlock device prevents me from starting my vehicle?
A: You should never operate a motor vehicle
while under the influence of alcohol. In case of an emergency, call 911.